Topic: 3 years since diagnosis

I was diagnosed with a 5 cm intrahepatic tumor (ICC) Jan 2014. Since then, I have had :

1.   Feb 28th 2014, Resection clean 2.2 cm margins, no mets
2.   Post surgery 6 rounds gem-cis
3.   Dec 2015 Recurrence with surgery to remove new, 2.2 cm tumor along original resection line
4.   July 2016 Recurrence with radio-frequency ablation to destroy 1.5 cm tumor. 
5.   November 2016, diagnosed with MDS...a result of the Gem-Cis chemo   .  Currently, median survival of MDS I have is 1-2 years. 

The good news......scans today were clear....no evidence of ICC recurrence.

Julie

"Just for today, I can get through anything."  I'm a cancer survivor, not a doctor.  The opinions I state are my own, based on my personal experiences.    As always, talk to your doctor about your concerns and treatment.

Re: 3 years since diagnosis

Julie.....SO THRILLED TO SEE YOU POST HERE.  CONGRATULATIONS. 

Hugs
Marion

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Re: 3 years since diagnosis

Ok-  you got this CC under control (yeah!!!!!),  next the MDS.  Easy peasy.

Love and hugs,
Catherine

Not a medical Professional-  just someone who got caught up in this lousy disease.

Re: 3 years since diagnosis

Thanks Marion.   I decided that it was time to post as a "survivor" of ICC.    Even though the MDS has me in its grips right now, it doesn't diminish the three years since my ICC diagnosis.   

Catherine, yes, one thing at a time.....at least that was my hope and prayerss.   Withouut the ICC to deal with, I can concentrate on what I need to do for the MDS and hope for a remission for now........and in the meantime maybe some new treatment will come along.   

Julie

"Just for today, I can get through anything."  I'm a cancer survivor, not a doctor.  The opinions I state are my own, based on my personal experiences.    As always, talk to your doctor about your concerns and treatment.

Re: 3 years since diagnosis

To My Sister from another Mother. WOWSER!!! I am doing cartwheels, clean scans all the way. You are one courageous, smart and fabulous woman. I have a feeling that MDS does not know what it is up against with a fighter like you. Don't freeze in Iowa and we will try to stay warm in SLC .

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME! Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: 3 years since diagnosis

Julie, you have fought an incredible battle, had numerous setbacks and you got back up and kept going,you too are a cc miracle, and winning that fight has beat up your poor body. Just keep getting back up and keep being a winner. You are a champion of this board, I hope you have the strength to fight on as you have, god bless, Pat

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