Two weeks ago, I had my first post-treatment blood draw at Whole Health Omaha to check my AFP (Alfa-Fetoprotein) tumor markers. Yesterday I received confirmation from Dr. Murphy that my levels measured in at 1.0!! (which is wonderful news to those of you who have no idea what that means). AFP is the tumor marker specific to the type of tumors I that HAD, nonseminomatous germ cell tumors and are sometimes elevated for those with liver cancer. They are found in the pineal gland of the brain. The elevation of these markers indicate whether or not a tumor is reforming or if cancer is present. Thankfully, 1.0 is considered to be the very low end of the normal range of 0.0-8.3, meaning anything above an 8.3 would be of concern. HALLELUJAH!!
While this is awesome news that my family and I are all very happy about, my doctor does feel that we need to closely monitor my AFP levels and order a PET scan within the next 3-4 months. For personal peace of mind before moving to Kansas City, I would agree.
I also wanted to share with you a lovely little video called:
"Healing Cancer Naturally: Jessica Langel's Story Part 1"
The title gave me goosebumps. I knew exactly what I said in the interview. but watching it for the first time was still incredible (aside from the fact that I don't like watching myself or listening to myself on video). I cannot thank you enough, Beth Ryan, for finding such deep interest in my story and taking the time to share it even further.