In my post ‘something changes direction‘, I wrote these words –
The results of the CT Scan and MRI came back with additional bad news.
My cancer has now spread into my bones and spine as well as additional Lymph Nodes. It was only one month ago I had scans performed and these areas were clear and displayed nothing out of the ordinary. The doctors are amazed at how quickly my cancer has spread.
So, what comes next?
In today’s post, I write the following –
It was about 3 weeks ago, I received the news my cancer had spread into my bones, spinal cord and additional Lymph Nodes.
Following my hospital stay, I had a visit with my Oncologist Dr. L. to discuss my options. One option was to do nothing and the other option was Immunotherapy. Concerning Immunotherapy; any type of positive results is only about 15% – meaning 15% of participants will receive some type of response. The response would be the slowing down of the progression of cancer to other parts of the body and/or stopping or slowing down the growth of the cancer cells.
So, I asked Dr. L. the question; how many years would my life be extended, if there were a positive result? His response was that we are talking about months, not years.
It is mid-July and sometime in late August scans will take place to compare to previous ones. What will they reveal? Any changes? We will find out soon enough and further decisions will be made.
Whatever those results and decisions, my time is limited to months not years. I know this and Gary knows this as does my family.
I will continue to write and publish posts until it comes a time I am unable to do so.