Phew for now

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Phew for now

Postby dliu » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:12 am

Just got the latest CT results after 10 rounds of FOLFOX and Avastin. Things are stable in the liver, lesions are still necrotic, and there was further (slight) reduction to the bigger lesion (started at 12cm, now 8-something).

The microscopic nodules in the lungs are unchanged and though still monitored they don't look suspicious to our oncologist.

Can't say I'm loving the news but "stable" was still sweet sweet words, and I love the fact that my mum will get a break for a while. She hasn't been in the best mood lately as the chemo/hospital routine seemed never ending, so it'll be good when it finally sinks in that she won't have to step into a hospital at least until late January.

If anyone with a similar background has a history of being stable for a while and feels like sharing, that will of course make my day, or many days!
Caring for my mum, 65
Sigmoid resection, multiple liver mets
09/05/2018 Dx Stage IV, 6/11 LN - KRAS G12V
28/05/2018 First round of FOLFOX + Avastin

CEA down from 6000+ (05/2018) to 843 (08/2018) to 377 (11/2018)
9/10 rounds with Oxaliplatin
8/10 rounds with Bevacizumab

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Re: Phew for now

Postby Punky44 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:59 am

Congratulations! I hope your mom enjoys the break!
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17 at diagnosis
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Total neoadjuvant therapy:
8 rounds Folfox 11/5/18 - 2/11/19
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes
CEA 4/23: 2.1

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.

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Re: Phew for now

Postby stu » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:29 am

Excellent news . Enjoy the next few months . Time off is fantastic.
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: Phew for now

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:10 pm

Wonderful news! I hope your Mom enjoys her chemo break! :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18

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