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 2 unresect liver mets, CEA 41.8 (MM 65yrs)
Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen 2/26 nodes IVa T3N1bM1a
Feb-Jul - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Aug - 2x PV embolization (both failed)
Sep 2013 - R liver resect, 25d hosp (liver failure/delirium, lung emboli, encephalopathy), no living cancer (pCR)
2014/15 - recovery, scopy: 2 polyps
2016 - new town/life
2018, scopy: 2 polyps
2018/20 low (1.0-1.4) CEAs/clean CTs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17, 3x2018-20
next June 2021!