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First CT scan post surgery 3 months ago, 6 Folfox treatments

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Momof2plusteentwins
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Negative CT scan YaY! Next scan. 3 months, after all 12 Folfox treatments, if I make it through another one. Laying on couch- can't even move, nausea, diarrhea, mouth hurts still. But I am thrilled with results. And my CEA is <0.5. 3 more months of chemo and hopefully years of clean scans.
Sandy :)

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jjaj133
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yay! Congratulations, enjoy the wonderful relief that a good scan brings.
Hugs,
Judy

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Maxiecat
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Wonderful news on your CT scan! I am so happy for you. I am sorry Folfox is knocking you down again. I just finished #5 today... I slept for a couple of hours this afternoon and am now feeling the mouth issues. It isn't much fun...really puts a damper on the appetite.

Alex

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k44454445
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congrats!!! so happy for you!
hugs
judy

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SharonVegas
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Such great news!!! Thank you for sharing. Wishing you more good results :-)

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YoVita
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Hope for good results following your final treatments. You go, girl!

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herdizziness
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Woot Woot!!! That's for the ct scan. :( on the feeling bad, hoping you feel better soon.
I am so happy for your good ct scan, that is sweet!!! And looking forward to years of clear ct scans in the future.
Winter Marie

jen2012
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Congrats! Makes the side effects a little easier to deal with I bet. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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I'm actually sitting in the waiting room, waiting for a CT Scan. I had a PET Scan this morning and CT Scan is scheduled for 4pm. This is the first scans I've had since surgery and 7 treatments of FulFox.

I'll get the results on Wednesday. I hope I get similar results as you.

However, my CEA is running about 8.5. The oncologist said that this happens with some people receiving Chemo. He said the rise could be caused by the chemo and not by tumor activity. I hope he is right.

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Momof2plusteentwins
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It's so nice to tell everyone here that understands. I still have 6 more Folfox treatments. Then another scan in December, something to look forward to, lol.

Phil - Good luck on your results. When will you get them. I think the waiting is so stressful. I called onc office 4 times on Thursday, they know I'm a nurse and has worked with onc at hospital and know I have to have results and copy of it.

Sandy :)

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Phil64
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We saw the doctor yesterday as a follow-up for the PET and CT Scans done on 10/1. The scans show a small nodule (4mm) in the lower right lung. This nodule is too small to determine if it is cancer or not. It could be that the nodule is related to congestion / inflamation or it may be another solitary tumor. The tumor that was surgically removed on 6/1/2012 was also in the lower right lung. That nodule was 14mm when it was first detected and 18mm when it was removed.

The prognosis for this nodule is to watch it closely — I will receive another CT scan in six weeks. If that CT scan shows growth in the nodule the recommendation will be another lung resection surgery to remove the nodule and determine if it is cancer or not. If it is from congestion / inflamation it will likely not be present in another six weeks. If the nodule turns out to be cancer I will stop the FolFox chemo treatments and a new treatment plan will be developed.

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Phil64
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danker
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Great scan. May you have many years of NED!!

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marbleotis
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Fantastic news. You will make it to 12 treatments. Just keep focus on oe at a time.

relaxoutdoors08
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Sandy,
So happy for you. Prayers for your continued good news on all follow up scans.
NB

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Kathleen808
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Sandy,

Such good news Sandy! It is wonderful to get this news and hopefully enough to get you through your next set of treatments.

Aloha,
Kathleen

smokeyjoe
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Great Scan...YAY YAY YAY....!!!!!

LOUSWIFT
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Keep a close eye on your treatments of Folfox.I did the 12 too but after the 7th I developed warning signs of liver damage caused my the chemo. I should have stopped but I listened to my ONC when 12 ended I was NED but had chemo-induced cirrhosis. So keep a eye out especially for swelling; ascites (fluid); and pain in the abdomen. If your Onc won't pay attention find other doctors who will give it a look.Best of Luck Lou

janderson1964
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Great news. The clean scan should motivate you to get through the rest of the treatments.

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tommycat
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Congratulations fellow twin Mom!!!!
Tommycat

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marbleotis
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Enjoy!!!!!

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tachilders
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Congrats on the great CT results!!! What stage are you, and if stage 4, where did you have mets to? I am stage 4 with mets to liver, lungs, LN and peritoneal cavity, and at my first CT scan (after 5 treatments), my oncologist seemed pretty happy to see no progress or new tumors and some tumor shrinkage (40-50% on some tumors), so negative scans after just 6 treatments sounds outstanding. My next scans will be after 11 treatments total, which will be mid-December.

Tedd

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Maxiecat
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Woo hoo Sanday! A clean scan and low numbers. Hopefully all you have to deal with is maintenance scan after chemo is done! I am so sorry Oxy is not cooperating with you today. My finger tips are numb today and no cold things. I was even able to eat a blueberry waffle that my dd brought to me as breakfast in bed.

Alex

relaxoutdoors08
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Glad to hear the news. Hope all continues to go well for you.
NB

Chelsea71
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Wonderful news. Congratulations.

Chelsea

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