Topic: Good Scan results - that's 2 in a row!

I was very anxious to get these results today, but they turned out to be good results!  No Ascities present.  Liver function bloodwork is good.  There is no evidence of the main tumor in the bile duct (Klatskin).  The area where I had peritoneal mets is a little more confusing, but it is shrinking in size and is less definitive.  The radiologist cannot say whether it is inflammation, scar tissue, or malaginant.  I guess my thinking is that even if it IS malignant, it is at least shrinking substantially.

Best part of the news is that there has been no spread/no new mets, and I feel great.  I am regaining my energy and strength and am starting to put my weight back on as well.

Now back to reality - we are fairly certain that there is still cancer present and I am sticking with my chemo regiment.  I know this is still going to be a war.  But it feels like I have won at least this battle.  And I am making progress.

What happens next?  Who knows.  It's been 6 months of stable and shrinking disease.  There may even be no evidence of disease of the peritoneal area turns out to be inflammation or scar tissue.  But if the last 6 months have taught me anything, it is that improvement is possible and that it is worth fighting.

Thank you all for the support and well wishes.  Lets all work at beating this cancer together.


Ulcerative Colitis 1990, Stage 0 colon cancer and subsequent colectomy with J-pouch in 7/2005, PSC 7/2005, Klatsin CCA 8/2009

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AWESOME news!  Keep it coming and I'll be KICKIN and DANCIN for continued stablility and shrinking tumors.  This battle is a hard one, don't let anyone fool you.  You are correct, you are fighting a battle for your life, don't ever give up without a fight.

You have been on my prayer list and I will continue praying for you.  I'm a firm believer in the power of prayer!

Go with God and KEEP KICKIN' THAT cancer!


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Hey or Hay, Rick, that is just wonderful news. Just what I want to go to sleep with  now, knowing one of my family is doing so well!


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YES!  That is what we want to hear. It is what we all hope and pray for but much more than we usually expect. Wow. I can only imagine how happy everyone is right now. May the good results continue.


Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Fabulous! We are all so glad to hear about your good results. I hope you go celebrate!


Peace, hope, and healing to all!

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What great news!  Keep on kicking that cancer's butt!  I think confetti and fireworks are in order!


My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.

"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is.  Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.

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Hi Rick,

Great news indeed and thanks for sharing it with us all! Looking forward to hearing more great news from you!

Best wishes,


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Yay! Love reading the good reports!

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woohoo! Great to hear the awesome news!
If you dont mind me asking, what kind of treatment have you gone through so far?

My father in law just had a MRI done two days ago. It will be his one year anniversary tommorow. I am crossing my fingers.