I’ve got great news to share. I had a visit with the oncologist yesterday and all indications are that I’m kicking butt and so is the chemo! They measured the primary breast tumor and it has shrunk an entire centimeter already! While a centimeter doesn’t sound like much, in this case it represents about a 20% reduction in size after the first 2 rounds of chemo.

For my visual processors: my tumor has gone from approximately the size of a lime, to the size of a walnut. Next goal…a grape.

This means the chemo is aggressively targeting the cancer and all the side effects are worth it. This also means I likely won’t need additional chemo after my surgery in spring. Instead I would go right on to radiation after surgery, shaving 8-16 weeks off my initial treatment plan. Awesome news indeed.

Let’s keep it short and sweet and bask together in the glow of this great news for now. More to come soon.

8 Replies to “CHEMO DAY 24 (ROUND 2 DAY 10)”

  1. margaretlabrecque says:

    The power of positive thinking is unbeatable! Are there any indicators they track as it pertains to (what I remember reading from the beginning of this journey) the spread to the lymph nodes? As the main tumor reduces, does that also translate into reduction in spread?

  2. Blaine Palmer says:

    Fantastic! I am mixing a lime juice, Nocino and cognac cocktail to celebrate. Let me know when you’d like me to bring over a batch.

  3. Barbara Coombs Lee says:

    Tears of joy!

  4. Daniel says:

    Great news! Keeping you in our thoughts!

  5. Vera says:

    Great news, thank you for sharing it- all of your journey…❤️. One day at a time ❤️

  6. Ken says:

    Yay!! What great news, Beven. Next, a poppy seed!!

  7. Nancy Hiser says:

    Wonderful!!! Wonderful!!! I will be channeling grapes (or peanuts!). Gentle hugs, Beven. Nancy

  8. says:

    Great news Beven! That’s the right direction for sure!

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