Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dr. Fenton - Oncologist

Due to a cancellation Mom was able to see Dr. Fenton right away @0930

Course of treatment to follow but subject to change if chemotherapy is unsuccessful in making the tissue softer:

  • Chemotherapy to soften hardened tissue. 6 treatments over 18 weeks. (chemo every three weeks)

  • More Surgery to remove cancerous tissue which were unable to remove during May 25 session.

  • Radiation Therapy 5 weeks, every day.

  • Hormonal Therapy to lower the amount of estrogen in the body and by blocking the action of estrogen on breast cancer cells.
Treatment was to start immediately, however Dr. Fenton forgot that she had only had surgery May 25, 2010 so he delayed one week and would re-evaluate.

Mom's blood pressure peaked while we were there, so we had the nurse check her before we left. We were require to wait a bit before leaving.