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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Latest health update

We've seen the urologist and will continue to monitor the bladder cancer through periodic cystoscopies.  The lungs are still clear, the brain tumor hasn't grown.  There is a lymph node in the abdomen that has grown since the last PET scan and will be biopsied before Walt's next appointment in early May.  The current schedule is to monitor lab work and scans on a quarterly basis.  Just another twist in the road.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Latest reports are in

Radiation has stabilized the brain tumor which means it hasn't grown; there's been some reduction in size.  Walt will have periodic MRIs to monitor the progress. 

The 2nd cystoscopy revealed no cancer in the bladder muscle.  We'll see the urologist later this month to discuss treatment options (some form of chemo is necessary).

The lungs are clear of cancer; periodic scans will be done.

Short of hoping that he was completely cancer-free, this is the best outcome we could have expected.