Thursday, August 6, 2009

Update (Email) #2 - 08.03.09

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and support we have received since I sent the last email. It was certainly not my intent to attract so much attention.

I talked to my doctor this afternoon and he has the results of the CT's and MRI I had last week. It turns out that the cancer has spread to my lungs. As per the doc there are several small nodules in the lung tissue. For the doctors in the house, hopefully that means something, for now I can't quantify how good or bad this is. My doctor would like to enroll me in a clinical trial of a new drug that uses your immune system to fight off the cancer. If I enroll in that study I will get randomly assigned one of two tracks. Track 1 being the drug treatment, Track 2 being chemotherapy. I will know tomorrow what the prescribed treatment will be. In the meantime I am trying to learn all I can about my options and what will be best for me and my situation.