Early signs positive

SCRI

I returned to the drug development unit clinic yesterday after one week on the trial drug. For the first cycle (28 days) I have to visit weekly, submit blood samples, turn in my medication diary and visit with the trial’s nurse practitioner. It’s much too early to tell but the blood test results were consistent with what was expected at this stage. My white cell counts have risen quite a bit as the little rogue B lymphocytes should now be moving out of my marrow, lymph nodes and spleen and back into the bloodstream. The plan is that once there, they can begin to die off (apoptosis) which they thus far have been refusing to do. Once the marrow is not so crowded, the other blood cell types can begin to be made normally again.

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