Good news everyone I have the required mutated gene to hopefully go ahead with the clinical trial. Anyone would have thought I had won a gold medal at the Olympics the way I ran down the corridors at work to let all my friends and colleagues know! Lots of hugs were exchanged, Telephone calls to close family brought smiles and brings hope!
I go to Addenbrookes on Wed 7th December for a head, thorax, abdomen and pelvis CT scan followed by a full check by a Dermatologist and then finally meet with the oncologist. All the data is then collated and then the hope is that I start the drug on the 14th December. I will then have monthly scans and checks at Addenbrookes with the hope that the drug stops the spread of the cancer or even reduces it but it will only be for a limited time. The average seems to be about ten months. The drug is eighty percent effective and so this clinical trial is different to others in that all patients take the drug instead of the usual 50 percent placebo effect.
Lynn Masson 1 The Big C 0