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AnneCan
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Yesterday I posted that I was feeling "oncxiety" as I was meeting with my onc this morning. I had a really good meeting with her. First of all, my tumour was tested for the KRAS mutation, + I am a "WILD " thing, so I will be able to go on erubitux at some point if need be. I was very relieved, because @ my last appointment with my onc, she told me that I had some (minimal) progression on my liver, although everything else was stable. Today her resident went over those results again, + it sounds like there was even less progression than we understood there to be before. I will get a CT scan soon to see what is happening, + then if need be, my treatment can be changed. Options are good!

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tina dasilva
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im happy for you

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Sundanceh
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I'm smiling ear to ear, dearest Anne:)

How really wonderful it was to hear that today. So happy for you.

-Craig

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It's a good new!

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maglets
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how's it going today there? Anne

lots of rain around here huh? i am still trying to get clothes washed and dried that we had at the cottage.....doesn't help that I don't own clothes dryer.....haha haul them out haul them in.

OPTIONS are good....hugs

mags

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Buzzard
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Good news to hear.....Love to you .Buzz

AnneCan
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Hi Mags,

There was no rain here today; I think we are expecting it tomorrow. Today was chemo day, just got back ~ 1 hr ago. When the onc told me I was "wild" I felt a huge weight lifting off me; I had been preparing myself for the opposite results. I feel so lucky right now, + my husband has been pretty relieved too. My CEA rose a few months ago, my onc ordered a scan which showed a little growth on the liver, but my CEA has decreased since then, so I am hoping the chemo is still working. I will have another scan in a few weeks to see.

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maglets
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Hi Annie...I asked to be tested for wild but my onc in Owen Sound would not do it....must be expensive....a little growth is good.....hope you feel ok on chemo day....

holding you right up close to my heart

mags

oh ps rained like mad here this afternnoon

AnneCan
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I think it is expensive - the tumour bit needed to be sent to Califonia; I guess we don't have a testing facility here. I think my onc might have gotten the testing paid for by a pharma company because I had to sign a permission form for them to do it + it was part of the application form for a clinical study where one leg gets erbutitux + the other leg gets erubitus + another drug. At my recent meeting my onc mentionned several combinations + permutations of drugs I could be put on if my drugs need to be changed.

Thanks for holding me close to your heart; I guess you weren't able to dry any laundry today!

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Sundanceh
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....how timely, Ladies:)

Just got KRAS mutant tested this time around - got the bill today = $853.00

Gotta' love it!

-Craig

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KathiM
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I'm dancing for you, dear soul!

Hugs, Kathi

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maglets
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Kath that is a stunning photo of you

mags

AnneCan
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Kathi,

You look gorgeous; what is your secret?

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lisa42
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I'm glad to hear your news, Anne!
Have a good day!!!

Lisa

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idlehunters
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Good news..... Yippie!! happy for you Anne!!

Jennie

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Kerry S
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Ann,
Have you asked if chemo embolization would clear up your liver problem. My colon surgeon told me after my resection “I don’t know what hocus pocus they did on your liver but it looks like new”. I never see comments on that procedure on the board. The procedure killed off ½ of my liver along with all the damn cancer.

Kerry

AnneCan
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Thanks, no, I haven't asked her that, but I will at my next appointment. I think my team is hoping the chemo will take care of it. I have lymph nodes + possibly one ovary with cancer; I don't know if that is a factor. I am glad it worked so well for you.

AnneCan
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I really appreciate all the kind messages from everyone here; it means the absolute WORLD to me. I really feel we are all part of an important team, + for me the cheering from the rest of the team is helping me to carry the ball over the line (or get the puck in the net, depending on what your favourite sport is). I know this wasn't scan results or a report after surgery, but it meant a great deal to me to find out my options have been expanded + I really appreciate the support from ALL of you. Merci beaucoup!

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