Let’s Fry Some Bad Guys!
Just a brief update that my lung radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedure is happening tomorrow (Thursday) at noon! I posted the details describing the procedure previously here. Assuming there are no complications like (a pretty rare) collapsed lung (blah blah blah), it will be a single-night hospital stay and I expect to be recovering at home on Friday & back to work on Monday!
I’m VERY EXCITED to be doing this – going on the direct attack! They will be attempting to fry the 2-3 biggest lung tumors with brute force focused heat. This is the picture of the procedure I can’t get out of my head (Warning: this is a dramatization of the actual RFA procedure):
As a very cool side-project, we are going to try to collect enough tumor tissue (pre-fry), to run whole genome sequencing and RNA-sequencing on the lung metastases attempting to make me just about the most genetically profiled CRC patient in the world (!) – a project who’s incredible start I talked about here. I’m excited to share with you the outcome of all of the genetic testing already done (and pending) once the genetic dust settles!
As I mentioned previously – it feels great to be going on the offensive – as every sports team kid knows, playing only defense get old after a while – really old… Time to go thermonuclear on the bastards.
(Figure used with permission: Nature Reviews Cancer 14, 199–208 (2014))