I don't know if I fit your question, but.....
I was Stage III in Jan. 2009 and had my colon resection and 6 months FOLFOX. In April 2012 I had a 1.5 cm liver met removed (80% of my liver) but NO FOLLOW UP CHEMO.
That's 6 years since my liver resection with no recurrences. Stats show that at 6 1/2 years, those without mets are CURED.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.12 ... 014-4234-0
In the entire study population, the probability of being cured from CLM was 20 % (95 % confidence interval 16.5–23.5). After the first year, the mortality excess of resected patients, in comparison to the general population, starts to decline until it approaches zero 6 years after surgery. After 6.48 years, patients alive without tumor recurrence can be considered cured with 99 % certainty.
Present study shows an 80% 3-year survival rate (and a 71% 5-year survival
rate) after HR and well-established data showing 10- and 20-year survivors
after HR of solitary and multiple metastases, even without adjuvant
Solitary Colorectal Liver Metastasis Resection Determines Outcome/ Article by:
Thomas A. Aloia, MD; Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, MD; Evelyne M. Loyer, MD; Dario
Ribero, MD; Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH; Steven H. Wei, MS, PA-C; Steven A.
Curley, MD; Daria Zorzi, MD; Eddie K. Abdalla, MD, Researchers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas
Stage III cc surgery 1/7/09. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IV PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12
11 years since dx and 7 3/4 years post liver resection.
Pronounced CURED and discharged by onc
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” Psalms 30:2