It's been a while since I've posted but I've got a question or two.
After winning a fight wiht my insurance company about coverage I was denied access to a PD-1 trial in December because the researchers realized during prescreening that I had not tried the BRAF inhibitors yet. Not that it would have mattered- I would have been denied anyway because after successfully treating 7+ mets in my brain last summer with WBR there were 4 new ones found at prescreening- just about a month after a clean scan. Following denial of enterance to the trial I was placed on the BRAF/MEK combo and have been on those drugs for about a month, give or take.
I had a follow up MRI on Friday and my results appointment yesterday locally. Unfortunately the images from my December MRI did not upload into their system so we were not able to make an acurate comparison (and the written report does not give measurements), but based on what I saw on this new scan I very much expect I will be referred back to a center for either SRS or gamma knife. Hopefully they can get the computer guys on it and be able to more acurately compare the scans later this week, but in the mean time...
I know a little about the basic differences between the two methods of targeted radiation, but I guess I'm soliciting opinions about which may be the better choice and other's experiences with this therapy particularly regarding side effects.