May 21, 2013 - 6:27 pm
Some good news!
The pet today found a 1 cm met today, getting it chemo embolised tomorrow.
this is the same ,smaller met found last october, that was not visible in january.
All else was clear today, all the old mets gone and no new ones.
one little sucker to go, I hope this is it.
getting this pet scan fast and the targetted treatment gives me a measure of peace.
I am going on some very very low dose xeloda and avastin when i go home for 3 weeks,, just to give me immune system a rest,
and to cover any metastatic risk.
I am chuffed that from cea rise, to scan, to treatment in under a week, well that must be a record somewhere. It means I can go home and relax, while the met DIES. the embolisation works for up to 3 months and delivers 100 times the chemo precisely to the met. the mets blood supply is then occulised with a fat plug, and the chemo is trapped. thats how it was explained to me.
the chemo agent is mitomycinin, one that kills my tumours more effectively than all others.
its ironic that I never thought I would be mixing and matching chemo with immunotherapeis so quickly, but thats what the good doctor wants, and thats what i get.
ps the long blog entry with observations re personalised translation oncology