Hey everyone, quick update as I got some great news this week. My Pet Scan came back negative, no evidence of cancer in my lung (99% gone) and no cancer in my hip or tailbone. Pretty much cancer free for now but still likely to come back one day, who knows….. This news is as good it as gets and about as extreme as it gets from where I started 3 months ago…..so let’s party.
What does this mean? Well I had expected one of three things:
A) Improvement from the 75% decrease from 6 weeks ago
B) No improvement and stuck at 75%
C) Cancer had gotten more aggressive
Though I had hoped for it, I did not expect news this good. My doctor would not use words like ‘remission’ and said that it is very likely that the cancer will come back one day but he did say this is wonderful news and congratulated me on the way out. I will probably stay on Tarceva for the rest of my life, until it runs out on me or there is a better drug that comes along. I will continue to see my doctor monthly for blood tests and every 3 months for pet scans to make sure there is no downturn. This is a very big battle won for me.
My buddy Adam Goldstein (we call em Goldie) came along for this doctor appt and took this picture below of me and Dr. Lieber as he was walking us out. Goldie added a little message to the pic that I think sums it all up.
Thank you so much for your support these last 3 months, more to come.