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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Just Say Yes...

Hello Blog and all you readers...


I had my review with my lovely Oncologist and Macmillan nurse today - whilst not exactly wanting to be there we have already built up a healthy rapport and discuss the enormously heavy subject with sometimes a smile.


My side affects of Irinotecan have been numerous but not too bad and nothing I can't handle. 


I had some good, no actually great news...3 weeks ago I was told that my treatment plan would involve some pretty expensive drugs that would need an application for funding in order for me to have them. I had horrible thoughts of not getting the funding and having to do sponsored walks and maybe start to train for the London Marathon. Anyway - the application has been accepted and funding granted for Avastin, a fairly new wonder-drug that works to prevent and reduce tumour growth. It stops new blood vessels forming so starving the tumour of blood and preventing growth. It is know as a Biological Therapy and should work well alongside the chemotherapy drug Irinotecan (which works to stop cells dividing) - again not a cure but a method to slow things down and try and stop the cancer getting any worse.


The plan is for me to complete this course of Irinotecan (I have 4 more treatments lasting approx 9 weeks). The team will assess if my body needs a rest and either way will start a combined course of Irinotecan and Avastin. My theory is that with Prayer, EFT and my supplements I will ensure my body does not need a rest as whilst my body is resting and off-guard the little cancer cells are doing their work, so no rest for me!


I have reviewed the side affects and mixed with Irinotecan my cells are going to get rather confused so not looking forward to it.


For those that are going through similar or want to have a nose I have the links below:


Irinotecan
www.cancerhelp.org.uk/about-cancer/treatment/cancer-drugs/irinotecan


Avastin
www.cancerhelp.org.uk/about-cancer/treatment/cancer-drugs/avastin


Finally on a lighter note...I am famous...Please have a look on the link which takes you to an article about the relaunch of the Cancer Chat website...and little me is noted in it...


http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2010/11/30/our-online-forum-cancer-chat-has-relaunched/#more-3749


Much Love to all,


Tony xxx

3 comments:

  1. Great news about getting the funding sorted Tony...that's one less thing to worry about now.

    Loved your piece on CR re the forum, well done :-)

    xxxx

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  2. oh wow!! things are looking much better new treatments are being found all the time , just sad we cant come up to see u xmas , as we have germy people around us flu etc , love the bike sooo proud of you !!!:)have sent some parcels hope they get there bfore the 25th love ma n pa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. SOME GOOD NEWS FOR YOU OUR KID !!!LOVE ya and will be up to see you when iam clear of flu xxxxKEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BIG BRO LOVE TO YOU ALL ,,LITTLE SIS AND THE HALLWAYSXXX

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