I spoke to Mom and Max from GZ tonight. Here's an update:
Mom did a Doppler Ultrasound and the report is given to their doctors to analyze. Tomorrow will discuss further on this report.
The Doctors suggested Mom to take the agent (chlorophyll) through the anus. They claim that the absorption would be multiple times better. Mom decided against it - just felt uncomfortable. The other patient at the hospital today said that he has Colon cancer, and this agent infused through the anus is more direct. For Mom's breast cancer, i think this is too intrusive - so we decided against it.
5 Sept. Mom arrived at GZ NGPDT center to receive her 2nd course of treatment. Her last treatment was 8th Aug. Tumor growth progress can be see in previous posting (click here).九月五日。妈妈到广州做第二次的光动力治疗。要知道这一个月肿瘤的生长就按一下这里
5 Sept 2011. Today Mom arrived in GuangZhou to start her 2nd course of NGPDT treatment. The course will repeat the inhaling and drinking of the agent (chlorophyll-based) followed by light treatment.
The Ultrasound scan taken on 1 Sept was analysed by the doctors at NGPDT centers. While there were confident that Mom is progressing well based on their experiences and observations of the symptoms of her conditions.
Scott indicated that the ultrasound shows the tumor while it has grown in size, it also appears that the outline of the tumor is fading and less clear. It also seems is dissipating. Which is what they expected the outer layer of the tumor start to disintegrate followed by the core.Scott 先生分析超声报告 肿瘤已改变其边界和形状. 肿瘤会肿胀，肿瘤细胞会慢慢解体.
However, to be more sure, a Doppler ultrasound scan will be conducted tomorrow. A doppler US could indicate more fine details of the vascular activities and hopefully the resolution would show the blood vessels leading into the tumor being severed by the NGPDT process. Also, in a normal case, the tumor would start to shrink in size on the 4th week onwards (which is this week!). 明天，我们将另做超声波扫描。这是一个(Doppler)多普勒超声检查。它会检测肿瘤周围的血管。如果NGPDT有效的话，这些血管将被切断
While I am a scientific person, and need proof and empirical data to convince me, yet in this case, I have an feeling that we are heading towards the right direction towards palliative treatment (ie. reduction of the problem).
Thanks to Max, my brother for the updates. He will spend the next 7 days with her in GZ while I report from Singapore with updates from Max daily. 谢谢弟弟伟良陪妈妈到广州治疗。我只能在新加坡更新大家这疗程的进展.
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