Fall 2009: Jake and Nancy learned that Nancy's breast cancer was stage four. Winter 2013: They are still fighting. This is a gathering place to follow their story, offer support, love and prayers... to be by their side.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Time to fight again...

As some of you may already know, Nancy's cancer has "outsmarted" the treatment, so it's time to fight again. Nancy sent the following note along with a photo of her on a hike yesterday with some Team Survivor friends. Thank you for your continued prayers...

Dear family and friends,

My latest PET/CT and bone scans showed progression of the cancer in my bones, liver and pleura, so it is time to switch up treatment. We meet with Dr. Rinn on Thursday to figure out which chemo cocktail is next. She mentioned either going back to Abraxane/Avastin or trying an oral chemo called Xeloda. Lots of choices and weighing the pros and cons of each. We're disappointed at the latest news, but ready to roll up our sleeves and get going. I've had a terrific run these past two years and am incredibly thankful treatment has worked so well in spite of this latest bump in the road.

Thanks to everyone for your continued love and support. I'll continue to send updates as next steps become clear. By the way, insurance companies are continuing to pay for Avastin, so even though we lost the proverbial battle with the FDA, I think it is fair to say we won the war. If going back on Avastin is the next step, we are fairly confident (thankfully!) it will be covered by insurance.
Love, Nancy

1 comment:

Beverly said...

We are with you every moment.