Almost 1 year to the day after I was first diagnosed, after 2 great scans "grossly stable" my Stage IIIB LC was back. MSKCC told me they were sorry I had exhausted all available TX options.
"Cancer Camp"!! 6/08 Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philly. In short, after one TX my CEA went from 395 to 252, thats 35% reduction! ONE TX
And MSKCC they offered palliative care, hummmmmmm
8/5 3rd TX at CTCA and my CEA is now down to 157!!!
I feel great. Not sure how they do it, but sure am glad they do
Next Tx 8/29 I got a Hall Pass to get to the Jimmy Buffett concert at Jones Beach, we'' be flying pirate kites.
Tx bumped to 9/2 Carbo, taxol, avastin stopped doing its job. CEA back up to 269. Avastin held as port site not healing from 6/08, avastin can inturupt healing. mildly freaking. CT scan 9/23 to confirm elevated CEA, if confirmed to a new cocktail. I feel pretty good, for a scardie pants
10/20/08 CT scan, Stage IV lung, with new liver mets. My CEA is now 957. Started Gemzar and Navelbine. Next visit 2 wks.
11/20 CEA 1310
yikes. Started "CAMP" protocol.
Cytoxan,adriamycin,methotrexate and procarbazine. I call it the kitchen sink. Arse kicking side effects, but I'll keep you posted.
Breath In ,Breath Out and Move On- Jimmy Buffett '07