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janderson1964
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I just got my scan results back and still no evidence of disease. For those of you who dont know my story i have been battling stage IV colon cancer for over 7 years. I have had 2 recurrences. The last one was at the end of 2011. I had my 4th surgery in December 2011 and have been NED since then. I hope this gives some of you hope.

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steveandnat
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I'm so thrilled hearing your great news! You must be doing summer salts.  Pray you never have a recurrence.  Jeff

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Sundanceh
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Clearly, we are seeing positive response tfrom the treatment regimen...

Big congrats, Jeff!

 

jen2012
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Great news...congrats! Thanks for continuing to share your story...it definately gives much needed hope!

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maglets
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that is soooo great I know it gives me great hope.  Still struggling with losing Cheryl....I just caught up with that news.....and Rob in van....some of the real old timers......dang it ain't easy .  So big congrats to you.....I know you follow me tooWink....we gotta keep on keepin on .  Well done!

 

mags

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janderson1964
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You are one step (year) ahead of me so you are an inspiration not to mention that are very caring and sincere in your post. Yes it is hard. I have to stay away from here a week before each scan since that bad news gives me even more scanxiety.

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Phil64
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Congratulations!!!  I have an increasing CEA level (since last few FolFox treatments and post treatments).  My CEA last tested at 40.  I have had CT of Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis and that shows clear.  I have had another colonoscopy (Monday) and that shows clear.  I'm scheduled for another PET scan and MRI of liver on 1/17.  The Onc is concerned about the rising CEA levels but we can't find any tumors so far.  I was diagnosed with Stage IV in June.  So far I've had a colon and lung resection.  If the CEA level was down I'd be celebrating but given the rising CEA I am concerned and worried.

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Phil64
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Congratulations!!!  I have an increasing CEA level (since last few FolFox treatments and post treatments).  My CEA last tested at 40.  I have had CT of Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis and that shows clear.  I have had another colonoscopy (Monday) and that shows clear.  I'm scheduled for another PET scan and MRI of liver on 1/17.  The Onc is concerned about the rising CEA levels but we can't find any tumors so far.  I was diagnosed with Stage IV in June.  So far I've had a colon and lung resection.  If the CEA level was down I'd be celebrating but given the rising CEA I am concerned and worried.

richls
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Joined: Nov 2012

Hang in there Phil. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for continued ned results.

jasminsaba
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Joined: Jul 2011

elated about your good news ... best wishes for continuing NED for many more years to come.

richls
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Joined: Nov 2012

I am so glad to hear your great news! You are an inspiration. You give us hope. I wish you nothing but good news in your fight. Thank you for sharing.

 

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YoVita
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Can't help but think that your exercise (I know you bike a lot) is helping you stay NED.  Keep it up!

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bigman4christ
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I am glad that you are NED for some time now  janderson1964 that makes me hopeful for the future.  I am currious tho i keep reading about people having surgeries and that seems to help why havent the Dr. wanted to do surgery on me yet?  does that mean that i dont have as advanced stage 4 as you guys or does it mean that it is just in to hard of a spot to get to, or do they not want to do it because it is not worth it?  I know that i have several large masses on my liver that are growing instead of shrinking and they are concerned about that.  do you think that could be the reason why?

jen2012
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Hi Zach...have you asked about surgery? My husband hasnt had surgery yet either. Seems they try to shrink the tumors with chemo first...tho not in all cases it seems. Are they talking about trying a different chemo for you?

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janderson1964
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It spread to my liver 3 times. Each time being a single tumor. Usually they dont operate if there are multile leasions or in a dangerous location such as attached to a vien or artery. Ask your doc why they arent operating. Dont be intimidated by him. Remember he works for you. It doesnt hurt to get a second opinion either.

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dmj101
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Congratulations!!!!!

I am so happy for you ..

Now stay NED...

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annalexandria
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Your story should give hope to everyone on the board, so thanks for sharing!  Smile  Ann Alexandria

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Momof2plusteentwins
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Thanks for posting and congratulations. I am still in my 1st year of stage IV and love to hear long term success. May you always remain NED.
Sandy :)

Chelsea71
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Joined: Sep 2012

Great news. Congratulations!

Chelsea

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Varmint5
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Joined: Feb 2012

So glad to hear your good news! Thanks for sharing it - yes, it does give us hope. May you be NED forevermore!

Sandy

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Brenda Bricco
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Thank you, thank you... I need to hear these wonderful results. Laughing

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wawaju04976
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Joined: Dec 2012

Yes, need to hear storied like this. Thank you!

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tommycat
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May your Bromance with NED live happily ever after!!!!!

Congratulations!

Tommycat

smokeyjoe
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HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Laughing !!!!!      HOW WONDERFUL IS THAT!!!!  

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k44454445
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congrats!!! great to hear this so thank you for giving us more hope!

hugs

judy

Luckygirl2
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Joined: Mar 2012

Great news!

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