mesothelioma treatment

Chapter 7 | Part 1: Back to Reality and Chemo

If you missed previous installments of Christopher Graham’s story, read them now: chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3, chapter 4, chapter 5, chapter 6
by Christopher Graham
Well, it was time to start treatment again. They were kind enough to let me have a few weeks off of chemotherapy before the wedding and over the honeymoon. But the very […]


Chapter 7 | Part 2: The Doctor’s Office Waiting Game

by Christopher Graham
People sometimes think it’s because the doctor doesn’t respect your time. Or that, they decided to come into the office late that day. Or any number of things that make it the doctor’s fault. The other thing that sucks about the doctor’s office is that, often, you feel like you get about 5 […]


Chapter 7 | Part 3: Struggling with Chemotherapy and a No-Win Scenario

by Christopher Graham
I didn’t fully appreciate the impact of the chemotherapy until I came back from my treatment break. I knew the belly pain and nausea I had in the post-operative period were related to the surgery and chemotherapy, but I had the relative attributable proportions exactly backwards. The doxorubicin hurt so badly I couldn’t […]


Nintedanib Gains Promising Innovative Medicine Status in the UK

It was recently announced that the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) designated nintedanib, an oral triple angiokinase inhibitor by Boehringer Ingelheim, as a Promising Innovative Medicine (PIM). Nintedanib is not yet available to malignant pleural #mesothelioma patients in the UK, but with this designation, the drug could be available to patients […]


Chapter 6 | Part 1: Boy Meets Girl

After the debacle with the ports, I had an appointment with medical oncology. I talked to them, and together we decided to hold off on the chemotherapy for a while. I was getting married in about a month, and they were nice enough to give me a holiday from treatment for the wedding and honeymoon. […]