Cancer Journey Update March 2017

Houston. We have shrinkage. hqdefault

My wife Tanisha and I received some great news last week concerning my treatment for stage 4 kidney cancer. The tumors are shrinking. I have been on my 5th line of treatment in the past 3 years. I am now on a targeted oral therapy called Cabometyx. I have been on this drug for 3 months now. I started off at a low dose of 40 mg and am now tolerating 60 mg dose. The scans showed that many of the tumors that are spread to my lungs, liver, and lymph nodes have shrunk by almost half of their size from a scan 3 months ago.

They also did some lab work and an echocardiogram. The test showed my heart is still healthy and functioning well. The labs showed my thyroid has a low function. They have put me on a low dose thyroid medicine for now. The next CT scan is scheduled for late June.

We are so thankful for this wonderful, encouraging news. The Lord Jesus has been faithful throughout this journey of battling cancer. I thank Him for sustaining me through all the procedures, treatments, and side effects. Thank you all for your prayers.

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2 thoughts on “Cancer Journey Update March 2017

  1. Charlene Cancilla

    Praise God and glory Hallelujah! I sent your blog out to the group because some of them as you know are not computer literate. This is a fantastic praise report. All our love to you and Tanisha (say hi to Asia when you talk to her). Continuing to pray God’s healing powers continue to flood your body and soon we’ll hear you’re cancer free. Love and miss you guys.

    • Jeff Paparone

      Brother John, now that’s good news!!! Let’s do lunch?

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