Celebrating another year

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Terry Miller
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Celebrating another year

Postby Terry Miller » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:57 am

I became cancer-free 19 years ago today! My cure was easy—18” of colon and no chemo! I was lucky to have symptoms and a colonoscopy. My doctor believes no one should ever die from colon cancer. Having a second chance continues to be a blessing each and every day!!

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Re: Celebrating another year

Postby Ron50 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 am

Congratulations Terry, My anniversary was in Jan, 20yrs clear of stage 3 into six nodes . Surgery and a year of chemo. Some of us do survive. All the best Ron.
dx 1/98
st 3 c 6 nodes
48 sessions 5Fu/levamisole
no recurrence cea <.5
numerous l/t side effects of chemo

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Re: Celebrating another year

Postby Capri » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:32 am

Congratulations and best wishes for continued good health to you both, Terry Miller & Ron50!
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Mom to son 46 yo at Dx (2017)
9/17 rectal bleeding
12/17 colonoscopy sigmoid tumor; CT & MRI chest, abd,& pelvis clear; CEA normal
1/18 Robotic resection, Path: adenocarcinoma, Stg. IIIA T3 N1 MX, mod. differentiated, margins clear
2/18 Port placed; 2/26/18 Begins FOLFOX
6/18 On Early surveillance CT 2 liver hemangiomas, PET scan-nothing "lit up"
Neuropathy has started.
7/30/18 Completed 12 cycles of FOLFOX.
Port removed October
11/2/18 Clean colonoscopy; 11/20 CT normal.

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: Celebrating another year

Postby O Stoma Mia » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:08 am

Congratulations, and thank you for checking in. I think it's important whenever long-term survivors log in here and report their status. It's a reminder that many of us are still around. to tell about it

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Re: Celebrating another year

Postby AppleTree » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:43 pm

Yes! Anytime I hear of a long term NED, it gives me the boost of confidence and strength to face another chemo day. Thanks to all who continue to post!
Diag Feb 5, 2016 Age 45
3 cm tumor 5 cm from verge
Radiation + Xeloda pills - 3000mg 5x week
3/14 - 4/16 - 25 sessions
Shrank just over 50% L nodes 0/13
Remove rectum with temp Ileo 6/17
Reversal 7/20 due to infection
Acute hepatitis August. Chemo cancelled
June to September 2016 - 58 days in hospital

6/16, MRI shadow in lung
Pet - 6.6mm Met in Upper R lobe
7/30 VAT surgery Mass General/Boston
8/24 port
8/30 - 4/28 Folfox. 12 rounds
June CT shows new lung Mets.
July/Oct PETs...CLEAR!

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Re: Celebrating another year

Postby CRguy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:31 pm

Gratitude and respect Terry Miller + Ron50

Live Long and Prosper

Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
11 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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