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 ;).

5 comments:

D.L..P. said...

hahaha....looks pretty gd...just wat i imagined...laff laff giggle giggle.....well daddy..looks like we skip chapter 3 and went straight to chapter 4..RESTIN EZ...well dad im glad that u dont have to go threw chemo...:)...i love u daddy....

weezy130 said...

We will help you get through this Moshura. We love you!

cancer sucks said...

THE NEWS HAS SPREAD LIKE WILD FIRE EVERYONE IS SO EXCITED THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO NEED CHEMO !!

When the doctor told Marco he didn't need chemo, I saw it in slow motion. I couldn't believe what was coming out of the doctors mouth.
I for one am relieved that you weren't going to get chemo (cause i was not looking forward to chapter 3.

It was something i didn't expect to hear on the visit to the chemo doctor.
We just have to take it one day at a time. Focus on what you can do today and do it and worry about what could be coming up later

we love you very much

One day at a time... said...

It was great news to hear that you would not need to go through chemo. Just know that we will be here for you and that we love you lots and lots!! Laughlin here we come:) Mr. Marcus is ready to hit that jackpot and the buffets too:)

surviving 3 under 5 said...

This is great news. We have to see the positive and focus on the future. You are all deserve some R & R.