Last Friday I had PET/CT after 2 rounds of Cyramza/Taxotere. The results were amazingly good! Pleural thickening is basically gone and pleural effusion almost gone. Tumor shrunk and lymph node involvement totally reduced as well as SUV uptake down all around. No signs of any additional mets.
Round #3 was yesterday and we had to adjust steroid use as it was really messing with my GERD. No more oral-pre-during-post dexamethazone but they did give IV steroid yesterday before my infusion. Hoping this will keep side effects manageable.
I had had progression after carbo/alimta and alimta maintenance so I am cautiously optimistic that I can stay the course and reach NED with this treatment.
Managing the mouth/tongue/throat sores, GERD, hair loss and fatigue but so far, not as bad as the rounds of carbo/alimta were.
I think my oncologist was as happy as we were!