Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

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fourT's
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Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

Postby fourT's » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:53 pm

I just wanted to update you all that my hubby's 3 Cyberknife treatments from the end of December have worked wonderfully! He just had a scan last week and it showed no liver tumor! He had a 2cm tumor that was found last fall and now the liver is clear. His CEA at the time was also 66 (high for hubby) and is now a low 2.0!

We are now clear to wait until June for another scan. April 1st, 2012 will be hubby's 4 year cancerversary and it has been 27 months since chemo!

Tracy
Husband dx 4/08 @ 38
Stage IV
colon resect 4/08/liver resect 10/08
11/09 NED-3/10 colo-pleural fistula/ileo
6/10 ileo rev
3/13 mets to peritoneum/HIPEC
Chemo since 9/14
wife/18 yr dau/14 yr son-Loves God!

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Rob in PA
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Re: Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

Postby Rob in PA » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:52 pm

That is incredible! Thanks for sharing. I just finished TrueBeam radiosurgery on my five lung thingies and am praying for the same results. Again, congrats!
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

Postby vancouver eve » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:14 pm

Wonderful news. It is always a pleasure to read about good results.

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Re: Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

Postby usopen » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:07 am

That is great news. I'd like to ask about the cyberknife. Did they recommend that because there was only one tumor (vs. doing a resection)? Does that part of the liver eventually heal (as in regenerate new tissue.....i guess is what i am asking)? I've heard of RFA of liver tumors, but not cyberknife....is it just a matter of preference, or is there a huge difference? Will he do follow-up chemo?
Thanks for the info. I, too, have a 2cm. tumor on the liver following resection 9 weeks ago. I am doing chemo, and hoping for another resection, but am wondering if maybe RFA, or cyberknife would be better??
Thank you again, and your news is very good to hear.

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Re: Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

Postby Terry » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:02 am

Tracy I couldn't be more thrilled for you both:) I'm so happy to see the cyberknife work!
DX 7/3/07
Chemo, radiation, 20 mo. chemo, IMRT, cyberknife, 6/11 lobectomy.
1/16 resection perm. colostomy intraop. rad.
PET 2/12 nose, thyroid, liver, lngs
Folfox 3/12
Lord I know You'll keep me here until
you know I cannot suffer any longer!

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Re: Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

Postby CheeseHead » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:32 am

Great news, congrats!

Cheese
    2008
    10 Stg 4 colon srgry
    12 Xelox/Avast
    2009
    05 Liver srgry
    -12 Xelox
    2010
    05 Xelox
    08 Iri/Vect
    11 Liver srgry
    2011
    01-05 Iri,Vect,Xeloda
    09 CyberKnife
    2012
    03-07 Ph I trial
    08-11 Regorafenib
    2013-
    Xeloda
    Vecti
    Iri
    Xelox

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Re: Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

Postby Nanette » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:26 am

Hi Tracy-

Thanks for the update on your husband. I am so happy for you both the cyberknife worked! And his CEA sounds like a good indicator... 2.0 is excellent!! :D

Keep it up!! Praying for continued clear scans!

Hugs,
-Nanette
Husband, Bruce - diag. 12/07/08 at age 50
Stage IIIB CC, poorly diff, muc. adeno, sig. ring cell
Stage I bladder cancer
1 of 17 LN affected
Colonectomy 12/11/08
Finished chemo/rad on 8/19/09
Four years NED on 12/11/12 - Thank God!!
Livin' life!!!!!!

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Re: Cyberknife a success! Cancerversary coming up!

Postby SoConfused » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:52 am

what fantastic news ... glad to hear cyberknife proved successful for your hubby and praying for his continuing good health. Thanks for sharing this positive news with the board.
Stage IV CC


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