florencedollar wrote:I still read, but havent posted in so long. Just wanted to say congrats!!! Yay!!! It is posts like yours that gave my family hope when we thought a stage4 diagnosis was a death sentance. I see you were stage 3 at diagnosis...still sounds horrible.
That said, my lil sis remains NED after all these years. Onc says she is cured! So hopeful that experiences like ours bring hope to others who are blindsided by this crap, as we were.
Florencedollar. Thank you for replying to this. I am so happy to hear your sister is cured and NED!!! I hope I can be the same. I had one spot on my liver that was removed with microwave ablation. 6 rounds of chemo then resection. Now getting ready to start 6 more rounds. Reading about people who have beaten this bring me hope and encouragement.
DX 6/29/16 7 cm tumor, 10 cm fr av
CT scan ab,MRI abdomen - 9mm spot on liver,CT scan of chest lungs clear
Special staging MRI - clinical staging stage 3b - T3N2M0 (unless spot proves to be met)
8/11 PET scan - spot lit up not nodes
8/16 Port in, 8/17 liver microwave abltn - spot gone
8/23 6 rds FOLFOX started
PET scan 10-13 43% red of tumor and no mets shown
Exam tumor greatly reduced. Surgery 12-14-16.
Clear margins, 7 out of 13 nodes positive. Tumor 2.1 cm
Kras wild, MMS, not MSI. 6 more rds FOLFOX