Thursday, July 19, 2007
HA! Take that Chemo!!
Well, I think Marco's a little sad he's not going to get to wear this t-shirt. But I think we're all glad his oncology team decided not to go through with the chemo. Chemo sucks butt! Based on recent findings presented at the ASCO cancer conference in Chicago, chemotherapy does not work well against sarcomas like Marco's. Check out the story in the side bar. Well, it's a good thing and a bad thing. The upside is that Marco doesn't have to put his body through these toxic treatments at this point in time. The downside is that there is always that sense of doubt, that what if about the positive effects of chemo's cancer blasting abilities. But if 300 people in Europe with sarcoma didn't benefit from it, then I think chemo can wait, and Marco can put this t-shirt on hold... For the meantime, let's keep our eyes on our distant cousin of the sea, the lovely Sea Squirt, who may hold some answers for sarcoma treatments in the form of the new drug Trabectidin or Yondelis as it's called in Europe. I can't wait for more studies and for its approval in the U.S.! For now, there is hope if the drug is needed, with clinical trials available as close as Santa Monica. Remember, these are still experimental drugs. For now, let's just breathe in a while and enjoy the downtime, especially your ding*ding*ding*slot time in the desert ;).
Posted by Moshura's Sister at 10:48 PM