It will be 11 years for me in August 2022. I had massive amounts of tumors in my liver and some in my lungs. I was 46 at the time and my oncologist gave me 12-22 months to live with treatment. I found Dr. Kemeny who saved my life with the HAI pump and you holistic thinking. And my new local oncologist (Jeffrey VanDeusen) fought my insurance company to get me approved for Keytruda back in 2018 based on moderate tumor burden (11) in my cancer dna (I was/am MSS which is not supposed to respond to Keytruda or the PD1 immunotherapies but I did.) I have had lots and lots of chemo and surgery over the last 10+ years..but I am here today (NED) thanks to some amazing doctors and a lot of self-advocating/research, fighting. My children who were 8 1/2 & 4 1/2 when I was diagnosed and given a death sentence are now 19 and 15!
Mommy to Jack (8) now (18) and Katie (4) now (14)
(My Most Precious Things)
Dx 8/11 Stage IV CRC (liver mets) CEA 2,600+
9/11 Folfiri 2/12: Failed Liver Resection
5/12 HAI pump/removed primary
4/13 Liver Resection
8/13-12/15 (10) RFAs lungs
5/17: Upper Left Lobe of lung resected.
02/18: 3 new lymph mets lung
05/18: Keytruda (MSS w/Intermediate TMB): NED CEA: 66.4, 39.2, 23.8, 13, 3.5 1.8, 1.0, 2.8 3.9, 5.0, 5.6, 1.5, .8,