Jun 28, 2011 - 5:52 pm
My wife is currently on second line therapy with these two drugs..... bavituximab is an investigational drug. She may be receiving a placebo in its place, but based on her side effects after receiving the bavituximab/placebo, we believe she is getting it.
We received her results today of her scans after her first six weeks of treatment.... two rounds of docetaxol, and weekly infusuins of bavituximab/placebo. The tumor is again stable and her bone mestastsis are showing signs of improvement.
We r pretty excited about this. She gets her next round of docetaxol and bavituximab/placebo this week. The docetaxol usually wears her down and she has had low red blood cell counts which make her tired. However we will walk 14 miles on Saturday in preparation for a walking marathon that she is adamant she will do in september... a year after her stage iv diagnosis.
Like many of you on this board, she inspires me.