I went to Bellflower Kaiser today for the evaluation for the T-DM1 clinical trial. The doctor was going to send me for an interview, yet, as I said I was disqualified from Cedars Sinai’s clinical trial because I hadn’t tried two drugs in the protocol, he said the Kaiser’s trial had the same protocol. Even before starting the interview, it became clear that I was disqualified.
According to the doctor, the T-DM1 clinical trial had finished Phase lll and the current trial is just an addition to give women more chance for T-DM1. It is almost ready to come out. He is not sure when, but hopefully it will be sometime soon!
Since I am disqualified, I am going to use Paclitaxel with current Herceptin and Tykerb starting this Wednesday. It is disappointing that I was disqualified for T-DM1, but I am glad that I can start a new treatment without wasting more precious time. (My chest is hurting now and I am afraid that cancer is progressing.)
Paclitaxel will give me 20% of a chance to shrink cancer. I will lose hair and my immune system will become weak, again, but hopefully I can handle all those side-effects. May God give me strength and bring me a miracle!