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First Anniversary was posted 02/06/2008 02:54 am by Meek
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No, this message is not about my mother's first anniversary of her diagnosis. It has already been one year plus nine months since the Stage IVb GBC with distant lymph node mets diagnosis, and she is PS zero. One year ago, she started her first cycle of Rexin-G gene therapy treatment. She is about to complete her fifth cycle. In between Rexin-G, she received chemo--GEM + S-1, GEMOX, then GEMOX-B (w/Avastin). The beauty of Rexin-G is that is has almost no side effects. There were a few days my mother felt like having a cold (not flu), but she could get enough rest and recover from the nasty chemo side effects while she was treated with Rexin-G. Although her lymph node mets are larger than one year ago and she now has visible lung mets, her disease has been stable (SD). I do not believe Rexin-G is a magic bullet. I know some Rexin-G patients who have passed away. But the combination of Rexin-G and chemo has been containing my mother's GBC so far, and we are truly grateful for that. Habang may buhay, may pag-asa, or as long as you have life, you have hope.

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