December 10th, 2015

“This Is Not So Bad”

Looking at the CT report, the new oncologist told me that actually the result was not so bad despite of the progression. Especially if she considers about the 6 week off treatment, cancer could have grown during that period, and Abraxane might have been suppressing cancer not to grow more.
“ I don’t think there is any reason to stop Abraxane,” saying so, she suggested to continue Abraxane at least until the genomic test result comes back.

She also said that up till now as the tumors were only a few millimeters, perhaps I didn’t need to change the regimens so quickly, which resulted in me being left only a few options.

As I told her another concern of the high dose of the radiation I have exposed to by many CTs I have taken every 2-3 months, she said that it would be fine to expand the intervals to 4 months or even 6 months unless there are some signs or symptoms to concern because in the big picture, my cancer grows still slowly.
She is even hopeful for my options: She thinks there should be several clinical trials I can try.
What she said was all so encouraging that it was like my best Christmas gift this year.

Now I feel much better. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!