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    My sister-in-law beat colon cancer...

    Hi everyone. I just wanted to share some good news with you. My 55 year old sister-in-law beat colon cancer. She took chemo for three years before her doctor told her the cancer was 100% gone from her body. She is still doing great. Good luck to all of you.

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    Gday buddy.

    Thanks for posting this! It's far less often that these type of posts pop up and I for one like reading the happy outcome stories.

    May she remain cancer free and best of luck to yourself. (I saw your post over in the lung forums)

    Trav.
    Cancer may take my life but not the smile off my face!

    Diagnosed 25th July 2014: Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (right lung), Adenocarcinoma (Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma), T 1a N 3 M 1b Stage IV.

    Fun with my therapy; http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/...herapy-costume!

    My journey; http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/...from-downunder!

    My awesome kids; http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/...918#post254918

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    I agree with Trav L and comments made there. Don't hesitate to come back every three or six months to let us know how things are going. Always good to hear good news!




    Quote Originally Posted by bountybuddy View Post
    Hi everyone. I just wanted to share some good news with you. My 55 year old sister-in-law beat colon cancer. She took chemo for three years before her doctor told her the cancer was 100% gone from her body. She is still doing great. Good luck to all of you.
    MyJourney:
    August 2004 Colonoscopy Clear
    June-July 2013 Abdominal Discomfort Upper Abdomen X-ray, UltraSound, CTScan all clear
    8.23.13 Diagnosed 5cm tumor on rectum wall: adenocarcinoma @age 66
    Aug-Sept2013 Met with Surgeon,Hematologist and Radiation oncologist
    Oct.-Nov.: Xeloda concurrent with radiation: 25 doses
    November CTScan, MRI and surgeon scoped: Tumor gone, scar tissue
    1.6.14 Surgery LAR: Rectum removed, sphincter remains: Pathology: no lymph node,
    Tumor downgraded from Possible T3 to T2
    Feb. - April Chemo:5 FU and Oxilaplatin:6 infusions over 14 weeks
    9.4.14 ColonoscopyClear,CT Clear
    Dec.14 Follow up BlWk +,CEA .9
    Mar.15Follow up BlWk +,CEA .6
    June.15 Follow up BlWk +,CEA .7
    Sept2015Followup BlWk + CEA .7 CTScanClear NED
    Dec2015SurgicalHerniaRepair
    Sept2016Followup BlWk + CEA .7 CTScanClear NED
    Sept-Oct2017Followup All clear NED
    Sept-Oct2018CTScan+Clear Bldwk+
    Mar2019Bldwk+NED
    Continue ColoRectal Support Group monthly

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    bounty buddy,
    That's just the sort of post that inspires everyone and after 3 years of chemo really happy she's doing well.
    May she remain doing great.
    Barry
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Motto
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.

 

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