what a rough time you are having with your body. I am so sorry to hear, you
have been such an inspiration to the group. hope that everything works out
From: "Alley" <alleypat@...
Subject: Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Re: When to start
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 15:44:11 -0600
<< I have what is called an anaplastic
astrocytoma grade III. If I follow the statistics, I may have three
to five years. My goal is to get into a clinical trial but cannot
because they found the hep C. So I am trying to get rid of the hep c >>
I don't qualify for trials either. I don't think you'll qualify for the
cancer trials even if you do get rid of the hep, cuz of the hep treatment.
You need to double check on that.
I don't qualify for cancer trials because of the hep and because of the
treatment, I don't qualify for the hep c trials because of the cancer etc.
<< What kind of cancers does it promote by the way? >>
I don't know any more than what the given literature says. You might want
to delve further into that. There hasn't been much time honored study on
riba and cancer unfortunately. It hasn't been used long enough on hep c
people to accumulate data. It may be that it triggers cancer (we all have
cancer cells in our body, they just aren't "on") or it may be a coincidence
If you gotta get rid of the hep to do more trials, just know that genotype
1's have a 50% (or less depends on who you listen to) chance of getting rid
of it with peg/riba. With a terminal cancer, I don't think I'd worry about
You've got some tuff choices out there. Good luck. Let us know what you
Grand Prairie, Tx
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