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CEA count after Irinotecan

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herdizziness
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My CEA count went from 24 to 14.8 after one dose of Irinotecan.  WHOOP WHOOP!!!

So loss of hair no big deal, much better to have loss of cancer cells!!!

Very happy today!!

Winter Marie

Chelsea71
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Yahooooooo!!!!!!

Wonderful news. Who needs hair. It's over-rated. So happy to hear it's working it's magic.

Chelsea

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LivinginNH
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Great news - it's working!!  Yea!!  :)  

Hugs(())

Cyn

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Varmint5
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So glad to hear this!!! Irinotecan has worked wonders for my daughter, too! I believe you will get back to NED. Keep on keeping on. Yay!!!

Sandy

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Lovekitties
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Wonderful news!!!

So glad to hear treatment having such good effect.

As our dear friend Kerry S. used to say...Attitude...Attitude...Attitude!

You have got what it takes.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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Dyanclark
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Oh goodie you go girl.  My husband has his blood test tomorrow.  He  had one  treatment on 12/15.   He lost some hair but the gal gave him a hair cut today and said wait til next treatment, it fell out some not much it is real thick so maybe he has a few more weeks of not being bald. 

 

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herdizziness
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For your husband's blood test tomorrow!!!!  So glad there was Irinotecan.

If anybody has seen the latest Readers Digest, they are starting human trials on a VACCINE that could prevent colon cancer (among breast, etc.,) and if you  have had chemo or radiation could still irradicate the colon cancer cells left over!!!   I think it's called MUC1.  February edition Readers Digest, page 157.

This is the most exciting thing I've heard in a long time.  They have also, according to Readers Digest, found a couple of more ways to test for colon cancer other then colonoscopy that have been proven. But then again, they have published articles, about not getting too excited over MUC1, that's it's not one needle and done, apparently to small a comparison of patients. Such disheartening ones such as this article: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2012/04/10/misleading-reporting-of-the-wonder-jab-that-will-kill-90-of-cancers/   Alas, still hope is out there.

Whooo Hoooo.

Winter Marie

coloCan
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and one version is found at

http://floridabiotechnews.com/biotech/vaccine-triggers-immunity-to-prevent-colon-cancer/11706/

 

(and not to detract from your wonderful results but i'll throw this one out here for you to read about nanoparticles and CRC,found at

www.colonoscopy.com/news/new-polymer-nanoparticles-can-eliminate-colon-cancer-cells

 

 

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Oh goodie you go girl.  My husband has his blood test tomorrow.  He  had one  treatment on 12/15.   He lost some hair but the gal gave him a hair cut today and said wait til next treatment, it fell out some not much it is real thick so maybe he has a few more weeks of not being bald. 

 

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My daughter had really thick hair and lost quite a bit of it in the beginning on Folfox. That quit working after four months and she was switched to Folfiri and has been on it since around April of 2012. She hasn't really lost any more hair. Her hair is thinner now than before chemo, but she got it highlighted and a cute haircut and it looks fine. Maybe the rest of you (Winter Marie, Dyan's husband) will be the same way. Hope so!

Sandy

jen2012
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Yay...congrats!

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PhillieG
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Great news!

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wawaju04976
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Terrific!

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mukamom
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Great news.  Keep on fightin' girl! 

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johnnybegood
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im so glad this is working for you.just hang on as with more treatments the side effects may get worse for me is was stomach cramps and diareah.my next scan is monday 14th to see how this xeloda is doing...Godbless.....johnnybegood

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Sundanceh
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"Happy, happy, happy..."

:)

Momof2plusteentwins
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WOW huge drop, gosh after 2 doses it may go below 2. YAY, so happy for you!
Sandy :)

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maglets
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ahhhhhh such good good news......well done

hug.....mags

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thxmiker
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WOW That is great news.  I hope I have similar results also. I start it in 2 weeks. 

 

Best Always,  mike

smokeyjoe
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 Great news this is working for you,  and so quickly too!!!!     Positive results so early on Laughing

janderson1964
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Awesome news. Hair loss is the least of our problems although i am sure it is much harder on a women.

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annalexandria
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So glad to hear it.  I think we would all gladly give up every hair on our bodies if it means we're kicking the hell out of the cancer cells.  Keep it up!  AA

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geotina
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Good job.  I told you this stuff is tough but it does work very well.  On this drug George's CEA was ddown to about 11 and that was the lowest it had ever been in 3 years.  It keeps the cancer in check but watch out for the other side effects for they can take their toll on other organs such as the renal system.

You will be fine, I just know it so keep up the good work and just take one treatment at a time.  Any questions just send me a pm.

Love and Hugs - Tina

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pete43lost_at_sea
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hugs,

Pete

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sharpy102
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Krissy: Go, sign off! Too much networking does no good to you as we see...

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traci43
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That's way better than what I got 18 to 15.3.  Hope the falling CEA continues.  Great news for you!  Traci

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Lovekitties
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This post from Winter Marie is from earlier this year.

Not sure how it got brought forward.

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herdizziness
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KrissyDueder SPAMMER caused this post to be brought forward. They erased the spammer.  Hate these spammers!!

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