We hoping next scan for my Dad will show lymph nodes normal. My Dad had extensive spread from abdo-neck lymph nodes. At diagnosis he was estimated as 12-18 months to live. His response was amazing. One of his nodes measured 20mm & after few rounds of chemo it had shrunk to 5mm. He did 40 cycles of chemo & there was no sign of cancer in last scan. He has been off chemo for a few weeks, due for scan this month which will be 3 months no chemo so will be a biggie to see if lymph nodes still ok. He is feeling great & really hope he has truely kicked cancers butt.
Dad diagnosed Sept 14 Stage IV. Age 57yrs. Transverse colon - spread to Retroperitoneal, Mesenteric & Supraclavicular lymph nodes. Folfiri commenced Sept 14.
April 15 - Bowel resection
August 15, stable scan
Feb 16 - No signs of cancer on scan...stop chemo & scan in 3 month
Scan April 16, Crazy growth to stomach, lymph nodes & multiple mets to liver. Commencing Folfox.
August: chemo not working. Stopped treatment.
September 3rd 2016 peacefully left this earth.