Author: Claire

In August mom had a scan which showed the tumor in her kidney had grown. This meant that the chemo was no longer working so mom switched to immunotherapy. Last week she had her first scan since starting the new treatment which showed even more...

Some changes in the last month. Recent scans show the current chemo treatment (carboplatin-based) effectiveness has waned- the cancer spots in liver and lungs have increased. Mom's energy has also taken a downturn, so she has spent more time resting at home for a couple...

Apologies for the lack of updates- this is a definite case of "no news is good news"! Mom is still undergoing weekly chemo treatment and continues to respond incredibly well. Recent scans show the tumor in her left kidney is reduced considerably and the kidney itself...

Mom is in her 4th round of chemo and is responding really well! She has little to no adverse effects of the chemo. Last week she had a call with her oncologist who confirmed a new CT scan shows cancer receding- mass in kidney has...

Carol started her second round of chemo last week. She had two drugs last week, this week will be just one then a week off before the third round. At that time the oncologist will assess if another scan is needed to verify the chemo...

Carol has completed the first round of chemo. The first two weeks with chemo (12/21 and 12/29) were a challenge for Carol to maintain her energy and strength. Last week (first week of January) was a week off. After a follow-up appointment on with a...

Saturday and Sunday (December 24th and 25th) Carol experienced the full effect of her first chemo treatment. As we worked through finding companions to stay with her and see to her comfort and care her friends stepped up and came out to support her over...

The chemo has hit. Carol had some intense nausea this morning which is being managed by prescriptions she received with her treatment. She has also been having new pain which started in the small hours this morning. We got some meds from the Dr and they...

Carol had her first round of chemo today. First she received some anti-nausea meds before receiving two drugs (gemcitabine and carboplatin) intravenously. She is feeling good as far as the treatment goes and is not feeling any adverse side effects (we understand that may take...