Consultation at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University

February 14, 2013

I had an appointment with my oncologist Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Dr. L reviewed lab results and indicated that the results were at the half-way mark for the super chemo to be used.

He does not believe that adding two more cycles for a total of six cycles of Velcade and Revlimid would be the course he advises. Instead, he recommends a hospitalization of five days, February 25 – March 1 at Emory University Hospital, where a regimen of VDCEP (Velcade, Dexamethasone, Cyclophosphamide, Etoposide and Cisplatin) will be infused into my body over the period of five days’ stay. He believes this will bring the IgG to a fifty percent reduction. This is a more aggressive form of treatment that is supposed to bring lab numbers down to an optimal, pre-transplant status.

The harvest of stem cells will follow another hospitalization and high-dose infusion two to three weeks later. It is my understanding that the harvested stem cells are transplanted during this hospitalization.

Next week: tests and evaluations are administered to me during scheduled Winship Institute visits, February 18 – 22, 2013.

Mary reminded me that Dr. L says he is on-track with the treatment.

Mike Green
February 14, 2013

Mike at Biltmore House late ’70s


2 thoughts on “Consultation at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University

  1. This is all great news Mike, and it won’t be long before it will all be successful and over so you can regain your strength with GOOD blood being generated in your body.

    Keep the faith, and let me remid you of one of Dad’s favorite sayings, “keep your taillight burning!”

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