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Anyone treated w/ ablation and where

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    Terra
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    Hi, we are seeing our onc onMonday and wanted to discuss abalation for multiple liver mets (largest is 1.3 cm).  Not sure where this is done and if any of you have had experience with it. 

    Please share. 

    Lungs mets as well so we will need to look at something else ie ipi.

    Thank-you for your input.

    Terra

     

    Hi, we are seeing our onc onMonday and wanted to discuss abalation for multiple liver mets (largest is 1.3 cm).  Not sure where this is done and if any of you have had experience with it. 

    Please share. 

    Lungs mets as well so we will need to look at something else ie ipi.

    Thank-you for your input.

    Terra

     

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      Frannie55
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      Almost a year ago I had ablation for 3 mets in my liver. The radiologist (wonderful Dr. Fedeson in Grand Rapids, Michigan) also found one on his way in that wasn't on the scan. I have been NED since then. The procedure was done at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids. The recovery was a little more painful than I had expected, but nothing that I couldn't handle. I recommend the procedure.

      Good luck to you.

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        Terra
        Participant

        Thank-you for your response.

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        Terra
        Participant

        Thank-you for your response.

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      Frannie55
      Participant

      Almost a year ago I had ablation for 3 mets in my liver. The radiologist (wonderful Dr. Fedeson in Grand Rapids, Michigan) also found one on his way in that wasn't on the scan. I have been NED since then. The procedure was done at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids. The recovery was a little more painful than I had expected, but nothing that I couldn't handle. I recommend the procedure.

      Good luck to you.

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      stillhopeful
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      In NYC, it is done at Columbia Presbyterian and Memorial Sloan Kettering.  A friend of mine had the procedure done at Columbia presbyterian.  I don't know if his recovery was painful.

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      stillhopeful
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      In NYC, it is done at Columbia Presbyterian and Memorial Sloan Kettering.  A friend of mine had the procedure done at Columbia presbyterian.  I don't know if his recovery was painful.

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Terra,

      I was talking to a neighbor last night and she told me that her niece just finished liver abalation for a different cancer (I don't know what type) at the Cancer Center of America in Pa near Philadelphia.  I really don't know if they would do it for mel but thought it was worth mentioning it.

      What did the Dr. offer on Monday?

      Linda

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        Terra
        Participant

        Hi, thanks for mentioning that – he is suggesting starting Derek on the P13K and MEK combo trial at PMH, it is for the 20 % of mel patients that have the NRAS mutation, that is further ahead on the path then BRAF.  He thinks derek will respond to it quickly and get thngs under control vs trying ipi and waiting the 3 months or so before it starts, we will look at i[i down theroad alittle.  I am going to check around in the US at thehospitals mentioned to see if they do abalaion for mel (not in Canada) and at least have that as an option.

         

        Thank- you

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        Terra
        Participant

        Hi, thanks for mentioning that – he is suggesting starting Derek on the P13K and MEK combo trial at PMH, it is for the 20 % of mel patients that have the NRAS mutation, that is further ahead on the path then BRAF.  He thinks derek will respond to it quickly and get thngs under control vs trying ipi and waiting the 3 months or so before it starts, we will look at i[i down theroad alittle.  I am going to check around in the US at thehospitals mentioned to see if they do abalaion for mel (not in Canada) and at least have that as an option.

         

        Thank- you

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Terra,

      I was talking to a neighbor last night and she told me that her niece just finished liver abalation for a different cancer (I don't know what type) at the Cancer Center of America in Pa near Philadelphia.  I really don't know if they would do it for mel but thought it was worth mentioning it.

      What did the Dr. offer on Monday?

      Linda

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