I can't begin to tell you how much this specific 'date' means to me! A study done in 2015 cited numbers that says
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1245/s10434-014-4234-0After 6.48 years, patients alive without tumor recurrence can be considered cured with 99 % certainty.
This study dispels the thought process that other methods, such as radiation, are as curative as hepatic resection.Solitary Colorectal Liver Metastasis Resection Determines Outcome
Researchers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas
prospectively studied patients with a first solitary liver metastasis who
were treated either with hepatic resection or radiofrequency ablation. ....
A 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
Warning: Christian remark so if this offends you, stop reading at this line.
I have to Praise the LORD for my healing and am so thankful for every day He has seen fit to give me. May I honor Him by using this time to help others who are dealing with cancer by bringing them hope.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15
James 5:14-16 “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”