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First CT results are in....

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I was diagnosed in June with Stage 4 mCRC (had to have colostomy done as well) and started chemo (FOLFOX + Avastin) in July. Due to a bile duct blockage, my first chemo tx was only 50% of normal and with no Avastin. Second tx was 80% with Avastin, and have since had 3 full tx with Avastin. Had the CT scans done Monday, and results were very encouraging. No new tumors, all pulmonary masses were stable, all hepatic, lymph, peritoneal, and colon tumors showed reduction in size, with some up to 50% smaller. My oncologist called it a "tremendous" response in such a short time. VERY happy family and friends right now, and hoping the trend continues. Plan is to continue with FOLFOX with possible switch to FOLFIRI if the oxalaplatin side effects become too much (not bad so far).


maglets's picture
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well Tedd.....that sounds really really encouraging .....good for you.

also good to see you have an alternative in your chemo regime if necessary. If you read here you will see that lots of us never managed to finished their oxy....lots do but some do not. I think I made to about 8 oxy and had to stop....but there you are with the Folfiri all ready to go

keep on going

you are doing well


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Great news!

Oxaliplatin is the gift that keeps on givin' - the whole year 'round.

Folfiri is quite a different ride...was much harder for me.

Oxy's effects are legendary...check with the onc about Magnesium Sulfate by IV...if it works for you, then it will help those neuropathy symptoms and the cold sensations in the throat...and make your treatment regime a little more human.

Good luck!

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So happy for you, family and friends. Folfox can be a challenge - glad it's showing results.

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Very encouraging pray all continues to get better. Jeff

steveandnat's picture
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Very encouraging pray all continues to get better. Jeff

steveandnat's picture
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Very encouraging pray all continues to get better. Jeff

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Brenda Bricco
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That does sound wonderful, congrats on your tremendous response! I just love getting good news.

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Since there isn';t enough of it, good news is always welcome here>>

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You have now begun what I have been at for 4 years. Feel free to ask questions. I have had FOLFOX and FOLFIRI. My problems were with Oxaliplatin and Eurbitux. I hope you deal well with these and others.


SharonVegas's picture
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So happy for you. Always great to hear the encouraging news!

PhillieG's picture
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Great news! I was fortunate to have Avastin when it was first approved back in 2004 one month after I started chemo.
I credit it with shrinking my liver tumor which made me operable when initially I wasn't.
Continued success!

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Congrats - that is very good news!

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