The PET scan indicated that all areas responded to radiation and chemo . . . nodules smaller, activity lessened, etc. so the treatment is working. There is still a lymph node between the lungs showing some activity and because there are small nodules in the lower lobe and two larger nodules in the upper lobe the entire lung would have to be removed surgically . . . and there is no guarantee they would be able to remove all traces because they would have to be looking at all the lymph nodes as well . . . oncologist and radiologist recommending one more cycle of chemo and 8-10 additional days of radiation targeting the now smaller area. After chemo there is targeted therapy for this particular type of cancer. Not sure what that will involve since I have not spoken with the oncologist yet – but treatment begins again next week.
Well, here we go. It’s been nice having this break and I am hoping that I’ll be feeling okay for Christmas. My hair is even thinner – think Larry King. Actually pretty funny looking. Glad I found a couple of knit caps that are more comfortable than the wigs!