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Muzzy
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Joined: Sep 2009

Hello all

it has been some time that I have been on. I remember 10 years ago being told that I had stage 4 cancer. I turned  to this group and meet a lot of wonderful people, that help me in the worse parts of my journey. i Hope the format helps you as much as it helped me.

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Trubrit
Posts: 4756
Joined: Jan 2013

Thank you for coming back and sharing your wonderful news.  10 year, what a treat! Do you have an sage advice for us? 

Here's to 10, 10 and more than 10 more years

Tru

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Butt
Posts: 274
Joined: May 2018

Would love to have it but doesn’t look promising....

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Annabelle41415
Posts: 6116
Joined: Feb 2009

So glad to see you posting.  You came on later in the year I joined.  Your surgery was the day of me finding out.  Real memorable Thanksgiving for us both.  So glad to hear that you are 10 years clear and letting us know.

Kim

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myAZmountain
Posts: 241
Joined: Apr 2018

So inspiring to see posts of many years post cancer diagnosis and treatment--gives hope to other Stage 4's like me! Curious as to where your mets were? 

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Msboop15
Posts: 78
Joined: Apr 2019

 Thank you so much for posting such wonderful news! When you do you give all of us, particularly us stage 4s, hope. 

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Joan M
Posts: 363
Joined: Oct 2016

It's wonderful to hear from Stage 4 survivors!  You are a lucky man to have beat your cancer.  It is so inspiring to hear from you and others that have survived for so long.  

I have found alot of support on this site since I was diagnosed at Stage 4 over 3 years ago.  I am still in the battle and have been told I will be on chemo for the rest of my life.  Praying to find a cure or at least a more tolerable chemo regimine.       

 

Twinzma
Posts: 201
Joined: Jan 2018

Congratulaitons!!!! 

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Kazenmax
Posts: 327
Joined: Feb 2016

you give us all hope. Here’s to many more years!

k

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ThomasH
Posts: 100
Joined: Jun 2016

Awesome news to hear! Congrats!

garrison.gu
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2019

Glad to know your news.What treatments did you receive during the past 10 years?

Thank you very much.

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Carol72
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2019

i was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in January. Go for chemo every 2 weeks and then take home chemo for 46 hours. I’m really frightened. 

k_adams
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2019

I was just diagnosed yesterday with stage 4 colon cancer. They have told me to be on a chemo regime every two weeks that I take home as well. They also told me it is treatable but not curable. Frankly I am frightened and depressed. Is this the only solution to keep from dying of the disease? I never thought I would be having this discussion. 

the_widower
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2019

10 years? Congrats.

Some questions, if you don't mind:

  1. Was yours a right-sided or left-sided cancer?
  2. What genomic mutations were you tested for and what were the results?
  3. What treatment regimens did you receive?
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beaumontdave
Posts: 960
Joined: Aug 2013

Great to hear Muzzy, I read your story and they took some large parts of things, but caught it, which is itself an inspiring story for those who have that sort of spread. Thanks for coming by and sharing..........................................Dave

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JanJan63
Posts: 2482
Joined: Sep 2014

Congratulations!!! That's wonderful! Thank you for sharing this! Hope is so important to us all!

Jan

Ebarrera
Posts: 19
Joined: May 2019

When you were diagnosed what symptoms were you having? My husband's just been diagnosed but we haven't been told what stage yet.  What have the past 10 years been like for you

Tom M.
Posts: 23
Joined: May 2019

God bless you. Congratulations.

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