Imagine taking a drug that circulates in your body until it finds your cancer. Once a cancer cell is found it directly attacks the cell by delivering radiation directly into the cell. The cancer cell is destroyed with minimal collateral damage to your healthy normal cells!
If you suffer from the hard to treat lymphoma, this drug is already available for your use! Shockingly, physicians are not using these smart bombs drugs. Less then 10% of eligible patients are even being offered this treatment!
Why does this the situation exist? For some reason they are not offering this treatment option to their patients. There is a surprising resistance from the ontological community to use this radio immunotherapy
Sadly, there are major ramifications for patients suffering from Lymphoma as well as other cancers, including prostate cancer? Not surprisingly, the manufacture of this therapy is having a major economic problem. They are actively out in the market place looking to find buyers. If they are unable to find a buyer will they just fold their tents and make this treatment option unavailable?
Dr. Mark Kaminski, a hematologist from the University of Michigan and a co-inventor of this smart drug, Bexxar, has said, “Basically, they hit a home run scientifically… The shock wave that goes through here is that if you can’t get this to work in the marketplace, what’s the sense of developing anything else along this line?”
We, as advanced prostate cancer survivors should be concerned that this therapy option will fall into total disuse. This would deny us of the possibility that it may make its way to other cancers, including advanced prostate cancer.
Joel T. Nowak, Ma., MSW
I have stage 4 NHL and have had 3 cycles of CHOP with R. My tumors have decreased but not gone away. I have relatively no side affects except hair loss. This worries me because of all the horror stories I have heard about Chemo. If I dont get the effects as others is the treatment working. I live in Tampico Mx and I am receiving all my care in a social hospital. Its not MAYO clinic but it is fine and the medical staff are great. I am 64 years old not overweight great BP low colesterol very good heart. But I am interested in any and all options open to me. I believe with Obama choices like yours will go away faster then you think. Thanks for making this comment easy. If you need someone to test this on look no further.
All of us are different and all of our cancers are different. Some people are very effected by chemo agents while other only are mildly affected. What is important is that the chemo seems to be controlling your tumors.
Take this opportunity to enjoy yourself and your family. None of us need tension worry.