Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Scans and Biopsy Today - Wednesday August 1

Mike here:
Bone Marrow Biopsy, CT scan, MRI, and MIBG scans today.  These are pretty routine for our little warrior but these will also confirm Lisa's eligibility for next week's MIBG therapy.  Linda's meeting yesterday with the doctors left her with the nagging feeling that Lisa may not be eligible for the therapy.

The problem is that Lisa must show evidence of disease to participate in the treatment but if there is disease in the brain then she will not be eligible.   We know there is a mass in the brain that we dealt with last fall and that remnants of it remain.  What we are unsure of is whether or not that mass is cancerous.  Residuals of her radiation treatment in the fall and small daily doses of steroids are able to keep the mass under control,  for the moment.

The risk during MIBG therapy comes while Lisa remains highly irradiated. If a problem with the mass in her brain emerges, the radiation is high enough to preclude any emergency intervention that would be necessary.

So that's where we are today. I've got my marching orders and I will be at Mott shortly. Send her your very best.

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