Due to the recurrence of my cancer after complete discharge from the surgeon a year ago, there were three things that we were interesting in reviewing post revision when we noticed that tumors began growing and the in situ renal cell carcinoma metastasized. :
- Metal levels in the blood post revision- I have reported on these in a prior post: http://www.mydepuyhiprecall.com/2012/03/chromium-and-cobalt-levels-4-months.html
- Metal levels in the organ that was removed a few weeks ago (ovary) which resulted in the metastatic cancer diagnosis. ( report below.)
- cytogenetic tests (not in yet.)
(2) I am relieved with results from the tests to detect any metals in the organ which was removed from the recent surgery showed no metal particles:
(3) I haven't seen the results from the cytogenetic test yet.
Remember, I am taking two paths to dismiss the metals as being contributory to this occurrence. I do not think the metals caused the renal cell cancer because I had it before and it reoccurred. I have not ruled out the fact that the revision might have precipitated the recurrence by flooding my body with yet more metals which would increase the activity of the immune system by trying to fight the foreign material thereby providing an opportunity for dormant or orphan cells to flourish. That process might be termed "onconogenic stiumulation". That discussion will be left to the cancer specialists I am seeing.
I am concerned about how, if at all, this activity effects the treatment paradigm for my current cancer therapy when and if it begins.
Also, the association between the metals and cancer from a causative perspective are a bit more long term (so I have been lead to believe). I do want to see the T 14-18 translocation results from the cytogenetic tests however. I will share those with you when I have them.