Mom finished her 25 days of radiation with chemo like a champ! She had a follow up scan done which revealed another area needing treatment. This confirms that long term chemo will be required. She's on board and ready to fight, but her oncologist suggested a 2nd opinion to confirm & brainstorm. Since we're making history why not! Mom is a 5 year stage 4 gastric cancer fighter! Today she met with an oncologist at Barnes in St. Louis who suggested trying a different form of long term chemo with the 5FU. Since her first treatments she's always used a three-chemo blend of very strong treatments. They suggested combining the 5FU with drugs. Maybe this will be the change she needs to keep the spread silent. The previously removed tumor/gallbladder will be tested with these drugs to determine absolute effectiveness. The doctors will talk and plan while Mom comes to visit me, finally! I can't wait to hug my Momma very soon!
We'll keep you posted!