Today at the Oncology clinic in Sheffield we heard that last week’s scan showed that the cancer has started to grow again in Janet’s liver (but not the primary in the lung). This is the anticipated resistance to the drug Afatinib, which typically only works for 10 months before the cancer mutates a resistance.
The next step is a biopsy, next week, with a greater than 60% chance of a T790M mutation, against which a newer drug, Osimertinib, is very effective. If positive, Janet will be able to start this drug early in May, once daily by mouth. An alternative if not positive is platinum (cisplatin) chemotherapy.
We shall pray that this will happen. But we are still at peace about it all.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28)