Posted 2/27/2021 10:30 AM (GMT -6)
Hello, Jerry1 ----
Mindful of you, and have been thinking of you, since reading your post.
Do you have a great medical team working for you? I am thankful when I don't need them, but rely on them when concerns arise in my case.
You deserve a top-notch oncologist, looking after your case. Do not hesitate to seek out the best and brightest ---- as your case has some inherent complexities, as you have shared.
Just a suggestion to consider ----- have you discussed the topic of chemotherapy treatments?
It's a daunting subject, when first considered ---- as I know from first-hand experience, but it is another form of "attack" that hasn't been mentioned in your recent posts.
These days, individualized chemotherapy infusions can be specifically mixed, based on the patient's needs.
Other chemotherapy components can be mixed in --- dosage strengths can be adjusted ---- and timing of each infusion can be adjusted.
I was given full-strength, powerful chemotherapy infusions, but they were given three weeks apart, allowing my immune system time to rebound, in between.
A friend of mine benefitted from low-dose infusions, given once a week, over time.
Another friend of mine needed CARBOPLATIN added to his chemotherapy infusions, for his case of prostate cancer.
Dr. Kwon, at Mayo Clinic, calls these individualized, specially formulated infusions "chemotherapy cocktails" --- which helps me better understand the blending and mixing that can help each patient.
It's not always easy, but we have to keep our minds open to treatments that can help us the most.
I think chemotherapy is certainly something you might talk over with your oncologist.
Many of us here have pursued chemotherapy --- would this be an effective weapon for your case, I wonder?
Please keep us informed ~~~ let us know how you are faring.
You've got comrades here, rallied around you!
Handshake, support, and encouragement, from across the miles ~~~
CYCLONE ~~~ # Iowa State University