..... usually, and in Dawn's case, it holds true!!! As a matter of fact, she has been doing and feeling great!!!
The side effects from Dawn's last chemo treatment (a week ago last friday) have been very minimal, and Dawn has felt a bit more energetic going in to this past weekend. Today, Dawn received a chemo treatment, and, as with all of her chemo treatments, got to speak with her oncologist. The oncologist had more good news for Dawn. The picture that I included with this post is a graph of Dawn's tumor marker levels, from January (which was when she was first diagnosed with cancer) to present. Her present levels are a third of what they were back in January!!! The doctor was actually contimplating taking Dawn off of her chemo and switching her to an oral chemo. That still may happen, but not right away. Needless to say, the oncologist is super stoked on Dawn's progress ... AND SO ARE WE!!!!