JDMNYC wrote:Hey Sally -
No, actually, I haven't really chased it much beyond that initial stuff that I had read. Looks like it might be an option though - are you thinking of it too?
JDMNYC wrote:Ahhhh - good to know.
There's going to be so much you will be able to teach your first three oncologists (and me)
KElizabeth wrote: My oncologist is not convinced.
mypinkheaven wrote:KElizabeth wrote: My oncologist is not convinced.
Not convinced the proton therapy would work on the 3 mets?
KElizabeth wrote: I just keep getting shut down on any conversation with my oncologist about other treatment besides chemo. He says we'll wait until we know it's not working.
they think I could be a candidate for proton therapy
Roscoe Douglas wrote:Update; I returned to Loma Linda in Nov 2016 and a CAT scan revealed 20 lung tumors, and Dr Yang told me that I probably had 6 months to live, and in a month, I would start experiencing symptoms. In Feb 2017, I still had no symptoms, and I walked a marathon at Poppy age 69 + Lola age 1 = 70th birthday party. Lola is my adopted granddaughter, who was born on my birthday. I returned to Loma Linda in March, and Dr Yang found that I had 4 tumors that were large enough to treat with proton therapy. I started treatment on March 20th, and I am halfway through. After the treatment, I will have 6 months to life. I have considered a clinical trial, and found that the drugs being tested were chemo. So in a way, I am back to where I found myself in March 2015. Once again, I am electing not to do chemo, but, I will stick to a vegetarian diet, and take a host of vitamins. Only Jesus knows when it is my time.
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