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My life with metastatic breast cancer

Doctor’s appointment April 23, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 8:45 pm

I had my monthly appointment with Dr T today.  She got a copy of the genetic test results, so we reviewed them together.  We are still waiting for the recommendations from the team of 10 or so oncologists from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

My only side effect from the Afinitor has been mouth sores.  I typically have 1-3 at a time and each goes away on its own in about a week.  When they get painful I use a numbing gel and avoid acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits.  Dr T said that since I am not having trouble eating we don’t need to reduce my dosage.

I got my Xgeva shot for my bones and also had blood work including a tumor marker.  Since I’ve started Afinitor about 5 weeks ago the bone pain in my left hip has gone away, so Dr T and I are both hopeful that we will see a change in my tumor marker.  I should know Friday.  Of course she said that it could still be too soon to see a change in the number.


4 Responses to “Doctor’s appointment”

  1. Clarke, Wilford E Says:

    Good news – or at least I choose to interpret it that way. After all, she should know. We’re pulling for you.

    Actually, Karissa, you should know that my team and the whole staff here at the Cleveland Marriott are listening in and hoping for good results (especially the barmaids and bartenders and the GM Greg Huber).

    Love, Dad

    Bill Clarke | Senior Director | Cloud Services | NTT DATA Inc | 410.353.9569 | Wilford.Clarke@nttdata.com

  2. Margie Says:

    Glad your hip is feeling better! Love you, Mom

  3. Aunt Cindy Says:

    Great News!

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