Topic: good news

Two years since diagnosis and resection of liver for cholangiocarcinoma and Bob has now had his third MRI which is clean, clean, clean.  No evidence of tumor.    Thank God for the wonder surgeon at Dartmouth and for my husband's strength and positive thinking.  Stay active, I believe this is key in dealing with surgery, chemo, etc., even when you think you can't, but most of all stay POSITIVE!!!!!!

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Congratulations to both of you!  That is truly great news.
May Bob have many more happy and healthy years with great clean clean clean scans.

Hugs-
-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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YIPPEE! We love such a positive story as it gives others immense hope. Wishing you many more clean Scans and also wishing you the best! Please let us know how Bob is doing on his next Scan!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Joanne....fantastic news.  Congratulations.  You had mentioned in your previous postings that Bob received adjuvant therapy:  radiation, Xeloda, and Gem/Cis (six cycles) and encountered problems with insurance coverage.  Had that ever been resolved? 
Again, so thrilled to hear of the clean scans.
Hugs,
Marion

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Wonderful, great, fantastic news!! I love reading updates like this! It gives us all hope!

KrisJ
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Hi,
Congrats,
But as always, this is the time to start thinking about how to prevent recurrence of this disease. Sorry, I am a man and may be emotionally is not up to par with all those ladies above to see this good news the same way as they do but give you the advice that ,for you, may be a bit earlier and unexpected.
God bless.

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I am very happy to hear your wonderful news! I wish everyone could have such a great outcome. We also believe in a positive outlook and have a lot of hope which I think helps immensely. Take care and keep up the great work!!

Love, -Pam

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

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In reply to question from Marion about insurance, we had three appeals and three denials.  Fortunately I work for a hospital that helped us immensely.   As far as radiation therapy went, the hospital picked up the tab under their balloon insurance policy, as we had already started radiation when we were denied (they had approved it initially).  The chemo we had to pay for but we got the drugs at the hospital cost.   Again, we were denied after we had started treatment so I believe this was instrumental in the help we received from the hospital. 

Also, hopefully all of his cancer was removed, as this is the only way to stop this type of cancer, and since we are on top of things, I think we can be prepared for what may come down the road and are living for the moment right now and enjoying our wonderful luck, which is actually what it comes down to - very lucky to  have found this in it's very earliest stage.