At 4pm, the doctor came in with the PET scan images/result. It's official. I'm Stage 4. There is some metastasis in the liver. Although, there is much improvement in the lungs.
Apr 16 - Cryosurgery on lung (posterior lobe)
- Immuno therapy - take 60 ml blood, culture 8 days then infuse back for 4 days. Subcutaneous injection and accupuncture point injection with medicine which can improve immune function 4 times.
Apr 22 - cryosurgery and iodine seed implant on liver tumor
Apr 28 - cryosurgery and iodine seed implant on lung tumor (anterior lobe)
discharge: May 4 (estimate)
see Fuda Hospital site for more details on the treatments (www.orienttumor.com)
I'm super excited. The liver metastasis does not faze me. Mainly since there is a plan. I have every confidence in my doctors.
I asked after discharge, what next? I'll need a PET scan after 4 weeks or so. Perfect. I was trying to get a scan before I left. Insurance was giving me a hard time so it was postponed to May 29. Perfect timing. Then it all depends on the result of this scan.