A life and a death

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A life and a death

Postby CLD » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:20 pm

So the results of my husband's scans came back this morning and we are grateful to God and humbled to share that he remains cancer free nearly 3 years out. I share to offer hope to those in the trenches, especially to the spouses seeking answers on this site. Cancer, however, remains an uninvited and unwelcome presence in our family. My DH brother, age 43, died from lung cancer Sun night after battling the disease for nearly 1 year . He was surrounded by his family and 3 young daughters, aged 11,9,5. Today is the 1 year anniversary of their father's death.
Wife to DH/ Father of 6 (age 42 at dx) diagnosed Jan 2015 stage IIIC
Tumor deposit in mesentery 13/24 lymph nodes +
CEA at dx: 5
Low Grade/Mod. Diff.
FOLFOX 6 months
N.E.D until June 2018
PET Scan 6/18
Biopsy confirms cancer in 3 Paraaortic lymph nodes BRAF / KRAS negative
Folfiri and Avastin Aug 2018
CEA:2.9 at recurrence

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Re: A life and a death

Postby susie0915 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:26 pm

Congratulations to you and your husband. That is awesome news. So sorry for the loss of your brother in law. Cancer is just so nasty. Here's to your husband staying cancer free from here on out.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/only scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod
7/17 no change lung nod
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, clear CT pel/abd/lung nod no change
11/18 CEA .6

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Re: A life and a death

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:02 am

Wonderful news that your husband remains NED!*hugs* I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother in law!*hugs*
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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Re: A life and a death

Postby mozart13 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:00 pm

Thats great CLD , keep counting, nice of you to stop by with good news, it is nice to see that this disease is curable.
55 year at the time of diagnosis, male
Diagnosed with T1,T2 N0 M0 rectal cancer
Total neoadjuvant therapy or TNT (chemoradiation followed by systemic chemotherapy)
Negative since Feb. '17
No surgery
Watch&Wait approach 8)
I don’t come much to forum , so if this is not updated it means I remain negative!
Wish good luck to all!

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Re: A life and a death

Postby SweetC80 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:05 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I am happy to hear the good news that your DH's scans are still clear!
My Mom
12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Ca CEA 1.2
1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4
5/17 Entire Colon, Rectum & Anus removed Perm Ileostomy Bag
9/17 Stage IVb 9cm Liver Met & 7mm Lung Nodule CEA 197
9/17 FOLFIRI CEA 160
10/17 Confirmed KRAS Pos CEA 210
11/17 Met growths Liver 10cm & Lung 8mm CEA 425
12/17 FOLFOX again Met growths Liver 13cm & Lung 1cm CEA 405
12/17 Xifaxan due to Hepatic Encephalopathy
12/17 New 2cm liver Met
1/18 CEA 992
2/8/18 Passed Peacefully

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