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kennyt
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Do CT scans show  lymph node invovlement? thanks

Luckygirl2
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Mine in July showed multiple enarged lymph nodes in my mesentery...get to drink the good stuff and injected again in three months to see what they are up to....patience is not my strong point. :)

 

Debbie

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lp1964
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Lymph nodes show up on CT normal size or enlarged. If they are enlarged it my mean two things: your immune system is making more immune cells to fight an infection or cancer OR that there is cancer cells in the lymph nodes which is the worst option. If you want to read more detailes The American Cancer Association website has more info.

How are you holding up my friend? How is the treatment going? I'm starting Folfox tomorrow so if you have some first hand tips or observations I would appreciate it.

Take care till next time,

Laz

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kennyt
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hey laz, I have3 more days of the zeloda pills then a week off and then it starts again with oxy and avastin. so far I've tolerated it well I hope it doesnt change. good luck with the folfox

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lp1964
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Interesting that they let you take Xeloda orally with Oxalyplatin. They hooked me up to this pump for 46 hours with the IV version of xeloda called 5-FU but just every other week. It's more inconvenient, but I will just go with the flow. It's crazy how scared I was for weeks, but now I'm totally cool with a chemo bag around my neck. Anticippation is a thousand times worse than the actual event. I learned that the only real anti-cancer drug is the 5-FU (Xeloda), the other 2 just make it more effective. If I knew this I probably would not have freaked out that much.

Well, take care my friend and let's keep doing this thing.

All the best till next time,

Laz

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