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-Aug - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin (neo adjuv), shrinkage from #3
Sept - 2x PV embolization (both failed)Oct 2013 - R liver resect
, 28d hosp (liver failure/delirium, lung emboli, encephalopathy), cancer dead (pCR)
2014/15 - recovery, scopy: 2 polyps
2016 - new town, new lifeJune 2018 - 5 yr mark
, scopy: 2 polyps
1.3-1.4 CEA/clean CTs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17, 2x2018-19 , next June 2020