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  • #16
    My husband is diagnosed as platinum refractory. He has had 3x BEP, 1xVIP, high dose chemo/stem cell, gemzar/taxal, VP-16 with avastin and Cyberknife on a 5 inch tumor in his left lung (the only active tumor at the time). The Cyberknife worked on the tumor in his lung and became inactive. When he was on the VP-16 with Avastin, he was in maintenance mode for 6 months without the numbers increasing.

    Oxaliplatinium and Irinetecan are usually used in combination together (Kevin is start that this week) also with the avastin.

    Also, Memorial Sloan-Kettering follow slightly different protocols than Indiana so you may want to check out what studies they have going on too.

    There's also hope and always a chance.
    Wife of Kevin Murphy
    Diagnosed 7/16/04 100% Choriocarcinoma
    Oriechtomy 7/20/04
    4xBEP 8/04-11/04 BHCG:1200 (lung only)
    Rediagnosed 12/27/04 BHCG: 50
    1xVIP 1/05 (lung)
    HDC/Stem cell Indiana 2/05-4/05 BHCG: 51-4.5 (lung)
    HDC failure 5/05
    3xGemzar/Taxol 6/05-9/05 (lung only)
    VP-16 w/Avastin 9/05-1/06 (lung only)
    Cyberknife 5" lung tumor 2/06
    cyberknife 6 brain tumors 3/06
    1xOxaliplatnin 3/06 (liver, lungs, kidneys, left hip)
    Passed away 4/13/2006


    • #17
      thanks so much for the info...never once read about IPO chemo,and thats surprising,cause ive read into refractory nsgct extensively.also didnt think of a trial involving solid tumors,cause he has several.researching this helps keep my mind off of it,so u just gave me something to do for HOURS.really,thanks.


      • #18
        So Lance ended up surviving just because he was a good responder to platinum chemo. Thats quite amazing and unbelievable, considering how serious his diagnosis was.

        I read stories of victims (on with a less serious diagnosis who were in Stage III, who became victims.

        And Lance who had a more serious diagnosis (high percent of choriocarminoma and 40 embroynol) in Stage III also, ended up surviving because he was a good responder to VIP.

        Also his tumor markers started at 109. Thinking about it thats quite a low count for something that is in Stage III, with that particular diagnosis.

        So really it all came down to him being a good responder and surviving!? I find that hard to believe or is this how it is? While others have died from Stage III and a less serious case.

        So does it all just come down to how hard your body is and how it can fight the cancer?
        Last edited by Adrian; 03-23-06, 06:35 PM.


        • #19
          it was 109 k...which means thousand