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by prayingforccr
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week

Good to see things progressing pccr. This is a good plan. Thank you, MadMed. I recognize how extraordinarily “lucky” I am to have all the stars align and afford me these treatments. I think it’s the Holy Grail. If I had listened to mskcc/mda/local oncologist, I would be almost a year into FOLFIRI/A...
by prayingforccr
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week

VATS wedge tumor harvest completed today. Leukapheresis scheduled for Thursday. Then home for six to eight weeks while the TIL are grown in the lab (hopefully). Then back here for four to five weeks for infusion etc etc. Looks like the TILs will take 2-4 months to grow in the lab. I need to do trea...
by prayingforccr
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Biopsy is in!!! Stage 3 Very Unexpected
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Biopsy is in!!! Stage 3 Very Unexpected

I appreciate the responses. I am a strong independent woman, married to an engineer... Research is going to happen one way or another. Trust is really not in my vocabulary, especially because I moved to this area in NY only 4 years ago and really don't have a relationship with my medical profession...
by prayingforccr
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week

MadMed wrote:Outstanding pccr, good luck, this is a good plan. I hope for you and all of us this works. Please let us know how it goes, we’re all rooting for you.


Thank you, MadMed.
by prayingforccr
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week

VATS wedge tumor harvest completed today.

Leukapheresis scheduled for Thursday.

Then home for six to eight weeks while the TIL are grown in the lab (hopefully).

Then back here for four to five weeks for infusion etc etc.
by prayingforccr
Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Beginning TIL Therapy at NIH Next Week

I will undergo a VATS procedure to harvest a tumor(s) from my lungs Tuesday, and leukapherisis Thursday to remove as many of my white blood cells as they can. They will attempt to extract lymphocytes currently within and fighting the harvested tumor and grow them in the billions in the laboratory fo...
by prayingforccr
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Current Protocol——-All Thoughts/Criticism Welcomed
Replies: 173
Views: 21902

Re: My Current Protocol——-All Thoughts/Criticism Welcomed

Rock_Robster wrote:Isn’t vitamin E radioprotective? It was one of the few things my rad onc was very clear that I shouldn’t take.

Good luck for the treatment!


Holding off until after the week of sbrt

Thank you, Rock Robster

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