March 2014

March 2014

Well.. Now what do I do?

Since being released from the clinical trial I was on, I am back to the drawing board so to speak. The results of my CT scan show a recurrence of the disease which means I will need to seek some kind of treatment.

So far in the past I have received, CHOP chemo, That is a very aggressive treatment which is also can be very damaging to the body as it kills healthy cells along with cancer cells not to mention the side affects so…I refused to go there again!

Then there was Rituximab, This is a wonder drug that at first works wonders and I have had four rounds of this drug. The problem is that the more it is used to fight the cancer, the less effective it is so the period between treatments with this drug gets smaller and smaller. The last treatment only lasted for less than a year before I needed treatment again. So it is doubtful that this treatment will do much good.

The next treatment type was the clinical trial drug that worked well up until February of this year.

So now I am left with trying to figure out what to do next. I will need to do more research and talk to my oncologist to see where we go from here.

 


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