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Scoped today, for the first time since mid-May!

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I was last scoped during treatment, but when I visited my radiation oncologist today, he scoped me again. He said, as far as he could see, there was no evidence of disease and I was cancer free! I have my PET scan in mid-August, which of course is more detailed, but that was still good to hear.

He also said my upper vocal cords and epiglottis are inflamed from the radiation, so it's no surprise that I'm having a little trouble swallowing. He expects that to resolve over the next weeks or months.

Just thought I would post the good news, and the light at the end of the tunnel. :-)

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Wonderful news girl ! We can both have a great weekend...and amen there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel ! Warmest regards, Katie

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Great news Laralyn! The light at the end of tunnel is now visible :) i am happy for you.

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What optimistic news! I'm so happy for you :-)

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Great news. You have been a source of information and inspiration for many of us on this bus ride. Prayers for your continued recovery.


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Been waiting awhile for that news Laralyn. How are feeling today?


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That's a pretty bold statement just from performing a scope....

To tell you that from just performing a first scope with no PET or length of history is a very progressive approach.

Must people on here don't get that for a good time after treatment.

Awesome that he feels that way....


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Oh that's wonderful news ....glad for you Laralyn!!!!!



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Oh Laralyn....I love it when the only person who had intimate knowledge of my tumor looked and said "it's all gone".....this is WONDERFUL news!!.

Also, great news that you have a rhyme and a reason for the swallowing issue....knowing that it's inflammation and will be going away has got to be an uplift!!


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That is wonderful news! So happy for you!

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Tonsil Dad
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Great news Laralyn, very happy for you. Prayers for you to
carry on with clean & clear scan also.

God bless
Tonsil dad,


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Hi Laralyn,

Nice report, all good news. Next, a good PET to confirm.

I am almost 19 weeks post, with my voice hit or miss, but getting better. I got a little worried about the voice, but my ENT assured me everything was normal.

Anyway, I am very pleased to hear from you with such a positive message.

Keep swallowing, work hard at getting better.



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That is so amazing to hear! How far out of treatment are you? I'm only 4 weeks out this Friday and I'm getting by from all of the positives on here.
I'm hoping and praying I'll get your kind of news. Congratulations

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Always glad to hear the positive result.

PET scan is going to be NED.


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Glad to hear that. I can remember the first time I was scoped after treatment and was told all clear. I felt great!!!!!!

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