Hi All, I needed a little boost today as it was my 3rd round FOLFIRI + Avastin and will be scheduling a scan after the 4th round to see if it made a difference. I know it won't be NED, but maybe, just maybe, a first step in that direction. I asked my ONC before starting the current regiment about the good, bad and ugly on timelines. I don't know if most patients ask or not. I wanted to know so I could make the best decisions when the I get that news in a few weeks (good or ugly). Thus far my cancer is being described as aggressive, unresponsive and not typical. As I have not had good news from a scan yet, I too think about what options remain, such as clinical trials. It's so good to know though that a KRAS MSS patient can get to long term NED. I'm a glass half full kind, so hopefully we all will get to/remain NED. Thanks for letting me tag in and get a needed pep talk!
56yo male DX 5/15/17 Right Hemi colectomy (cecum) 6/17
mod diff. adenocarcinoma 5.8 x 3.9 x .7cm
3c (T3 N2b M0) 12 of 21 pos
Folfox 7/17-12/17 (no Oxi round 9-12)
12/17 CT=liver/lung mets-Folfox failed Stage 4
MSS KRAS G13D mut.
2/18 PET=more disease, liver doubled to 8.5cm +new lesion, lung mets 1.4cm, multi peri./omen. implants
CEA 5/17-16.2, 12/17-16.1, 02/18-43.0, 3/18 16.9
2/18 Folfiri + Avastin (no 5FU after C2)
4/18 PET=liver/lung/implants all shrinking and uptake greatly reduced