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My Mom was posted 08/03/2017 08:59 pm by Anonymous
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Unfortunately, my mother had her disease some time ago, and is no longer with us. Her PC was discovered very late, after it had already spread throughout her body (liver, lungs, peritoneum, bones/spine etc..). But she still did quite well on chemo for almost 1.5 years, which impressed the doctors at the time. Her main side effects were fatigue, and drops her platelets. The longer she was on chemo, the more her counts would drop with chemo.

When she was on Abraxane, she would have it every week I believe. She also did tumor profiling with Caris at that time, but the companies and analysis are much more advanced now. Hopefully you are near a major academic research hospital, where they should advise you on the best analysis to do. And I strongly encourage you to join the NCI -Match trial if you can. It is excellent genomic analysis and potentially may offer you cutting edge medicines that you would never be able to access any other way.

Good luck, and keep us posted.

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