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Early CT scan w/3A Nonsmallcell very promising

Coco Gilmore
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Joined: Jun 2012

I've been thru 6 wks of radiation on tumor and 2 nodes with weekly chemos. We all know the hard part is wondering if anything is shrinking or working. Well, I asked my doctor for an early CT scan (1 mo. after radiation) as I feared it had spread to my other lung.
He agreed and I went with great trepidation. I got my call from my doctor last week, "Ready for some good news?" I couldn't believe my ears. Not only had it not spread whatsoever, the tumor and nodes barely showed any sign of cancer at all. I still have 1 more chemo to go this Friday - I'm not giving up. Dr. mentions a special diet afterwards, does anybody know what this entails? Is it meds or food or both?
Stay in the Light, don't let your 'head' get to you w/worry - great things are happening.

dennycee
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Congratulations Coco! That is wonderful news. You may actually achieve a cure. We often read that having a false positive is possible when patients have a ct too early, you are living proof. I am happy for you that the mets turned out that way. Soon you will be happy dancing with NED.

Coco Gilmore
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Joined: Jun 2012

Such a great response. Here i sit in chemo, last one - I'm so delighted to hear from you!

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don09
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Joined: Dec 2009

Hi Coco, Great news! Glad you are doing well! Way to go, keep believing and it will happen! Keep us updated.

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z
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Great News! Lori

Coco Gilmore
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in my last chemo, what is YOUR story? I see you joined in '09....
: )

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Ex_Rock_n_Roller
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Definitely don't do that! That's some great news you got. I didn't start getting news like that until two scans after the end of treatment, and it has lasted for two years and counting. We can do it!

Re. the diet, I've never had anything special recommended to me by the docs.

Coco Gilmore
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Joined: Jun 2012

Is it really possible to actually survive this? I really have no idea and need
survival stories yet hard to track down.
best
coco

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Ex_Rock_n_Roller
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... is the way I look at it, and I've got no problem being the low-probability success story if it comes to that. It's like you don't bet on winning the lottery, but if you don't buy the ticket, you never will! I figure if it hasn't yet proven to be impossible, it's possible.

When I was a bit down after my second followup scan that showed everything was pretty much static (although obviously improved in some way judging by my symptoms), my onco doc said, "You know the guy this cancer center is name after? He was diagnosed exactly as you were, had the same treatment you got, and is coming in this afternoon for his 15-year followup."

My answer: "OK, I'm willing to be that guy!"

Coco Gilmore
Posts: 9
Joined: Jun 2012

You have a beautiful spirit that I admire and want to emmulate!
rock on!
coco

jelli
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Joined: Jun 2012

I read your post and had to smile. Great news and what a sigh of relief that must have been for you.

Your quote "Stay in the Light, don't let your 'head' get to you w/worry" was important to hear tonight. Thank you for sharing a piece of you.

~ jelli

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