posted by Mary Lello, Thursday, September 10, 2009, 2:42 PM
We won't see the doctor until JIm's next Avastin infusion which is next Friday. So I called the office and asked that they give us a call when Weisburg had a chance to look at the MRI and just let us know what she knows. The voicemail from the office said that "the tumor looks stable with possible slight improvement". Weisburg admits she's not an expert at reading MRI's so she might not have talked with the MRI Techies yet. I feel there will be much more info when we see her next week.
This is good news. I'm assuming the "slight improvement" may just be a few more mm of shrinkage - which in the brain is BIG! The specialist at Danna Farber had told us that Avastin might not shrink the tumor but would stop it's growth. We have heard of folks with the same kind of tumor as Jim who are now tumor free with the Avastin - so the fact that this thing is shrinking at all is good news!
Of course - I want it the hell out of there. But it's not growing, no other tumors are coming back and things "look slightly improved".
We'll take it.
Loving you all back,