Monday, August 3, 2009

A 2nd Opinion

I took mom to her doctor today up here at the Utah Cancer Specialists. It was a lengthy appt with a lot of sitting around, but after looking at all of her paperwork from her previous doctor, he said...... let's have you take a break from chemo! I think that was just what she wanted to hear. He said that the chemo she has been doing worked quite well and has stopped the growth of cancer, but at this point it can't do much more for her. He wants her to take a break, go in for monthly testing and as soon as the blood tests show the cancer growing again, he is going to put her on an ORAL form of medication called Tarceva, that she only has to take once a day. It won't make her as sick or as tired and the only side effect is a rash similar to acne (which can be treated with creams). This oral medicine can give her up to four more years of life (that's the bummer part, but we already knew this cancer wasn't curable).

So, let's wish her a speedy recovery and a long time of being able to do what she wants before this cancer starts coming back!!! And KEEP PRAYING FOR HER!!!!


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