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Thyroidcancersister
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Joined: Jun 2011

How long has every one been cancer free?

amorriso
Posts: 186
Joined: Oct 2010

Well - I have had a clean scan a month ago so for now I am assuming I am cancer free. But I think it will take a few years of good results before I declare myself free. For now I say I'm in remission.

cheers

sunnyaz
Posts: 582
Joined: Oct 2010

What's that? I will be watched for the rest of my life. I am B-RAF positive. There is no such thing as cancer free for me. Just keeping it in control and watching for metastasis.
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Baldy
Posts: 244
Joined: Mar 2011

I think that goes for all of us. We may not be B-RAF mutated, I haven't been tested so maybe I am, but I think we all have a chance that some hidden metastasis may become a problem sometime in the future.

Alan

kkirsits
Posts: 11
Joined: Apr 2010

I was diagnosed three years ago with pap thyroid cancer and am stilling learning things about this cancer (and have been told that it is the best cancer to have and therefore family/friends just sort of ignore it -- what a joke). So, what is B-RAF. thanks

sunnyaz
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Joined: Oct 2010

It's an Onco mutation gene. It occurs in about 43% of Papillary cancer patients and makes the cancer more aggressive, harder to treat and faster growing.
Julie-SunnyAZ

nasher
Posts: 507
Joined: Apr 2010

I am 1 year out with a clean scan

I do not know if I will ever consider myself cancer free

I have a clean scan
I will celebrate that
I am a survivor

Craig

durnhamd
Posts: 3
Joined: Jun 2011

I am having a scan on 7/01/2001. Hopefully it's clear. Never cancer free. It is always lurking in the back of my mind.

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