Clinical Trial - crazycatgirl

Clinical Trial Associated with Lung Cancer. Posted on October 13, 2011 View this journey (4 Experiences)

I am presently on a clinical trial as all other conventional chemo's have stopped working for me...by "stopped working", I mean that it spread to my lymph nodes and then to my right adrenal gland...the clinical trial began great in that the tumor on my adrenal gland has shrunk by about 50%, and the growing nodes on my neck all but disappeared...I started feeling like my old self again---like before I ever got diagnosed...that was short-lived, as my thyroid gland stopped functioning...they are trying to treat that with medication and they feel that I will feel much better soon---so far, not so, but I keep on hoping...now, I developed rheumatoid arthritis in my right hand---also a side-effect...I guess I'm afraid of what will happen next...of course they don't know cause "Hey, this is a phase 1 clinical trial"...I am at a point where I am trying to decide whether or not to continue...the alternative is basically to give up and undergo a chemo that only slows down the recurrent growth of the cancer...I am at a cross-roads right now...

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