Oct 27, 2005 - 3:58 pm
My Dad had his 1st scans this week since starting the camptosar/Erbitux combo in September. The tumors have shrunk 30 - 40% which the Dr. was very pleased with. Particularly with the progress in his liver. The Dr. is going to keep him on this combo for 4 more cycles and do scans again. Once the tumors have shrunk completely he will put him on a maintenance schedule with the Erbitux. My Dad's tumor did not express the EGFR gene but the Erbitux is working anyway. Thank God. The Dr. said my father wouldn't live past Christmas-LAST YEAR!! Here we are heading for Christmas this year and things are looking good. Just another reason to say "don't listen to negative statistics - the Dr's don't know how much time any one individual has".