Dad went in this past week for his quarterly MRI.
He got the call from the doc the next day. The tumor is stable.
Yes, that’s right, the tumor has now been stable for more than 2 years.
Although the doctor has not said it yet, we have decided, it is time to call spade a spade. Dad is 100% cancer free!
Why make the cancer free claim?
About 6 months ago, dad’s oncologist told dad that either his tumor had downgraded to a Stage 1 Glioblastoma, or all that was left was scar tissue. Dad’s neurologist was too conservative to say the same thing.
Fast forward to today, dad’s neurologist has proclaimed that we are most likely dealing with scar tissue, and not a cancerous tumor.
With what we know about Protocel, and some additional research I’ve done on my own, this is exactly what it is, scar tissue. This means that dad is cancer free.
When will it be official?
My guess is the neurologist will wait about another year or so to make the legitimate claim to being cancer free. I get it, he doesn’t want to get hopes up only for cancer to come roaring back.
Ultimately, this is uncharted territory for these docs when it comes to this type of cancer. Going from a Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme to cancer free in less than 3 years just does not happen.
Normally, the doc wants dad to go 3 months before the next MRI. This time he is extending it to 4 months. This is welcome news.
The doc is still keeping dad on Keppra (anti-seizure medication), which we are hoping at some point he can stop taking.
Typically, when you are diagnosed with this type of cancer you take Keppra for the rest of your life, but dad is in uncharted territory.
Before I let you go, to help you understand what I mean by uncharted territory, in the years following dad’s diagnosis, we have heard of upwards of 4 individuals around the same age as my dad, some that we know, others that are friends of friends, being diagnosed with a Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme (the same type of cancer as my dad).
Unfortunately, all 4 passed away within months after their original diagnosis.
This type of cancer is typically a death sentence. We are just very fortunate that someone took the time to inform us about Protocel, we decided to listen, as well as give it a try.
Over the months, a number of friends have reached out to us asking about Protocel. Typically it is someone who knows someone with cancer.
Please continue to feel free to reach out, we would love to help in any way that we can. I cannot guarantee Protocel will work for every case, but from what we’ve learned, there is little reason why anyone with cancer couldn’t give it a try.
It clearly saved one life, it might just save another.