I had my weekly appointment at Seattle Cancer Care today. The pathology results from the biopsy of the growth that was removed from my scalp indicated it was cancer. Same kind as found in my lungs. So my oncologist recommended that I terminate the Gemzar chemotherapy, because the tumor had grown while I was on it. And the nodule in my neck had also increased in size.
What this means, is that I am now without a safety net. There are no more chemotherapy drugs that could conceivably be of benefit to me and there are no other clinical trials that seem to be applicable. So, I will continue to see my oncologist every three weeks and as issues arise we will deal with them. Thus far, although steady, the cancer has been slow growing. I hope that will continue to be the case.