Saturday, June 28, 2008

Clean Margins

Surgical success! I heard from my surgeon, and the tissue removed in the 2nd surgery was negative for cancer, so we've achieved the clean margins we were looking for.

Next step, resume chemo, with a new drug mix: adriamycin and cytoxan (the standard breast cancer treatment) paired with Avastin (trial drug), starting July 16. The date was pushed out by 2 days because we couldn't start chemo until at least 3 weeks after surgery to allow for healing.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Martha, I'm so happy to hear about your result. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Great news on the margins!

-Dan

Rachel said...

Martha, that's awesome news! YAAAAAY! Much strength for the next bout of chemo.

xo
rachel

Michelle Lane said...

Martha,

I am so glad to hear this!! Our thoughts are with you.

I'd imagine the chemo will wipe you out so I would love to make a dinner for your family. I will be traveling on the 16th and 17th, but the 18th would work great. I'll email you to plan!

Elaine said...

Hooray!

Jillian said...

Hey Martha - great news that Chucky is history. We're thinking of you for the next chemo round. Hooray for oncology nurses indeed.