Topic: Off label treatments/dendritic cells/ dropping ca19-9
After a Whipple (2011), chemoradiation, gem/cis regimen, metastatic recurrence to lungs and questionable (probable) on liver, another regimen of oxaliplatin, ca19-9 rising from 300 1 year ago to 3140 on April 8th, we were told my husband is in line for palliative care only, no cure, look for clinical trials. We found Dr. Raymond Chang in NYC who, I think, is quite a man. He has many, many metastatic success stories. We also went to Germany for New Castle and dendritic cells. Jon's cellular breakdown shows high concentration of NK cells, which makes for good prognosis. Suppressor cells are out of whack, big time. That's our target. In one Monty's time, on off label treatments, his marker dropped to 1688. Both doctors do not feel this is just a fluctuation; they think the treatments are at work. It's expensive. Jon is extremely fatigued, no appetite, some pain issues. But we feel very hopeful right now. Doctors have told us to feel optimistic. Our doc in Germany showed us a lung ca case...stage iv with poor prognosis of about 4 weeks. After just 8 weeks of dendritic/treatments, he is cancer free. Dr. Chang also shared similar situations. They have presented at conferences. All medicines are backed with published evidence-based research. Jon also takes low dose chemo. Anxious for CT in 8 weeks. For those ready to break from conventional chemo that really doesn't cure, and can afford costly treatment, I wholeheartedly recommend you take a look. "Beyond the Magic Bullet" is a great starting point. Research dendritic cells. I just want to encourage you; wish we had pursued these treatments sooner.