Friday, September 2, 2016

Another Stable Scan!!!

Jen's scan yesterday was again stable!  There are even a few areas of expression that do appear as if they may be a little smaller.  This marks over 2 years since diagnosis and almost 2 years progression free for Jen!

Unfortunately, the blisters and sores from the Optune device seem to be getting progressively worse and aren't healing as quickly as they used to.  We are trying more frequent changes to see if the reaction is from the glue breaking down over time (a suggestion from the device manufacturer).  If we aren't able to improve the situation we may have no choice but to temporarily suspend its use so that Jen's scalp can properly heal.  If we do this she would probably have to discontinue it for 1-2 weeks.  This is obviously something that we wish to avoid as we don't know what role the device is playing in keeping the cancer at bay.  Hopefully we can see some improvement without having to stop using it.