Had my most recent PET scan on July 17th. The results were phenomenal. I had 11 mets "resolved" from the B-raf/MEK. Granted, that was out of 15 mets and 4 of the ones not resolved were in my brain. I had whole brain radiation back in March/April so I was sure that I was going to have positive results. As you can tell from the subject here, the bad news is coming. We did a Brain MRI last week and as of right now, I have 9 mets in my brain. Three of the four that were in there grew and the new 5 are all 6 to 8 mm. The other ones were 2 mm and three are now 6 mm, one stayed the same.
As you can see, this was not the result I expected. The Oncologist and I both were convinced that the Ipi I did last year was helping the B-raf/MEK. Who knows, maybe it still is.
Any idea what to expect now? I only had a heads up phone call from the P.A. and haven't seen the doc yet.
The smile on my face isn't a disguise, it's confidence that I'll be here for many years to come.