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Two Month Blood Work Results

by Maggie Jones

Yesterday was my monthly check-in on the progress of my cancer and the damage to my body from Xalkori. The cancer markers that are tested can’t be used to diagnose disease but can give an indication of the success of treatment. In my case they’re indicating wild success. The two markers that were tested are now in the normal range!

I still have low white blood cell count and not perfect liver function but overall I’ve escaped major damage from Xalkori. My side effects seem to be diminishing, too. I’ve been able to get out of bed before nine of a few occasions without needing the anti-vomiting drugs. I’m being really cautious about my WBC count and just trying to do everything I can to prop up my immune system and stay healthy.

Cancer MarkersNormal16 Oct16 Nov7 Dec4 Jan
CA 125<= 351583295329
CA 19.9<= 34163Not tested4131

The big check-in is the PET-CT and MRI at the Mayo Clinic Jan 30 and 31. Not to get cocky but I think I’m going to knock their socks off.

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Nate January 6, 2019 - 3:58 am

This is awesome! I’m so happy right now!

CURTIS WILLIAMS January 8, 2019 - 7:13 pm

Happy New Year Maggie – great to read this positive news. xoxo


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