Just a quick recap of the previous post since its LONG!
-Jabba’s x-ray was clear nearly two years after amputation (January 4th, 2013). During this entire period he was on metronomic cyclophosphamide, and for most of the second year he was on Palladia (70mg). He had come off of Palladia for financial reasons in November 2012.
-a few weeks after this x-ray, Jabba became sick with fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, pU/pD (excessive thirst and urination), arthritis, and eye discharge.
-these symptoms were initially suspected to be pneumonia, along with the sudden appearance of a large mass in his lungs.
-surgical removal of the mass and biopsy confirmed it was osteosarcoma, which had also spread to his lymph nodes. Cancer can cause the symptoms we saw by triggering a generalized, hyperactive immune response (i.e., paraneoplastic syndrome). For more information on this syndrome, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraneoplastic_syndrome.
-steroids and removal of the mass have controlled the symptoms for now.
For anyone who was been at this stage, what do you recommend? Do we put him back on metronomic therapy? High-dose infusion chemo? Or just treats?
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