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Time for my next scan..... Update!

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abrub
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Getting myself psyched for my first major MSK appointment in almost a year; first CT scan in 18 months. I'm expecting everything to be fine, but I also know that if we were certain everything was good, I wouldn't need to have scans to confirm it.

I was supposed to be on annual scans, but my last scan was delayed for a variety of reasons - the first delay was a family matter, the second, longer delay was because of my having bronchitis, and not wanting false positives in my lungs from inflammation from all the coughing.

I feel great, but you never know with this beast... In any event, either it's returned or it hasn't. I'm putting my money on the latter. I'll report in when I have results........

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I was sent home and told to come back for my next scan in 18 months! All is great! Wishing all of us the same!

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daBeachBum
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I hope that you get the all clear on your scans quickly, and then get out and celebrate!

All the best :-)

Ray

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AussieMaddie
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My thoughts with you also.
For now,
AussieMaddie

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abrub
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All is good! No more scans for 18 months!

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westie66
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That's wonderful news!
Happy Thanksgiving from Canada.
Cheryl

wanttogetwellsoon
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It was great to hear your news! :)

What type have you got? It'd be interesting to know what stage you were when diagnosed and what type of cell you have. Ok if you'd rather not say. :)

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abrub
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I had mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix, with extensive peritoneal seeding. The tumor type is considered to be low-grade, slow growing.

I was stage 4 at diagnosis - it was found encompassing my ovary, and spread throughout my peritoneum. My appendix must have ruptured at some point prior to diagnosis, spewing cancer cells everywhere. I had extensive cytoreduction, followed by intra-peritoneal chemo with FUDR, a 5FU derivative. My peritoneal cancer was secondary to appendix cancer, hence the use of the colorectal protocols for the drugs.

I answer all questions. If my information can help someone else, then we're both better for it.

Alice

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AussieMaddie
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Fingers crossed and my thoughts going to you.
Let us know how it goes.
AussieMaddie

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abrub
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I was sent away for 18 months till my next scan!

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AussieMaddie
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18 months sounds like they're not worried at all at present. That's great news! Congratulations!
AussieMaddie

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