May 12, 2010 - 11:13 pm
Gang, I have a great letter for you to read. I'd written to Dr. Cummings in 2009 to tell him that a certain drug combo, carbo-taxol-xeloda seems to have cleaned out my liver. I did need the APR in the end, but who cares, my liver is still good.
PLEASE POST TO ANY SQUAMOUS CELL CANCER SITES LIKE THIS ONE. I also can be a resource (volunteer, self-taught) on the topic of my particular treatment. Please save this post even if you are doing fine now. `
From Dr. Cummings to me in 2009
Dear Ms Collins,
Thank you very much for this information. I am heartened to hear of your response to treatment. I shall add this management plan to my files – I have been surprised by how many patients and physicians have sent me information about successful treatment of metastatic anal cancer as a result of the editorial I wrote. The newer drugs, taxanes (for example, Paclitaxel) and platinum-analogues (for example, Carboplatin) have figured in several of these protocols and do suggest a way forward in this disease.
Once again, thank you. I wish you all the best for the future.
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,
Princess Margaret Hospital/University of Toronto .