Topic: Hepatic Arterial Infusion a clinical trial phase 1
Greetings everyone.....it has been a while since I have written....but wanted to write to see if anyone else is having this therapy.
After not getting anywhere with the chemo I was getting in Wisconsin (white cells always down and treatments delayed....in fact I have only had 6 chemo visits to date and was diagnosed Sept. 24th, 2012) or the oncologist at home who wanted to just throw more chemo when obviously my body can not handle it... and a CAT scan and PET scan showing more liver tumors, I decided to go to MD Anderson in Houston. Actually I started in Orlando because we were visiting in Florida, and ended up in Orlando Regional Hospital for 5 days with an infection of ecoli and kleblicella sp? and then on iv antibiotics for 2 weeks but the dr. there quickly referred me to Houston. That place is something else....never saw so many smart people in one place!!
We saw Dr. Subbiah and they had reviewed all my records and scans ahead of time. His first choice is to do this hepatic infusion along with oxialiplatin and capecitabine and bevacizumab. It is done inpatient via catheter into my groin. This doctor is in the Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy. He also said that if I do not have at least 20 % improvement after 3 treatments, I will be switched to possibly targeted therapy....the one where you get your mouth swabbed and a biopsy and they try to match up that with your genes to get the cancer killed.
I see there are more treatments to try....and I will keep trying.
Anyone else going to MD??? What are they doing for you?
Thank you for the time...sorry this got so long....
God bless all of us.......