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Mar 18, 2012 10:15AM
Believe me ladies, what I found in my previous post scared the heck out of me, I didn't go under once, but twice in a matter of weeks for margin revision. I remember the second time, the nurses panicked and I woke up with the oxygen mask on my face. Joy and Eve, I really want to believe it's not true, but those studies ...and the low success rates....and all the progressions and recurrences - how do you explain those ?
Treatment may fuel cancer's spread, study finds
"The repopulation and progression of tumors after anti-cancer therapy is a well-recognized phenomenon," the researchers wrote. "It has been shown to occur following radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery.
Higher levels of TGF-beta after treatment may be a way to predict which patients are likely to have their cancer come back after treatment, Arteaga said"
I sure hope I was given anti TGF-beta meds along with chemo, but because my onco likes to keep me in the dark, I may never know
Kaara, your doctors sound really progressive, lucky you !
Joy said: "the cancer actually utilises our immune system to grow larger. Yes, it feeds off our immune system" and that explains why the neuro is looking for a yet undetected tumour(s). He wants to rule out PND where "antibodies against cell surface or synaptic proteins, may occur with or without tumor association". Unless and until they find the tumour(s) and remove them, my neurological condition will likely deteriorate, it's a race against time.
One great find - I had not seen this video made by Dr.Servan-Schreiber
“The cell’s intracellular cytoplasmic sea is an ocean of symphonic motion awash with incomprehensible complexity.” Howes, M.D., Ph.D
2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-