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Old 07-27-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Francisco
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How did I miss this sub-group? Just noticing it now and happy to post info on my "team".

Oncologist - Dr. Garrett Smith, San Francisco, CA. Garrett has an integrative approach to oncology, which I love, and works with a nutritionist, massage therapist, fitness trainer, and Chinese medicine/acupuncturist, all in his office.

Radiation Oncologist - Dr. Patricia (Penny) Sneed, UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Dr. Sneed performed my Gamma Knife surgery to treat my brain mets. She is incredibly knowledgeable, has published widely, and is a leading expert in her field.

Second Opinion Oncologist - I have also consulted with Dr. Michelle Melisko at UCSF several times for second opinions. She is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge on all of the very latest research and clinical trials.
4/17/08: Dx Stage IV at age 30 - extensive mets to liver, lungs, and bones. Er/Pr-, Her2+++
April 08-Aug 08:Taxotere, Cytoxan, Herceptin, Zometa - complete response!
Sept 08-Dec 08: Herceptin +Zometa for maintenance.

Jan 09-April 09: Brain mets. Add Tykerb. Watch and wait.
April 09: Gamma Knife 10 brain mets, add Xeloda.
Sept 09: Gamma Knife to 1 brain met.
Nov 09- April 10: Lung progression, add Gemzar to Herceptin, Zometa.
May 10- Sept 10: HER2 Vaccine Trial

Sept 10: Add Tykerb for more brain mets.
Oct 10: Gamma Knife to 7 brain mets.
Dec 10: Switch from Zometa to Denosumab.
Jan 11: Gamma Knife to 3 brain mets.
March 11: Gemzar/Herceptin for lung/bone progression.
April 11: More brain mets - Intrathecal Herceptin
June 11: Ixempra/Herceptin for lung, soft tissue progression.
Aug 11: Gamma Knife
Sep 11: Abraxane/Herceptin
Future: NED

Send me a PM if you'd like to follow my journey on Caringbridge.
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