PETCTScan Results...

BusterBrown Member Posts: 221 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Greetings all:
When I was first diagnosed the primary tumor in my colon was about 2.5cm, there also seemed to be some complication with the surrounding area/tissues. There were several swollen lymp nodes and the colon cancer had metatisised into my liver. The liver showed three cancerous leasions about a cm in size, two on one lobe and one on the other, so a liver resection was outta the question. As we all know cancer can be so unpredictable. Here’s the latest, this scan reconfirmed what the last CT Scan showed, the three leasions on my liver are no longer there, my liver looks healthy and happy. There is also no evidence of cancer in my lymp nodes. The area surrounding the primary tumor in my colon looks less cluttered than before, and the primary tumor has shrunk to a little less that 2.o cm. This is great news, we couldn’t be happier:o) So as of today I have cancer in my colon, nowhere else…Up to this point I have received 7 cycles of 5fu,lucavorin, and oxilaplatin, along with some steroid and magnesium and calcuim.
I'll keep you posted...


  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105 Member
    Hi Buster. It is always a relief to hear of someone beating tha hell outa those beastly cells. If I recall correctly you went thru this with few side-effects mate..which is a blessing in itself! We certainly hope this continues with the least amount of hardship to you. To be able to tell us of an improvement is uplifting for us all, Buster!
    Keep the battle going mate..your friends in oz, kanga n Jen
  • goldfinch
    goldfinch Member Posts: 735
    Yay!!! Always great to hear that someone's beating the beast. I'm very happy for you.
  • bsrules
    bsrules Member Posts: 296

    Hello There!!!! That is GREAT NEWS!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!! You are doing a GREAT job fighting this MONSTER!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!! I know that Bob is pulling for you as he hated the fact that he couldn't beat it but you can beat this!!!! Continue fighting this with everything you have!!!!! You are GREAT!!!

    Best Wishes and Prayers for continued success!!!!


  • Shandle
    Shandle Member Posts: 204
    AWESOME!!!!!!! That's an inspiration to all of us and we hope you knock the hell out of it for good! Chew it up and spit it out! The word "Can" is definately in our vocabulary! Good for you!
    Huggggs ~ Wanda
  • themis01
    themis01 Member Posts: 167
    Congratulations Buster! Keep beating it!
  • KKLoop
    KKLoop Member Posts: 73
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965 Member

    YOU GO DUDE!!!!!!!

    Congrats and keep up the good work.

    Lisa P.
  • jana11
    jana11 Member Posts: 705
    Doesn't get any better than that!!! YAHOO

    Happy stories are so great to hear, thanks for sharing yours with all of us! jana
  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272 Member
    Super news, Buster!!! I had the same chemo regimen as you! Keep us posted on your progress.

  • neeliec
    neeliec Member Posts: 106
    Great news! Praise God for your results! thrilled for you!! encouraged for the rest of us. keep sharing. I just started the same treatment today. why the steroid? I forgot the dr's answer?

    Again--- we do the happy dance for you!!!, NeelieC