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Thanks everyone was posted 12/31/2010 05:09 pm by Shelley
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Thanks for all of you for your responses. Initially our local doctor said that systemic chemo would be good enough for the bone mets. After about 6 months we had a consult with a colleague of Dr. Von Hoff's - he said that Mark should be taking Zometa so we told our oncologist this and he eventually gave one treatment of Zometa, after monthly reminders that we should be doing this. aaargh! A few months after that treatment, Mark had a tooth infection so the Zometa was put on hold. Then, in September of this year, we had a consult with Dr. Fine and he said because of the kind of bone cancer Mark had that he didn't need Zometa except for about every 6 months.

So, as you can see, we've had reputable doctors (VonHoff's co-worker and Fine) giving totally different opinions. Our local doctor pretty much goes with what we or other doctors recommend.

At this point, we've decided to there's not really a down fall to not getting the Zometa and we're going to push for it after he finishes radiation next week. The bone mets have caused him quite a bit of pain and we'd really like to get on top of this if at all possible.

Again, thanks for all the thoughtful replies. Appreciated!

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