Topic: Lauren's tumors are shrinking!!!!

Hi Everyone,

Lauren's tumors are shrinking more after 8 rounds of chemo. My oldest daughter read Lauren's MRI report and this is the good news:

Laurens monster tumor in the right side started out 17cm x 14cm
After 4 rounds of chemo was 15cm x 12cm
After 8 rounds of chemo and MRI yesterday 13cm x 11cm

Lauren has 5 satellite lesions in her left side -  all have decreased in size and some have become somewhat inapparent. I take that to mean they are barely visible. Her largest small tumor started out 2.0 cm. It has shrunk to 1.6 cm.

Lauren went to work with Giovanni today at his family business. I just got off the phone with her and she said they drew out her tumor on paper. It used to be a cantelope. Now it is only a grapefruit. Let's hope for a shriveled up raisin!! Ok Lainy - can't wait to hear the joke about fruit. Thanks everyone for all of your prayers. My girl is fighting this monster with everything she's got and will never give up. Love and prayers to you all.

-Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

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YEA YEA!!!! Congrats!! Praise the Lord!!! What more can I say!
Can't wait for Lauren to post I am a CC survivor!
Lots more
prayers-Cathy

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Pam & Lauren, there are no words I am jumping up and down with excitement. I can only imagine how you girls feel! Well, you got me on the fruit but I did giggle when you mentioned Giovanni's 'family business'. Love the shriveled up raisen. I will not stop the prayers and thoughts though until the fruit salad is all gone!

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Congratulations Pam wish her complete cure soon smile

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Pam..just what we expected and wished for -  a fantastic response to the treatments. 
May Lauren continue to show this cancer that she is the boss.
All my best wishes,
Marion

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Great news!!! I am so happy for you and Lauren! Keep it going!!
Kris

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Hi Pam,

Yay!!! This is excellent news indeed!!! Thanks very much for letting us know about it. And of course, I hope for the good news to continue for Lauren!

Best wishes,

Gavin

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Great news!

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Great way to start the new year!!!  Congratulations.

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Great!!!!!! So happy to hear the good news about Lauren.

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Congrats Pam &  Lauren!!!  Keep shrinking!!

Susie

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YEAH!  That's the kind of news I needed to hear!  I'm still praying hard for Lauren and will keep doing so!

That is awesome news Pam, I'm so happy for you Lauren!

HUGS,
Margaret

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Great to hear this.  Happy for all of you.  May it continue to shrink.   smile

Love & Hugs,
Darla

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Thank you one and all from the bottom of my heart. I would not be able to be so strong for Lauren if I didn't have my wonderful CC family. I love you all more than words can express.

-Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Congrats to Lauren and Pam for the shrinkage.  Also to the Dr's for their knowledge.  It's a long and winding road, but keep on traveling. 

So glad for you,  Grover  smile

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So ecstatic to hear about Lauren's great scan...I see more great scans in her future!!

She IS a cancer survivor, everyday she is here enjoying her life and fighting to be here is a glorious day of survival!!

Cheers!
-Randi-

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Such wonderful news! I am so happy for you all and it's made my day.
Leone

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Pam;

The news on Lauren's tumors shrinking is wonderful.  We all are very excited and need to tell you so. 
Bless you.

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Woo hoo!!!!!  Great news, Pam!!!  Keep fighting, Lauren!

Sending prayers and love...Patti

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Great news!! Has chemoembolization been discussed? It killed my big tumor.
Hugs
Maria

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No Maria, it has not. I will ask the doctor what he thinks about it. Thank you.

Love, -Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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I am happy to hear it is shrinking and i wish you the best of luck big_smile good news is always good to hear when your going through this she must be so happy!

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This is amazing news. Prayers will continue to be sent your way. Lisa

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Keep the good news coming!

Jim
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Great news! A fantastic way to begin the new year!

Mike