Topic: THINK WE CAN ALL USE SOME GOOD NEWS!

My husband who is 73 years old, underwent a Whipple Surgery on October 3rd. After a 6 month nightmare, we just returned from the DR who took out 2 tubes he had in his stomach and said....we are done!!!  His latest CT Scan was totally perfect, he has tripled his nutrition count since last month, I am now a part time caregiver instead of full time and we are BLESSED! We will only need to follow-up with an onconologist as to a schedule for LAB  work and a CT Scan to be had once a year. He did say my husband will not be feeling totally like his old self until May  or June. We will take it.
We just wish we could hear the same news from all of you. Stay strong, and Bless you all and this Web Site.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: THINK WE CAN ALL USE SOME GOOD NEWS!

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Regression of hepatocellular carcinoma during vitamin K administration

An 85-year-old man with HCV infection and diabetes mellitus was diagnosed as having hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, 13 cm in diameter) based on high serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), AFP-L3, and des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin levels as well as typical enhancement pattern on contrast-enhanced CT. The patient did not receive any interventional treatments because of advanced age and the advanced stage of HCC. He chose to take vitamin K, which was reported to suppress the growth of HCC in vitro. Three months after starting vitamin K, all three tumor markers were normalized and HCC was markedly regressed, showing no enhancement in the early arterial phase on CT.

World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Nov 14; 11(42): 6722-4

Re: THINK WE CAN ALL USE SOME GOOD NEWS!

lainy

i am really pleased for your husband and your family, he has obviously been through a very hard time with the operation, my dad is still recovering from his.  It is fantastic news that his scan is clear.  what is this lab work that he will be having? - is he going to be having some chemo as a 'mop up'? - do you have any idea what chemo combination he will be having? is the surgeon confident that he got clear margins?

kind regards

Jules