Two years ago today, David's stage 4 stomach cancer was diagnosed. (Click Timeline at the top of this page if you want to read the details.) And approximately one year ago, he was diagnosed with the first of six brain tumors. Since then, he has had 16 rounds of intravenous chemotherapy accompanied by chemo pills, two rounds of targeted brain radiation, and 17 rounds of Keytruda immunotherapy (the most recent on 11/5).
When this all started, he was so weak and sick, I honestly didn't know if he'd live beyond six months. And when the first three brain tumors were discovered, he could barely stand up on his own and had to use a walker. So we are very thankful today that he has beaten the odds and his cancer appears to be in remission.
Because the results of David's most recent abdominal CT scan were ambiguous with respect to some small lymph nodes that were larger than before, Dr. Brooks decided to do another CT scan a month before the usual three-month follow-up CT scan would have been done. So David's next CT scan will be done on 11/24. We'll let you know what we learn from that.