Day Fifty-Seven: More Detail

We met with Dr. Santiago, the radiation oncologist, on Wednesday, April 12, Day Fifty-Seven. This was our second meeting with Dr. Santiago. She has been very thorough in each of those meetings, providing plenty of detail and answering any questions we have had.

She shared and explained the pathology report. She also went over what will happen when Teri begins her radiation therapy, from first session through to the end.

We’re still waiting for the results of that Oncotype test, and Dr. Santiago has her staff checking for it daily. She said that if it comes back before our meeting with the medical oncologist and the score is in the low chance of recurrence range then she’ll go ahead and schedule Teri for a planning session. That will entail taking measurements so that the radiation can exactly focused.

Dr. Santiago seemed pretty confident that if Teri scores in the low chance of recurrence range she may not require chemo, but will probably get hormone therapy, since the type of cancer cells she had were ER and PR positive, meaning they are especially receptive to that kind of treatment.

That Ocontype test will also help inform how long Teri will require radiation therapy. It could be anywhere from three to six weeks of daily treatments. So we wait for the results of that test.

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  1. Praying for you Teri!
    Have a Happy Easter!
    And remember ….
    God’s resurrection power is in us! … The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal body by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:11.

  2. Teri, even though we don’t see you guys, you remain very dear to us. We did run into Kelsey at the Big Daddy Weave concert several months ago, and it was a joy to see that sweet girl again. We were saddened to hear from listening to Jerry on the radio that you are battling cancer. Please know that you and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and we will continue to lift you up daily.
    Bob & Elaine

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