Celebrate the miracle of stability!
When do you celebrate your child being sick with sinusitis? When you find out that’s what’s making him lethargic, as opposed to a growing brain tumor.
Today, AJ had his second three-month MRI to check on the status of his tumor… and the news is GREAT! His tumor is the same size as it was three months ago, when it was the same size as it was at the end of his proton therapy treatment.
Technically, AJ’s cancer is labeled as stable disease. With cancer, people usually focus on whether a tumor is shrinking (objective or partial response) or growing (progressive disease). We are terrified of a growing tumor and celebrate shrinking as ‘beating cancer,’ but for many chronic cancers, stable disease is something to celebrate.