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sflgirl
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I just got the results of my first CT scan post liver resection that happened 5 weeks ago.  Sigmoid colon resection was in January.  No evidence of disease and my CEA is 1.1.  I started crying when I read it.   But I have 7 more chemo rounds to go (folfoxiri) to get  to 12 rounds.  Is it too soon to be hopeful? NED is such a powerful word for us.

 

Thanks,

Andrea

 

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Trubrit
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If you go through treatment feeling positive, it can only be a plus. 

So happy to hear that the CT scan is good and the CEA so low.  Look at the following treatments as covering your tracks. Soon you will be done with treatment, and then you'll be hearing NED NED NED for many a year. 

Sue - Trubrit

sflgirl
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i love your positive comments.  

Thanks Sue

janderson1964
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Its not too soon to be hopeful. Hope is a very powerful tool. Be cautiously hopeful though. I have always been hopeful but was to the point of being naive in my early days. I was diagnosed stage IV in 2005 but have had 4 recurrences since then. Although i wasnt cured i am still here beating the statistics.

sflgirl
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i understand.  I dont think I am naive.  If this turns into a chronic condition and I can stay alive I will very happy.  You are still beating it and that is a very good thing. i appreciate your thoughts, I know you are going through a lot right now.  I wish you the best.

 

Andrea

 

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Easyflip
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soon to be hopeful. Celebrate the good news! We've all had plenty of bad news, I think you can afford a little dance : ) Congratulations! Woo Hoo!

Easyflip/Richard

sflgirl
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You are right, a little good news is always welcome!

Best of luck on your upcoming scans!  And here's hoping continued NED for you.

Andrea

Steve444
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Having no evidence of tumor activity and such a low CEA is awesome.  You deserve a break from worry, even though you don't have a break from chemo yet.  Hopefully it lasts for a long time!

sflgirl
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I appreciate your kind comments.  I think we all deserve a break, lol.

Wishing you the best in your current treatment, let us know how things go for you.  I'll be thinking of you.

Andrea

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NewHere
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Congrats.  My 7th chemo hook-up is tommorow and a scan at the end of the month, so reading this is great.  

sflgirl
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i know you are moving really well through your chemo, hard to believe it's already number 7.  Best of luck with your scan, I have a good feeling for you.

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