Morning call from the Dr.

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11/12/2010 10:09am
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Normally when my cell phone rings at 8:15am in the morning, I expect to hear not so good news as my family and friends know we're not morning people.

But today it was my husbands oncologist, calling to tell us that they got all the final measurements from the latest CT scan and his tumours have shrunk by 12%, after only 7 weeks on the study drugs.


Earlier this week we were told there had been no change.... which was great as well as his disease had been really aggressive. So this was just icing on the cake.

Don't usually like to start my day crying but today they were happy tears.

Have a great weekend all.



Husband Stage IV, bone & soft tissue mets

Those are the kind of phone calls you like to get at 8:15 in the a.m.  Very happy for the good news you received.  Shrinkage is thousands time better than progression, especially if it has been aggressive.  I will check out the trial you posted also.

Hope this gives you a great start to your weekend.



I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me! Phillipians 4:13

wonderful - what a great phone call to get.   Enjoy your weekend, true reason to celebrate

laurie from maine

Sherron - (11/12/2010 - 10:44am)

Wonderful News!  Enjoy the weekend and celebrate!

Take Care,

Sherron, wife to Jim

Jim in Denver - (11/12/2010 - 11:21am)

Great news!!!  This looks like a promising treatment, and treatment concept, since it blocks more than one pathway at the same time.  Not available in the States yet, but hopfully soon.

Best Wishes,


What a great way to end the week.


Jerry from Cape Cod

It's about kickin' Melanoma's butt!

"Meh. Get on with it. Do not feed rabid monkeys. To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another." in memory of NicOz

lhaley - (11/12/2010 - 12:35pm)

Now that's the kind of phone calls we like to hear about!!!  


great news!