Over the past three years we've dealt with plenty of change in our lives from the initial cancer diagnosis, to a short time in remission to the constant changing of different chemo regiments. Each change brings its challenges and its blessings. This time with change I feel like there is more riding on it than ever before.
So here's what the parp inhibitor does and why it could be effective for me. All our cells have DNA that need to be repaired. Cancer cells are no different. Because I have a BRCA mutant gene, that avenue of repair is gone for the cancer cells. So they use a back door, so to speak, of the protein parp. The parp inhibitor stops that back door from working and can, in effect, kill the cancer. That's also why this type of treatment only works for people who have a BRCA mutation.
"Yes, God is bigger and stronger than all our experiences. He can handle all our difficulties. God has already canceled the sting of our greatest enemy—death. He did it by offering up his one and only Son so that we might live with him forever in his kingdom.Sometimes it is good that our lives come to a screeching halt. It reminds us that the LORD almighty is our God. And it shows us that he is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."