Well today is the day. It has been 8 weeks since the last cycle of the all new Lutetium 177 treatment and today it is time for cycle no 2
So just to recap, since my last infusion of Lutetium 177 my PSA has dropped from 214 to 7.3. The mid cycle scan indicated that the Lutetium had positioned itself exactly where the previous PSMA Pet Scan had indicated the presence of Mets and micro mets. So the battle commenced and I felt absolutely no side effects whatsoever over the cycle period.
So today we went through the same procedure of checking bloods (all good), saline flush (1 hour) , Lutetium infusion (1 hour). Recovery to allow radiation to diminish (2 hours). Now on my way home.
The major change was that today I had a large contingent of medical practitioners from various London hospitals who wished to view the procedure. All part of applying to the relevant authorities for this procedure to be accepted by the NHS some day. Happy to help said I. They seemed impressed
Anyway, lets see where this treatment takes me. It certainly has got off to a flying start, but as the practitioners told me today, it does not work for everyone, as for some the cancer has spread too far and the Lutetium is overwhelmed by what it is being asked to do. For some the kidney and liver functions are not up to having this treatment and for some the cancer manages to hide so the Lutetium 177 can not find it.
Edited by member 20 Nov 2019 at 14:33
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