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Initially diagnosed June 4, 2009 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage II,Grade II tumor size: 2-3 cm node positive ER/PR postive HER2 Neu - negative Current Diagnosis: Metastatic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 3 Mets: Scalp/skin, Liver, Spine, Bone ER/PR + HER2/NEU -

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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I went in to talk to the oncologist today and she gave us the details on the next method of attack.  She is suggesting a standard of care chemotherapy drug, Abraxane (nab paclitaxel) plus Anakinra.  Anakinra is a drug that is currently FDA approved for reducing the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.  It is an interleukin-1 antagonist.  The theory is that IL-1 presence in the body contributes to tumor growth and metastasis.  Blocking IL-1 by using an antagonist would have the opposite effect.

Anyhow, I'm waiting to get disqualified... I mean I'm attempting to qualify for this trial.  If not, I'll just be doing the Abraxane.  I need to get the chemo on board to knock some of this growth back soon.

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