Since my last CT scan came back with a good result, in spite of endless side effects, which send me to a couch to lie down often, I have been enjoying this summer.
Now it’s time to have a CT again.
Is my cancer gone? I wonder.
I have learned Taxol usually works well for 2-6 months, and as I’ve been on Taxol for 4 months, it’s still possible to have another good result.
Three weeks ago, when I talked with my oncologist, who came back from her maternity leave, she recommended I stay on the current cocktail for another two months if this coming CT result is good, and then change to Perjeta(Pertuzumab), a new drug approved by the FDA in June.
Though Perjeta is in the shadow of T-DM1, this antibody drug also has showed outstanding results in the clinical trials. As it was approved with the condition that this is only for the patients who have not started any metastatic treatments and only with Herceptin and Taxotere, I thought I was not able to reach this drug, but surprisingly the doctor talked about this medicine as my next choice as if there were no barrier.
We didn’t discuss about the case of the bad result, but regardless of the result, I am thinking of changing from Tykerb to Perjeta soon if it’s really possible to use it, since my side effects are getting nastier and increasing.
Nobody except God knows if Perjeta will be effective on my cancer or will ease my side effects, and if the CT’s result is bad, I will go into another big storm.
Yet, my life is in God’s hand! Believing so, I will go to take the CT scan tomorrow.