Part Two: I'm going to Basel - Now WHAT? | PRRT & Me

I got my acceptance on April 6th for a treatment date of May 19th, so I had about five weeks to pull it together. I was due for my Sando shot on the 8th of April, but, my oncologist deferred it to make sure that my receptors would be good and thirsty for treatment. I did use subcutaneous octreotide up to three days before treatment. Because I need so much

Part One: Getting to Basel | PRRT & Me

As a NET Cancer patient for almost nine years, my decision to go to Basel was not a light decision. Cost was really the biggest barrier for me. But, the stark realization that I didn’t really need a 401k if I were dead became very real. I waited almost two years to get into the Y-90 trial at the University of Iowa, where I have been seen as a patient for

PRRT & Me (Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy and Dawn Marie)

  Greetings everyone, this is is the first post in a series that I will be blogging at about my PRRT experience in Basel, Switzerland. I am a nine-year pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer survivor and will be undergoing my first treatment with Y-90. If you are curious about my history, please visit my profile page. I update that as I have new treatments. This blog will be specifically about my experience