May 30, 2012 - 1:39 pm
OK, here we go. Brief refresher. Radical nephrectomy in March 2011. By winter mets were in lungs, liver, spine and pelvis. Qualified for and began MDX-1106 at maximum dosage of 10 mg/kg of weight. I had a rapid response with healing in my bones, and liver. Lungs have demonstrated reduction in tumors from reported dozen to 3-4. A couple of these continue to shrink and a couple are stable. There is no evidence of mediastinal lymphadenopathies, where there had been. There is a questionable new lesion in t6 where none had been previously. So, in general continued good response to the anti-PD1 medication. Oncologist questions radiologists impression of t6 lesion. Now we wait for another 6 weeks and my next scan. The bad news is that I have had a chest infection for about a month. So my treatment today has been cancelled. The medication has been known to lower resistance to some infections. So now a course of antibiotics. I may have to miss a dose, or just get it a week or so late. I'll return in about 10 days for follow up and new plan of care. Thanks all!