Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Round 4 of Folfox6

Yesterday Joan started her round four of Folfox6 chemotherapy. We had an interview with the oncologist before chemo and he said that her blood tests were all and white cells and liver function good! Also the cancer marker had dropped from 9,100 to 2,000+. Still a long way to go as the norm is around 5.

Because the Ivy Suite was heavily booked Joan was ushered up to a single room in the same building. The administration of the chemo this time was a little different, the Avastin, which is usually administered last was infused first. Joan asked why and was told that 'we do it differently up here'. That doesn't sound right to have significant differences in a clinical trial. She will ask the oncologist next visit.

Amazing how a bit of good news cheers us up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Every cloud has a silver lining. Kind wishes, Paul.