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Finally, A Plan

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I just met with my chemo onc and he has a battle plan for me now. Briefly, I started with a parotid cancer and it spread to my lungs and lower back. I had a lung biopsy which confirmed it to be the same type of cancer that started in my parotid. My doc sent the sample to a lab which did gene sequencing to pick the best drug to fight the beasties. I had about given up hope that anything could fight this very rare type of cancer, but he says we have a fighting chance. And, the drug of choice is in pill form. So, starting Monday, I begin taking these things and hoping and praying. There is also the problem of convincing the insurance company to pay for these since he says they are very expensive. But, he thinks he can make that happen. If these don't work out, we go to the next one on the list. So, for the first time in quite a while, I can at least hope for a bit more of a future.


Greg53's picture
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We are here for you, every step of the way. Now go kick some butt!

Positive thoughts!


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Hope is everything and sounds like a good plan to me, look forward and keep positive and take the pill.

I and a lot others will be praying for you my friend.

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Pam M
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Glad to see you've got a battle plan mapped out. Hoping the drug's OK'd by insurance, and you get to start soon. Even though I didn't like chemo, I was relieved to be doing SOMETHING. Do well.

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Moving in the right direction and definitely the right attitude....

Kick Butt,

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Hello Roger, I have been following your posts and I am so happy that you will soon be starting your treatment. The time between diagnosis and treatment can seem like forever. At least now you have a battle plan and you can start fighting back. We will be praying all goes well for you. You have an outstanding spirit and we know you can do it. Get Well Soon, Homer & Connie

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Glenna M
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Happy to hear you have a battle plan and your doctor doesn't sound like he is giving up!!! I understand your fears about the insurance company paying for these pills. It is one of my biggest fears, that they will have a treatment plan that will work and I can't have it because I can't afford it.

Praying for complete success from your new treatment.

Stay strong,

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Hope is precious and having optimism gets you through each day. Sounds like you have a doctor who is fighting for you. Just need to get that insurance company in line. Karen

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jim and i
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Roger, happy to hearyou have gotten a plan. Keep your faith and I will keep praying for you. Remember, God is in control.

Blessings, Debbie

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Remember we are all pulling for you.


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Roger, good to hear there is now a formal gameplan. Now it is time to dig in and fight.

We are all here for you buddy.



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Jan Trinks
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Hi Roger:

Glad they've got a plan and will be praying for success. God Bless!

Jan (Basketcase)

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