Monday, February 21, 2011

Moving Forward

It is my opinion that Dr's offices take way too long in "getting back to you". So I called the KC Cancer Center today to see if the test results we were waiting for were in. Just so happened they said they received them this afternoon. Coincidence? I think not.

We were hoping the test showed that Jayme's original 2009 biopsy contained a gene called Her2. If it did, then he could be treated with an antibody drug called Herceptin along with the chemo. In theory, the cancer responds better to the duo treatment. Unfortunately, the test for the gene was negative, but they will repeat the test to be certain.

In the meantime, Jayme and I think it would be best to go to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for treatment options, hopefully find a clinical trial. I did a self referral for him on-line last night and we should hear from them within the next 24 hours. Hopefully, we can get an appointment in the next few weeks and get this thing going!

As always, we feel blessed to have such an awesome support system. Thanks for the emails, cards, calls, texts and comments. It does make a difference!


  1. When and if I get the cancer, I would like to contract for your management services. Please pencil me in.
    I like that you are taking the bull by the horns. I think I would be moping around waiting for the doctor to tell me what to do. I wish the best of luck to you both. I'm focusing my brain waves. Both of them.

  2. Here's hoping you get a quick and positive response from MD Anderson and then have a quick and positive appointment there! Our love and prayers with you all! Keep up the good fight!

    Love, Jan and family

  3. Love you all and you are in our prayers, Jan and Bob

  4. Thanks for sending the blog address, Kay. Will continue to lift you, Jayme, and your entire family up during this difficult time of uncertainty and pray for a speedy answer from MD Anderson. So enjoyed getting together with you and the gang last week. Take care and keep in touch! Love you, Laurie :)