plastikos wrote:I believe there are a lot if cured survivors
I've been clear since liver resection of Oct 2013, despite 'palliative' diagnosis (inoperable liver mets) end 2012.
Chemo killed all mets - see sign.
Promoted to annual surveillance (CT + CEA) in June. I don't think I'm officially 'cured', but life is back to normal. No more worries.
I realize I've been lucky. Wish you all the same.
Dec 2012 CC (7 cm mass), 2 unresect liver mets, CEA 41.8 (MM @65yrs)
Jan 2013 colectomy @ spleen, 2/26 nodes IVa T3N1bM1a MSI-low
Feb-Aug - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Sept - 2x failed PV embolization
Oct 2013 - R liver resect 28 hosp days (delirium, liver failure, emboli, encephalopathy) pCR - no cancer cells
2014/15 - recovery; scopy finds polyp
2016 - new town, new life
June 2018 - 5 yr mark, 2 polyps
clean CTs and (1.3-1.4) CEAs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17, 1x2018; next June 2019