Thursday, May 20, 2010

Today’s Oncologist Visit

During last month’s visit my Onc said options were limited for treating the new growth on my liver. My choices were the study drug TK1258 or Vinorelbine (Naveltine). Because I don’t qualify for the study drug ... Vinorelbine is it.

Back then I didn’t have the courage to ask the Onc what he meant by… limited options.

Today I asked the question. How many options do I have left? He said if Vinorelbine fails, I will be put on compassionate care. 

I asked if I could try DCA and he said he would look into it.

15 comments:

WhiteStone said...

I'm so sorry, Daria, that you doc is saying "limited options". Keep us tuned about the DCA. You are in my prayers.

l'optimiste said...

oh Daria - that so sucks - what is DCA please?

I am sending you as many good vibes as my head can broadcast. And hugs - some days I wish I was a praying person. But you know what I mean anyway. I was so upset reading your post, then I thought "she can do it". And you will. Beat this.
xxx

Christine said...

Daria - Sometimes we don't want to know the answer, but we have to ask the question anyway. I hope you'll see some improvement with the treatment. My thoughts are with you.

Joanie M said...

I'm sorry for that news, but you keep on fighting the good fight. You never know what's around the corner.

Daria said...

Some doctors are using DCA or Dichloroacetic acid to treat cancer.

Here is their website: http://www.thedcasite.com/

Jill said...

Never give up hope Daria...you are so strong. I wish I could send you my oncologist...he is so sweet and caring. (((hugs)))

Pateeta said...

Damn it! "Limited options" are still options, and new study drugs come up every day. You hold on tight, Daria. I'm gonna walk all the way with you.

Audrey said...

Awww Daria....I don't know what to say. Other than that sucks! Well, I am praying that the Vinorelbine does its magic and all will be well. Love and hugs to you, my friend.
xoxoxo

Sue Flaska said...

Daria, I have not known you for very long at all, but it does not change the amount of prayers I am sending you.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

I am hoping that the Naveltine works. Meanwhile new agents appear all the time including the DCA you investigated. I can't imagine what you are going through.

Whidbey Woman said...

Oh, Daria. That news must have been so hard to hear. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. We were told that Ron was out of options. Then we went to a regional, research cancer facility. We found out there was something else to try before clinical trials. There are new drugs coming out all the time- so don't give up hope. KEEP THE FIGHT!
You go, girl.

Teresa said...

I'll keep you in my thoughts. All the best.

Karen said...

Praying for you, Daria! You keep holding on tight!

Alli said...

Daria
You are in my thoughts and prayers. You are a very strong lady. Keep the faith. I am hoping and praying this treatment will help you. I can't even think of being out of options. Like Sue said there are always new developments....

Alli...xx

Lisa said...

Have you asked for a second opinion? There MUST be other options to try...after all, there are so many chemo drugs for breast cancer! I'd ask for a second opinion and see what a different oncologist has to say.

Keep kicking butt Daria! Thinking of you.