Niki Holcomb

First post: Jan 23, 2019 Latest post: Sep 2, 2019
In July 2016, Niki was diagnosed with cervical cancer.  She had a hysterectomy in Gainesville August 2016 which was followed by months of chemo and radiation.  In February of 2018, Niki went to see her primary care physician because of some intermittent discomfort she was feeling on the right side of her abdomen.  After several tests were done, it was confirmed that Niki's cancer had, in fact, metastasized to her liver.  On April 9, 2018, Niki had a liver resection at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.  This surgery was followed by 18 rounds of chemo.  Niki finished her chemo at the end of September 2018, and after a routine scan to verify that her cancer was gone, 2 new malignant spots were discovered on her liver.  On January 11, 2019, Niki went to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to seek treatment for her recurrence of cancer.  After MANY prayers for clarity and hope for a cure, it became clear that Niki's best option was to enroll in a clinical trial at MD Anderson.  She was excited to learn that a new drug is being developed that will target HER SPECIFIC gene mutation that's causing her cancer and offer her a significant chance of eradicating her disease!!  She will begin the trial by the end of January (most likely), and will travel to Houston once a week for the month of February for treatment and testing.  For every month after that, Niki will travel to Houston every other week for the remainder of the trial period (which could be more than a year).  By the beginning of April, Niki will find out whether the trial is working for her and if she should continue with the trial medication.    

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