Every day should be a good day but today was a really good day. PET/CT and brain MRI showed zero metastasis and my primary right upper lobe nodule measures only 10 mm with no metabolic activity. Tumor markers are in normal range as well.
Last April, after progression on Carbo/Alimta and Alimta maintenance, I started Docetaxel (Taxotere) and Ramucirumab (Cyramza) as second line and I’ve been stable since last August. Today’s was a telling scan because we dropped the Taxotere 9 weeks ago so I could travel to Australia and decided to leave it out until this scan as an experiment of sorts (I continued with Cyramza). I’ll see my doc tomorrow and we discuss where to go from here.
I’ve had 26 chemo infusions since my stage 4 diagnosis almost 2 years ago. Chemo sometimes gets a bad rap but it has worked for me and I am grateful!