Feb 05, 2013 - 9:19 pm
Yesterday, I had a ct scan due to more coughing, more SOB and this awful wheezing. Today, I picked up the results. Progression, a lot in the left lung, stable in other areas, and etc.
Faslodex, I began last March, 2nd time around. Lasted longer than the first time around which was all of 7 months. I was a lot more nervous the first time with it than I am now. I never like failing anything! Though it's not me that failed, it's those renegade cells that finaly figured the combination. They had it all the time. I would say they are slow combination pickers, wouldn't you?
Might ask to stay on Faslodex adding another hormonal. Read that people do that. I don't believe chemotherapy is for slower growing cancer cells. It is suppose to kill fast growing cells. Dr. Eric Winer and Dr. George Sledge both co-chair of SGK for scientific advisory board recommends to recycle hormonal drugs. One spoke about at the 2011 SABC symposium. I have heard Dr. Winer speak on YouTube and other places.
Anyway, they are not my oncologist, so on the 18th, I will learn what mine has to say about it all.
In the meantime, my wheezing is driving me crazy. Any remedies? I believe it might be from the pleural thickening. At least it wasn't an effusion. I've been lucky in that department, I only had one when they found it had returned in 2008.