Lowered cancer levels again!

on Flickr”>New cancer levels!Lower Levels again!

Today was a big day. I went to the lab to get my blood test so that I would know what my cancer levels are now after 6 months of Velcade chemo treatment. So happy that my igG (cancer protein) levels are now 7.3 from 8.2 a month ago!

Cancer Levels
August (bloodwork at beginning of Cycle 6)
7.3 igG

July (bloodwork at beginning of Cycle 5)
8.2 igG

May 2013 (bloodwork at beginning of Cycle 3)
11.8 igG

March 2013 (bloodwork at beginning Cycle 2)
19.0 igG

Feb 2013 (before treatment)
63.5 igG

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BC Cancer Agency

Here are my cancer counts as well from the blood test. They show how my body is responding to the chemo treatment.

White Blood Cells 2.5
Neutrophils 1.1
Hemoglobin 124
Blood Platelets 234

Tomorrow I will get my Velcade injections again and then Saturday morning I will take my dexamethasone (steroid) and cyclophosphamide (chemo) pills.

This has been really rough and I hope life will get better in 2014. Focused on staying positive.


To recap, I am living with Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer). Since February 2013, I have been on my 4th chemo treatment called Velcade, which are weekly in-hospital injections, in addition to a variety of other pills I take to supplement my chemo treatment. You can read the background on my diagnosis and previous treatments on my blog.

More cherry blossomsApril 2013: Cherry Blossoms

You can view my self-portrait project on flickr.

You can also view photos related to my ongoing treatment here.

About tyfn

From December 2019 I've been on Darzalex (daratumumab) IV chemo with Velcade (Bortezomib) injection chemo + dexamethasone. Have Multiple Myeloma + anemia, a rare incurable cancer of the immune system. Life goal: To spread awareness about Multiple Myeloma through my self-portraits. UBC MSc Grad.
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