Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Minimal Disease Result (MDR)

After the first 8 days of treatment a Minimal Disease Result test was run. This test shows how much cancer is still present. The number expected/hoped for is less than 1%. Meg's results came back at 2.5%. This unfortunately means a few things: 1) her body was not respodning to the chemo like it should have been 2) she was moved from a standard risk patient to a high risk patient 3) additional/higher dose chemo 4) higher chance of recurrence 5) lower cure rate; down to about 80% instead of 90%. At this point we were still trying to process her diagnosis and felt a bit (lot) taken back by this news but still optimistic. If anyone can fight the's Megatron.

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