Wendy’s Story

Site created on May 12, 2018

In May, 2018 doctors found two gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) on my liver and started me on an oral medication called Gleevec, a targeted drug that will hopefully shrink the tumors enough for them to be surgically removed. When they first discovered them the tumors were at stage four and covered 75% of my liver. We're hoping and praying that in 12 months the tumors will shrink by half and I will only lose 25% of my liver. I am in good hands at the Winship Cancer Center in Atlanta and in good spirits, surrounded by a wonderful support system.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Wendy Hogg

I have some good news. Last week I had a CT Scan and it showed a 30% shrinkage in the large tumour. We have to wait until next month to meet with my surgical oncologist to understand where the shrinkage occurred and if it is enough for them to do surgery but regardless, we are very happy with the results. My energy level is good, my bloodwork is pretty much normal and I feel optimistic.

Will post more when we know more.

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