Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Waiting for Monday

Dr. B called.

Steve will receive the same chemo on Friday that he has previously received. The logic is that the lesions would have grown or spread more without the chemo.

On Monday, the Barrow's "Tumor Board" will meet and his case will be presented. The "Tumor Board" is a meeting of the top docs at Barrow's. All the new cases or, in Steve's case, cases with additional information are presented and all the doctors will make their recommendations. A new treatment plan will be developed for Steve.

Now we wait for Monday.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The chemo has not stopped the lesions

Dr. B (neuro-immunologist) called at 6:00 pm.

The chemo has not stopped the lesions. The original lesions and edema are still there and there is one additional lesion in the brain. Dr. B will contact the hematologist/oncologist tomorrow and discuss the next step. Dr. B feels that an aggressive approach needs to be taken - possibility a port placed in the head to administer chemo directly to the brain.