There are a multitude of side effects to deal with during chemo. Over the next few weeks, I’ll show you some of what Hannah has had to cope with. Hair Loss We expected the hair loss, she lasted almost 3 weeks of chemo with her mousy brown hair, before she started shedding. It was just… Continue reading Side effects from chemo, that Hannah had to endure. Part 1
This stage should have lasted for 78 weeks, or 547 days. But, due to delays during her intensive stages, her's lasted 61 weeks and 4 days, or 431 days. Here is a breakdown of Hannah’s maintenance treatment: Chemotherapy (oral): Mercaptopurine: Once daily, 431 days. Methotrexate: Once a week, 61 weeks. Intrathecal chemotherapy (into spinal fluid):… Continue reading Hannah’s treatment plan, maintenance, final stage, (431 days).
She was able to start this stage after a 3 week delay, which made it 5 weeks in total, since her last dose of chemo. We ended up spending most of this stage in hospital, due to line and viral infections. We also had news, that a very small percentage of the leukaemia cells had… Continue reading Hannah’s treatment plan, third intensive stage, MARMA (29 days)
Many cancer journeys, involve multiple types of treatment, each having various ways of targeting the cancer cells and tumours. Riley's mother, Sophie Hoult, takes us through his extensive treatment plan, and how scary the side effects can be. Riley is now 19 months into remission. Name: Riley Hoult Age at diagnosis: 21 Months Old Diagnosis: Stage 4 High… Continue reading Riley’s Cancer Story
It was during this stage, where Hannah’s trend of having constant delays to treatment began, if her immune system is too low (neutrophil levels), she has to have a pause in treatment. Her final dose of this stage, was given after a 3 week delay (pictured). Here is a breakdown of Hannah’s second intensive stage… Continue reading Hannah’s treatment plan, second intensive stage, Protocol IB (29 days plus delays).
There are different treatments for each individual cancer type, and even those who have the same type of cancer, will be on a different plan. There is no "One size fits all." Because of this, I can only give you details of my daughters treatment. Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia includes a wide range of… Continue reading Hannah’s treatment plan, first intensive stage, Induction (36 days)