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When are you a year NED?

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Is it after the surgery, or after the treatment is finished or some other date entirely?
I don't think I have ever heard any information on this topic. Thanks for any help you can offer.


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That's a tough one - but I imagine it is from the last time there was evidence of disease. Staging surgery results could definitely factor in. If cancer was well-contained and minimal, it could be from surgery. However, if surgery was determined to only have removed visible cancer, but perhaps pelvic wash was positive, then post treatment or at time ca125 also normal would be dating time. It may be an individual case determination rather than a generality.

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Joined: Sep 2009

According to my oncologist, one starts counting after the last treatment.

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