GOD HAS DONE SOME MIGHTY THINGS WITHIN PATRICK'S PHYSICAL BODY!!!
First, the original tumor size was 7cm. The tumor that was removed during the surgery (post chemo and radiation) was, at most, 3.7cm. Way to go prayer warriors! Patrick's tumor shrunk nearly half its size.
Even more exciting: Patrick's CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen) level ... a measurement used to determine how widespread cancer is within the body AND how well it is responding to medical intervention) was dramatically reduced!
Prior to treatment: CEA was 35.3 (less than 5 is normal)
This week: CEA was 0.9
How incredible is that?!? Tonight is a night of praise!
Now what? Here is the current treatment plan for Patrick:
Patrick will begin IV chemo two weeks from today (9/6/13). These treatments will be done in an outpatient infusion center every 3 weeks ... And will last 2-3 hours each time.
Between IV chemo infusions, the first two weeks Patrick will take daily oral chemo. He will then have one week off before the next IV chemo infusion.
Patrick will complete 4-6 of these 3-week cycles.
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