Yesterday and today was spent at Fox Chase having blood work and a CT scan done to see if the trial drug is working. Good news…. Dr. Denlinger said the scan is showing that the cancer is stable! There’s no new growth. Such great news to hear after a little bit of anxiety awaiting the results.
What this means is that I will stay in the clinical trial for another six-week cycle. At the three week mark, I’ll be going through a lot of blood work to check on things like my liver and kidney functioning and the level of cancer cell activity. At six weeks, there will be more blood work and another CT scan. We are so hoping that the news at that time will be the same as we got today.
This cycle will involve taking the met-inhibitor drug each day. Unlike the first cycle, no chemo will be administered since I developed the allergic reaction to cisplatin a couple of weeks ago. This will be the longest period of time I’ll be off chemo since we began this journey a year ago. My cancer is aggressive so if there is any indication along the way that it’s acting up, Dr. Denlinger will run the tests to check into things. If needed, I’ll be off to another type of treatment.
As we begin this next cycle, I ask for your continued prayers and positive energy. Together, I believe we can stop the progression of this disease.
Finally, happy belated Easter and Spring. Hope you had some wonderful times with family and friends over the past weekend and are enjoying the warmer days, colorful flowers, budding trees and other signs of Spring.
Love to all, Lynn