Last month I wrote a quick article about Randy Pausch because his “Last Lecture” and testimony before Congress touched me. I find his honesty about pancreatic cancer refreshing. The truth about this brutal disease is just that… brutal – and I hope that the attention he brings to the battle will enable progress on all cancer fronts.
Randy has a page where he updates his progress every few days. I really recommend that you go there and subscribe to the updates. Some truly inspiring and amazing things going on there.
Randy, it is exciting to hear that you are feeling well enough to continue treatment. I’m looking forward to hearing that you are able to ride the bike a little
Randy’s last two updates:
April 9, 2008: Getting Ready for Next Step
Well, I’m not quite back on the bike, but I’m healthy enough to travel and move forward with treatment. Tomorrow I’m spending the day at the University of Maryland being evaluted to see if I am a candidate for the Theraspheres treatment.
Basically, it’s a process where a large number of tiny (thinner than human hair) spheres are irradiated with Yittrium-90 and then squirted into the artery that feeds the liver. They preferentially go towards tumors (counter-intuitive, but true), and both block blood flow to the tumors and irradiate them.