Topic: Clear scan
Today my dad recieved the good news of 'clear scan' as he comes to the end of his chemotherapy on the BILCAP trial.
Since his whipple in January for extrahepatic cc (7 of 16 lymph nodes involved, clear margins around the tumour, although close to vein), he has had 7 of 8 rounds of Capecitabine (Xeloda). The only side effects he has had are hand and foot (uses 'Udder Balm' very successfully) and diarrhea, managed with immodium/codeine phosphate (just!).
We are all so very relieved as you can imagine. From now on I suppose we just need to watch him very carefully for signs of recurrence, but today we celebrate.
The doctor said 'these trials are based on evidence, you know', so really hoping that we have helped get somewhere in the fight against cc.
Best wishes to you all.