Sep 27, 2012 - 1:56 pm
CEA has dropped from 14.4 to 7.6!!! (This is a good marker for Robert) Second scan comes mid October. They are also ordering another MRI of the brain, because Robert is still having dizziness issues that can't be linked to anything.,
All in all, this has been fairly easy on Robert. Not many side effects, except for headaches, some nausea, and some insomnia (I guess from the steroids). There is an erbitux-like rash on his upper chest that the trial doc says has been seen in other patients on the trial.
As long as he benefits from the treatments, they will keep him on this drug. The trial ended last month, it was only for 8 weeks.