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Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:25 am
by Lee
CAGirl wrote:1 year NED. Woo hoo! (It does count from resection date, right?)


Generally yes, from your resection date.

Congratulation!

Lee

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:19 pm
by Margo
My husband is cancer free since 7/31/2007, 11 years almost. :D
We live happy, simple life, we don't think about his illness anymore,so I don't post on this forum anymore...
Be strong, never give up ! Believe you can be cured. He had stage III B colon cancer ( see my signature).
Good luck to everybody !
Margo

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:16 am
by Ron50
Hugs to you both, well done . Ron.

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:40 pm
by Jimswife
Coming up 7 years cancer free , ct results today confirmed that , feeling very blessed x

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:58 pm
by Nextgen
Hi All,

My mum has been NED since May2014 Liver resection, followed by 8x Xeloda+cetuximab.
First diagnosis was Dec2011 extended right hemicolectomy, followed by 12x folfox.
Praises be the LORD! Hosanna in the highest! Amen!

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:02 pm
by horizon
Jimswife wrote:Coming up 7 years cancer free , ct results today confirmed that , feeling very blessed x


Awesome! They stopped doing CT scans on me. So happy for both of you.

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:16 pm
by WriterGirl1969
2 years NED for me as of today's results.
Onward! :)
--Tracy

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:28 am
by nomoretacos
Stage 3C here, last month was 2 years for me as well since surgery :D

Post chemo I travelled around the world on and off for nearly a year and now i'm back to fulltime work. It's been one hell of a ride!

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:10 pm
by Lee
Just to update, I've hit the 14 yrs mark since diagnoses of stage IIIC rectal cancer. My signature line tells the story. It is possible to beat this cancer.

Good luck to all of those in the trenches.

Lee

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:48 pm
by hopeful1
My husband was diagnosed with stage IIIa bowel cancer in 2013. He was 4 years NED (except CEA slightly raised in 5's). Liver met in 2017 he had a resection and now 1 year post NED on CT. CEA still raised (currently 8.2) but this might be his normal. He was 43 years old at diagnosis and we are glad we are making the stats for 5 year survival!
Expecting baby number 2 later this year. :shock:

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:43 pm
by Capri
Thank you Hopeful1; your post renews my hope for my son.
I wish you and your husband continued good health and congratulations on your soon-to-be new addition to the family.

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:13 pm
by zx10guy
Had my scan today and just picked up the radiology report. NED. So this will be 5.5 years out from when I was first diagnosed Stage 3b descending colon and coming up on 2 years since being diagnosed Stage 0 appendicial cancer. Now I'll have to see where my CEA is which has been averaging around 14-15 all of last year with a high point of 20 on one test. Don't get blood drawn till I have my office visit with my oncologist on the 14th with results available 2 to 3 days out.

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:25 am
by Capri
Wonderful news, I'm happy for you! I'm hoping that your CEA is way down as well. You've really done very well.

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 4:05 pm
by Dori W
I'm coming up on ten years. I was diagnosed on May 8th, 2008 and had surgery on May 15th 2008, followed by six months of chemo. I was stage 3c with fourteen positive lymph nodes and a particularly aggressive type of cancer (signet ring cell). I've never had a recurrence! I've had my ups and downs, but life is good. I feel very lucky to be here.

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:44 pm
by Ron50
Congratulations Dori W. I'm glad to hear that you are getting some quality life. I'm out past 20 years (stage 3c) I know that surviving survival is not always easy but some of us manage to slip through the cracks so continue to make the best of it, Hugs ron.