Diagnosis: Stage IV DSRCT. Diagnosed with cancer in October 2005. Took until December after a second biopsy and genetic test to get final diagnosis of DSRCT. Cancer had spread to both breasts, mediastinum, pleura, multiple spots in abdomen, and had enlarged lymph node involvement.
Hospital: Akron Children's Hospital
- Oncologist Steven Kuerbitz, M.D.
Passed away: 2/26/07
- First Line:
- Cisplatin and Topotecan
- Vinblastine (Velban) and high dose of Celebrex. This is to keep new blood vessels from going to tumors and keep them from enlarging between the high doses.
- Second Line
- Carboplatin and VP-16
- Irinotecan and Temodar
- Biopsy - found small live DSRCT cells still in abdomen - PET scan failed to 'see'.
|12/05||0||Chemotherapy 1||0||Diagnosed with DSRCT|
|2/9/06||0||Surgery - to place line||0||Harvested stem cells over 3 days|
|3/24/06||0||Chemotherapy 5||Cisplatin for 2 days, and than Topotecan||Blood in urine from chemo, starting to clear up.|
|4/9/06||CT||Chemotherapy 6||0||Tumors have shrunk. Noticed the enlarged lympth nodes.|
|6/28/06||Biopsy||Chemotherapy 8||0||Small traces of live DSRCT found scattered in abdomen. PET scan did not pick up.|
|7/3/06||0||Chemotherapy||Carboplatin and VP-16.||4 new drugs|
|8/10/06||0||Chemotherapy 1||Temodar and Irinotecan||0|
|8/18/06||CT||0||0||Everything is the same, except one nodule in abdomen is smaller.|
|8/28/06||0||Chemotherapy 2||Temodar and Irinotecan||0|
|9/18/06||0||Chemotherapy 3||Temodar and Irinotecan||Velban treatment|
|10/2/06||CT||Chemotherapy. Trying Artemisinin to complement chemo treatments||0||Some tumors are smaller, some a little bigger, and some the same size.|
|2/13/07||0||0||0||Infection. Admitted to hospital.|