The rumor at the CRC (Clinical Research Center) is that I have the "Record". No, not the 100 Meters Record, not that one. It seems that my record is for the cancer patient (at Dana Farber) that has participated in more Phase One studies. I am now on my 11th clinical trial. Nine of them Phase One studies.
I know, it is not a record to be proud of. All it means that I have an advanced cancer for which standard therapy does not exist.
But I have been thinking that it means a lot more:
It means that I am as stubborn as my tumors.
It means that I believe in Science (so please stop sending me the absurd emails with titles such as "Beat cancer without Chemo").
It means that my heart, lungs and other organs are still strong since I am still being accepted to the studies.
It means that I did not lose my optimism.
It means that even if I have not yet benefited, Science has.
...It means that I can be proud of my eleven clinical trials and the many more still to come.