Good News and TGIF

Earlier this week, I had my periodic CT scan to determine whether or not the chemotherapy I’ve been receiving is continuing to work. I just received word from MSKCC moments ago that indeed many of the tumors continued to shrink compared to my last imaging procedure in August (which showed a decrease in tumor size almost across the board). Importantly, there weren’t any new lung metastasis.

Raspberry flavored, oral contrast agent to drink before CT scan

Clearly, this is very good news. In a perfect world, one would like to see all the tumors completely disappear. That would be highly unusual, so I will gladly accept serial decreases in the tumors from period-to-period.

This coming Tuesday, I should receive my chemotherapy doublet (provided that my blood counts are sufficient).

That’s all for now…short and sweet…as I am going to hug my family and enjoy the weekend.

13 thoughts on “Good News and TGIF

  1. Delighted for you. You are an inspiration for cancer patients and especially for someone like me with a similar diagnosis. Toronto, Canada salutes you!

  2. This is great news! You are on my mind almost daily at the moment as I am.working woth 2 inventors at my new employment who have developed therapeutic antibodies specifically for HPV-induced HNC and I am trying.to find a company that would pick up the end of discovery under SRA and development/commercialization under license. Still early but the mAbs are humanized, epitopes identified. Meanwhile, I am happy that you will enjoy this beautiful Fall week end! (Does your daughter still ride? Perfect weather for riding-….we are horse nuts!)

  3. What a great report! Prayers continue every single day, night, morning, afternoon, and any other time u come to our hearts and mind. Please know we will continue praying and believing for your healing.

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