Fabulous news today from Debbie Brewer, our UK friend who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2006. If you’ve been following this site, you know she just went to Germany to find out the results of her fifth round of chemoembolization. The news couldn’t have been better, as Dr. Vogl told her that her tumor has shrunk FIFTY THREE PERCENT, putting her in partial remission!
“Merry Christmas to me!!!” Debbie typed in an email to her friends and supporters.
This is a 10 percent reduction since her last check-up.
She began the chemoembolization treatments in May, and has had good reports at each visit, with her tumor (which she nicknamed Theo) shrinking after each round. Chemoembolization targets the tumor with localized chemotherapy, essentially concentrating the chemo where it is most needed.
The treatment is still in a trial stage for mesothelioma, and Debbie travels from her home in the UK each month to Frankfurt, Germany, where she is under the care of Dr. Thomas J. Vogl, Chairman, Department of Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology – University Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, University of Frankfurt am Main.
Read all about it on Debbie’s blog, Mesothelioma & Me.