Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

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Sophy
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Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby Sophy » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:36 am

Wow - CT scan this week showed there is still no evidence of disease nearly two years after my last lung met surgery.

I don't know if this is because the lung laser surgeries I had in Europe removed all the cancer or if it is because the ADAPT therapy I have taken since has kept any new mets under control. Whatever it is I am very grateful and very lucky.

Thanks to all here now and in the past who have shared their knowledge and offered their support over the last 5 1/2 years - your input has been so important and such a help to me.

Sophy
dx T3N1M0 Feb 11 when children age 11, 7 and 2
Xeloda/rad March 11, LAR June 11 temp ileo
Xelox 6 rounds, NED
Lung mets Oct 13
Laser surgery Germany Jan 14. 3 mets left lung.
Laser surgery UK Jun and Aug 14 one met each lung, NED
Aug 14 Started Xeloda and Celebrex (ADAPT)
Oct 2018 CT shows still NED
Continuing ADAPT

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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby rp1954 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:45 am

Congratulations Sophy. Somewhere Maia and Carm should be proud of you too. I think targetable, lower side effect meds are the way to go, too. Thanks for keeping everyone in the loop.
watchful, active researcher and caregiver for stage IVb/c CC. surgeries 4/10 sigmoid etc & 5/11 para-aortic LN cluster; 8 yrs immuno-Chemo for mCRC; now no chemo
most of 2010 Life Extension recommendations and possibilities + more, some (much) higher, peaking ~2011-12, taper to almost nothing mid 2018, mostly IV C

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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:45 am

Congratulations! That's wonderful news! :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18

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juliej
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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby juliej » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:22 pm

Wonderful news, Sophy! Congratulations!!! Confirms my feelings about ADAPT-type therapy working for certain cases.

Also, like rp1954 said, thanks for keeping us in the loop. We love to hear success stories, but we also love to hear about 'outside-the-box' treatments and your's definitely qualifies!
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
NED 3/17/12 to 6/13/2019, CEA<1

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Nik Colon
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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby Nik Colon » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:22 pm

Great news!
KRAS-mut G12V,MSS
Stage IVa Sig CC 2 lvr mets 1/12 Ln
(3, =<3 lng spots at dx til 5/16)
=T3N1aM1a 4cmX4mm (lng not included)
dx 12/2014 at age 39
CEA 1/15-4.9, 12/16-4.9 again
neoadj FOLFOX 1/15-3/15 (4tx, 3w/1wo oxi)
Col/Lvr surg 4/23/15 NED
adj FOLFIRI start 6/15-9/15 (8tx, 5w/3wo iri)
1 sml lvr spot/cyst
12/6/16 multi lung spots/mets?
No longer NED :(
My tx ongoing-start 1/20/15
Adding your SIGNATURE, etc

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HopeForJesse
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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby HopeForJesse » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:31 pm

Great to hear this! :D
DH DX 01/16 49 YO inop RC stage IV liver mets
MSS TP53 APC,BRCA2
12/15 CEA 241, FOLFOX to 11/16
LAR/ileo 5/16 Clear margins 1/29 nodes
HAI, reversal, liver resections7/16
FUDR 8/16 -NED 3 mos
Rising CEA 3/17 Xeloda, 5/17 -12/17 Erbitux & Iri stable but lung/lymph mets CEA 2.7
5/18 5 days SBRT radiation to sternum 10/22/18 surgery to remove zyphoid process met
6/11/19 5FU added to cetuximab and irinotecan CEA 16
Ephesians 3:20 Our God is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine!

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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby NateA » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:25 pm

Best kind of news thanks for sharing! And right on!!
7/15 dx CC stage 4 with lots of liver mets CEA 208
KRAS Mutant G12V, MSS.
9/23 from folfoxiri to folfox and Xeloda. CEA 25
11/11/15 all liver markers in the zone, CEA 4.0, moving to Avastin/xeloda for now..tumors shrinking
01/13/16 Avastin/xeloda CEA 3.5
03/11/16 clean PET CEA 4.4

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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby Lordswood77 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:31 am

Great news Sophy, are you still on the adapt course?
4/2013 - Diagnosed with Colon cancer aged 35 (no family history) T1N0M0
8/2013 - LAR with temp Ileostomy
12/2013 - Ileostomy Reversal
09/2014 - Clear CT Scan
01/2016 - PET Scan high probability of reoccurance
01/2016 - VATS right lung
03/2016 - VATS left lug
05/2016 - Start CAPOX regime for 6 months
07/2016 - Clean CT scan next scan October
08/2016 - Clear MRI scan following migraines
10/2016 - Finished Chemo & Clear scan, next scan Jan

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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby crazylife » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:32 pm

What is Adapt therapy?
Wife to DH, 41 years old, diagnosed 11/15
Stage 4, Mod diff, 13/24 LN, 1 liver met
Colon/liver resection at MSK, 11/15
8mm lung met (not confirmed) and enlarged lymph nodes 1/16
12 rounds of folfox (9 with Oxi) 6/16
NED - July 2016
NED - October 2016
3 lung mets - March 2017
7 lung mets, May 2017
RFA to largest met, June 2017
Lung mets growing slowly, October 2017 (off treatment since June 2016)
Right lung surgery, November 2017
Left lung surgery, January 2018
NED - May 2018

Pita
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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby Pita » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:04 pm

That's wonderful Sophy! Will Google adapt therapy.
70yo Fem DX: 1/21/2016 RC Stage IV-Nodules lungs
MSS-Kras Wild-Lynch Synd Neg-Lung Biopsy 1/27/16-Port 2/19/16
MRI 7/7/16 Endometrial polyp found, watching LAR 7/19/16, No Ileostomy, Stage ypT3 N1
CT 11/7/16: Most mets stable,1 shrunk,1 new??
CEA Tests: 1/21/16=20, 12/22/16=5.3, 1/20/17=4.8, 2/15/17=6.2
9/20/16-1/24/17 Folfuri & Avastin
#10/10 Done
PET/CT 2/10/16-1/31/17=Some shrunk & growth to 2, Avastin failing ??? :evil:
2/21/17 Folfuri & Avastin

Hapa
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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby Hapa » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:07 pm

Love to read about your good news. Here's to many more!
DH Stage 3 RC

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Re: Still NED 20 months after lung laser surgery

Postby janadowning11 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:21 pm

I am looking to have the laser lung surgery and just sent my scans to Dr. Ladas. I am excited to hear about your great results! Do you mind telling me a bit about your experience? Also, did you ever attempt an insurance reimbursement for the procedure though your coverage in the U.S?

Thanks!
Dx. Stage IV 10/14, Liver mets
FOLFOX 11/14-6/15
Liver/colon resection 3/15
Lung Mets 7/15
Right Lung Wedge Resection 11/15
Left Lung Wedge Resection 4/16
Missed lung mets remaining 6/16
Off chemo since 6/15


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