by Caryn Haller
challer@recordcourier.com

Cancer patient at peace with change in treatment decision

After a lot of thought and soul searching, Minden resident Shalene Hillbrick decided to drop out of a promising drug trial she was undergoing in Seattle, Wash. The 47-year-old has stage-four lung cancer. “It’s hard to explain to people why you’re quitting a trial that appears to be working. I felt like I was going to get chemo’d to death before I got any better,” Hillbrick said. “I felt the study drug wasn’t right for me. I knew after I did one round of treatment and it took me three weeks to recover that I was in trouble. I didn’t …

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