August 1, 2006

So as I wait for Chemo II to begin, there’s a limited amount of knowledge anyone has based on three pretty big outcomes of a decision tree. After the Chemo on the week of August 14, then we wait for the cancer cells to die off.

About 4 weeks later (probably a week or two after Labor Day), I go in for another full set of scans — PET scans, CAT scans, DOG scans. Three macro outcomes can results (and I’m betting on a version of #1):

#1: The cancer is receding, and dying off.

#2: The cancer is showing no effects, or some shrinkage but not a lot, or maybe some other thing icky has happend.

#3: The cancer continues to grow and has spread further.

The problem here is that within each of these scenarios are hundreds of shades of grey. Once all the scan are done, Dr Cecchi will do all sorts of research and figure out options. Surgery is probably in the mix, somewhere.

Bottom line is we know nothing until after the scans. Now it’s wait for this next round of Chemo….


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    God Bless You Dave.

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