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05 October 2005 @ 08:51 am
So, they decided to 'treat' my aunt with the drug called Herceptin, hoping to prolong her life as long as they could. They only do four treatments of it, and that's it. My aunt finished her fourth treatment last week, and then went in for an MRI to see if it had any effect in slowing down the cancer. Back when we found out that it had metasticized, there were 3 tumors on her liver.

Results of the MRI? One of the tumors is GONE. The other two have SHRUNK.

The doctors have decided to give her an extra two treatments.

I am so excited. It's not a cure, I know, but who knows how much extra time we might have with her now?

I really want to thank everyone who told me to keep a good attitude, and keep hoping. I know we didn't have any good news along the way, and I often reassured my Mom by telling her that maybe our good news was just coming at the end - Man, do I ever love being right...
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Otieotie on October 5th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)


That is great news!

Let's hope that the extra treatments continue to work as well as the first four!

Lorryllorryl on October 12th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
lol, oh, god, I know it's taken me forever to relply, and I'm sorry. I am seriously hoping the extra treatments help further. Any extra time is something to be thankful for..
Amanda: irukaamandabelieves on October 5th, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, that's amazing! O_O I had no idea there was a drug that could be that successful. I'm SO happy for you (and your aunt)! I'll keep praying for her. *^_____^*
Lorryllorryl on October 12th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
And I've fallen behind on replying. Sorry!!

Yeah, it's called Herceptin and a lot of breat cancer patients are taking it after their chemotherapy, because it apparently reduces the chance of recurrance by a LOT. They decided to use it with my aunt because although it metasticized in her liver, it's actually breast cancer. They hoped it would slow the growth and prolong her life. well WOOO, they were right!

I really hope Ontario steps up to the plate and starts covering the treatment soon. A couple other provinces have but, as usual, we're probably going to be one of the last to pay for it with the health care..
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Lorryllorryl on October 12th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you. Sorry it took me so long to reply, school is consuming me..
delizia: indi looking backdelizia on October 6th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
That is amazing and awesome. I'm happy for you! =)
Lorryllorryl on October 12th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I hope you're enjoying Spain! Send me a postcard or something, I miss you!!