Hi! I heard back from Dr. Legha today. He encouraged me to get treatment for my abdominal lesions as soon as possible but said that I would not necessarily have to come to Houston. He recommended two possible options: an anti-CTLA-4 treatment that involves a Phase III trial medication or an Abraxane and Sorafenib drug cocktail. Thanks to my brother-in-law Bryan, I had just last week learned about an anti-CTLA-4 trial being conducted in Chicago so I made an appointment to be screened for it. My good luck in getting appointments quickly held up again today; I meet with Dr. Clark at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at the Loyola Medical Center on Friday at 10:00 a.m.
I don't know much about either of these two options at the present so I can't tell you anything more about them. I do know there are certain criteria I have to meet to qualify for the trial. From what I can tell, I think I meet most of the criteria. I won't know anything for sure until I get down there, though. We'll keep you posted.