Thursday, June 27, 2013

Oncology Update

We saw the oncologist today and she was on the same mind set that I've been on.  She told us about the drug treatment options but then said that there is no data that indicates these treatments will prolong life expectancy or that they will prevent the cancer from returning.  The side effects in her opinion do not warrant the benefits of the drugs.  Ron and I totally agreed and the protocol will be no treatment, continue with CT scans every 3 months and if something shows up again take it out if possible.  So that said, we return to life as before.  

I believe we are on the threshold of some major breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer.  One just has to live long enough to see it happen.

We are still considering a trip but if Ron decides to return to work we won't be able to go anywhere until next April.  I'm leaving the decision in his hands. 

1 comment:

Olga said...

It does always seem like a lot of the drugs have side effects that are as bad as the symptoms of the disease. The one they advertise for asthma that may cause "asthma related death." what is the point? Best wishes to Ron.