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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-01-13 08:11
Subject: [cancer] We go forward
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
I heard from my medical oncologist yesterday about the Tumor Board meeting from last Thursday. My surgical oncologist is proceeding with the surgery as planned on January 22nd, but will probably be using radiofrequency ablation in lieu of surgical excision for some of my tumor sites. This is due to the disparate locations of my three established tumors and my one apparent new tumor.

I'll meet with the surgical oncologist this coming Wednesday to review the surgical plan. I don't expect to hear more before then, and I don't expect to know much more until after the surgery when we can conclusively establish whether Ashcroft is real or not. It seems about 90% likely that this fourth tumor is.

Next steps post-operatively will be decided between me and my medical oncologist based on what is discovered during surgery. Once we have the tumor genome sequencing results back and properly interpreted, that may cause another redirection of treatment.

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User: laurie_gail
Date: 2013-01-13 17:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck, Jay. I'm going through my own journey with tumor boards and oncologists, though my tumor (right knee) biopsied as benign. It is, nevertheless, aggressive and nasty and will crush everything around it. My surgery is on 24 Jan, 2 days after yours. We'll be hospital twins, though half a continent apart.

I'll send good thoughts your way.
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Jay Lake: cancer-hereafter_is_closed
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-01-13 21:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'll send good thoughts your way.

And likewise to you. Good luck and good health!
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Reynardo the Red
User: reynardo
Date: 2013-01-14 01:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
For all that Ashcroft and the rest are (or are not) tumours, a warped part of me wishes that their namesakes would also be rendered powerless in some strange, sympathetic way.
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Lethran: Derringer
User: gwyd
Date: 2013-01-14 07:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I know how ugly the waiting can get. hang in there, Man.
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