My husband was diagnosed with Waldenstroms a couple of years ago, and had check-ups every 6 months. Last November, he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and completed 39 successful Proton Beam Treatments on March 20th. On April 9th, he continued to have night sweats, weakness, etc., and after two trips to the E.R., he finally was admitted on our third visit. At first they thought it might be meningitis, and a lumbar puncture was done. The results were negative. Then, his breathing became labored, and he was put on a ventilator, and later a kidney machine, and finally tube feeding. Before his organs completely shut down, the Oncologist came to me and said that I needed to do something before it was too late to do anything, and I gave my permission to begin the 96 hour Chemo Therapy. After this intense and aggressive chemo was completed, his organs started to return to normal, and he was taken off the ventilator, and later the kidney machine. He was suppose to have another 96 hour chemo session this Friday, but they are putting it off a week, waiting for an increase in his platelets and white blood cells. We have been in the CCU for almost a month, and the oncologist said that if he can survive the 6 Chemo sessions, he will be cancer free.
Has anyone else had these 96 hour chemo treatments?