Topic: If my blood tests are CT scan are OK...
I will be taking part in a clinical trial called "A Phase I Study of Capecitabine in Combination with SIR-Spheres in Patients With Advanced Cancer."
Obviously Fox Chase came though and found me something.
The gist of the treatment is planting Sir-Spheres, tiny little radioactive beads, as close to the liver is possible. These beads are "hot" for about two months.
Along with this "planting" I will take Capecitabine (2 pills daily) for 14 days. There's a break for 7 days. Then the pills begin again for 14 additional days.
There's a plethora of possible side effects including nausea, mouth sores and pain the hands and feet. Oh yes, and fatigue. I'm a pro at that one.
We're meeting with the doctor who is overseeing the study on Monday afternoon.
Sir-Spheres is a registered trademark of Sirtex Medical Limited and the study is sponsored by them.
Bruce said we'll be able to use me as a nightlight.