We saw "the sarcoma expert" , Dr.B at Mount Sinai in toronto for a second opinon on referal from our Dr. C at Grand River Cancer Centre... One of the drugs which is useful in attacking the cancer has lifetime limits and it may be that my battle with Hodgkins when I was a teenager may have used up some of that. The doctors will consult and let me know on Monday.
Dr B also suggested surgery maybe possible - which was interesting as Dr C dismissed it. That option is still quite far away as we need to first get through chemo before surgery is even an option.
We did get some news from my CT scan and it wasn't positive. I have a couple of tumours other than on the pleura (lining of the lung) and they're fairly large tumours. This was quite a bit of a shock as I had been told that they were confined to my pleura. Dr. B is suggesting a bit more agressive use of the chemo to get these "new" tumors in control. The good news is that my type of cancer is very responsive to chemo and they should be able to shrink the tumours.
Monday will be interesting as Dr C receives Dr B's report and we'll discuss what to do next. Dr. B was very optimistic and hopeful which was good too.