Taylor Thorup

First post: Mar 8, 2019 Latest post: Sep 11, 2021
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May 2013- After numerous doctor appointments, a biopsy, and surgery to remove a tumor in his liver,  Taylor was diagnosed with fibrolameller hepatacellur carcinoma.  
October 2015- A spot showed up in a scan. The cancer had returned and had to be surgically removed.  
March 2018- After lots of back pain and different doctors,  3 tumors were found. Due the size and placement of the tumors, surgery was not an option. 
April 2018- Chemotherapy began.  Taylor received treatment every other Wednesday. 
August 2018- Scans showed the tumors did not change.  Immunotherapy began every other Wednesday with one type of chemotherapy. 
October 2018- Still no change in the tumors.  Taylor's body was not handling the chemotherapy and immunotherapy the way they had hoped,  so treatment was stopped. 
October 2018- Taylor received a call from a doctor at Memorial Sloan Kettering about a trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. The trial drug is for various types of cancer, including 12 patients with fibrolameller hepatacellur carcinoma.  
October 7, 2018- Taylor and Kymberly flew to New York to look at the paperwork for the trial. 
October 22, 2018- Taylor and Kymberly flew to New York. Taylor had various tests and signed the paperwork to start the trial. 
November 4, 2018- Taylor and his brother Ryan flew to New York. Taylor's platelets were initially too low to begin the trial. Thankfully,  they retested his levels and he was able to officially begin on November 6. He will be taking 6 pills each morning.  

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