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January 24, 2012

A welcome text

Filed under: — elana @ 23:08 GMT

While at work today, I got a very welcome text:

“Brain scan negative.”

This is excellent news. No, it doesn’t mean that my mother doesn’t have a brain (far from it, homie), it means that there is no evidence of cancer in her brain, so the lung cancer hasn’t spread up there.

Big exhale.

We’re still waiting on tests from the genetics folks, to find out which exact strain of cancer she has. Once that info is back, a full treatment plan is going to be created. ¬†We’re hoping that she has one specific one, that is managed by just a single tablet each day. But truly, I’ll take any that can be squashed into oblivion.

4 Comments »

  1. Elana, good news about the Brain scan. I was really sorry to learn of your mom’s illness when we got back. Mary

    Comment by Mary K — January 25, 2012 @ 14:42 GMT

  2. Oh, wonderful news; so very relieved and happy to learn that! But geesh, this family’s already had too bloody much of cancer on all sides *hate* that damn stuff so-o-o much!

    Comment by Alice — January 25, 2012 @ 18:52 GMT

  3. Fantastic news! Really, truly glad to hear this.

    Comment by Michael Everson — January 27, 2012 @ 08:59 GMT

  4. Indeed there is cause for hope if the brain scan is negative and the entire lymph system is not involved but only one node is. Next steps once she is recuperated from the lung operation?

    Comment by kuku — February 1, 2012 @ 20:33 GMT

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