Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A little good news

I'm happy to report that my wife's condition has improved.

She is responding well to this new round of chemotherapy, and it is definitely shrinking the tumors. With that, her liver enzymes have improved (though they're still too high), her pain has pretty much gone away, and she's back to a more normal life.

This is all good news. The bad news is that this regimen is notorious for having a relatively short window of efficacy (six months or so) before the cancer develops a resistance to it. What's worse, after resistance the cancer tends to grow even more aggressively than before. We'll worry about that later, though and there are still other therapies to try.

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