Clinical Trial for CLL, combining Gazyva and Bendamustine
Hello I’m PJ and was diagnosed with CLL in 2009. By 2015 I needed treatment and decided to take part in a clinical trial at the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center in Eugene, Oregon, under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Sharman. It was a long 6 months of chemotherapy which, for the first time, combined the drugs Gazyva and Bendamustine. It’s now July of 2019 and fortunately I remain in remission! I’m hoping to publish a manuscript narrating my travels from diagnosis to the last month of my 3 year post trial check-ups. My manuscript also includes 5 important life lessons I’ve learned during my CLL years. I’d like to help educate and inspire other cancer patients…by the way, I’ve also had breast cancer and Merkel Cell Carcinoma, a VERY rare and aggressive form of skin cancer very few doctors have ever seen or treated. If I can help anyone, please let me know.