Week 91 chemo complete: Cancer levels increased

Week 91 chemo complete: Cancer levels increased

My Oct monthly blood test results show that my cancer levels increased. Although I say I have monthly blood tests, view it is actually every 4 weeks so some months, like October I will have 2 tests.

According to my Hematologist (Blood Cancer Specialist):

The M Protein (Myeloma Protein) is only my abnormal protein, which is my myeloma or represents the cancer in my body as g/L. The igG and Beta 2 that I discussed before isn’t a complete accurate measure as they consist of good and bad proteins, while the M Protein value is all bad protein. If the M Protein value is zero, then no cancer is detected in my blood.

M Protein (g/L)
Oct = 2.5
Oct = 2.3
Sept = 2.8
Aug = value missing
July = value missing
June = 1.9
May = 1.7
Apr = 2.5
Mar = 3

My M Protein increased from 2.3 to 2.5 g/L, so right now there is more cancer in my bloodstream.

My Hematology profile (how my body responds overall to being on treatment) looks good.

Hematology Profile
Date WBC Hemoglobin Platelet Count Neutrophils
Reference Range 4.0 – 11.0 135 – 170 150 – 400 2.0 – 8.0
Oct 4.3 130 343 3.5
Oct 5.3 126 311 4.2
Sept 7.9 128 295 4.8
August 6.3 129 324 4.9
July 6.5 129 349 5.2
June 8.5 126 299 5.2
May 5.6 128 303 4.5
Apr 6.0 131 296 4.9
Mar 6.8 133 339 5.9

Last Thursday I went to Lynn Headwater Regional Park, North Vancouver and tried my hand at making a rock tower.

I always enjoy my time in nature.

To recap: On Sunday, November 6th, I completed Cycle 23 Week 3. I have Multiple Myeloma and anemia, a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but treatable. From February to November 2013, I received Velcade chemo through weekly in-hospital injections as an outpatient. Since February 9th 2015, I have been on Pomalyst and dexamethasone chemo treatment (Pom/dex).

Weekly chemo-inspired self-portraits can be viewed in my flickr album.

End of the day on Granville IslandMay 2014: End of the day, Granville Island

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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1 Response to Week 91 chemo complete: Cancer levels increased

  1. Dudley Killam says:

    You are doing well, tyfn! I love your site and would like to use this with my wife’s Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia improvements.

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