Re: Decrease in CA 19-9

Teresa, just re read about the trip to Italy. I vote for the trip, absolutely. First of all chemo just doesn't shut down, it continues to work for a couple of months, at least that is my understanding. If Dad is physically able I think its a wonderful idea. If you do this I would make sure to have a recommendation of an ONC where he would be going, just for caution purposes.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Decrease in CA 19-9

Excellent news Teresa! Thanks for sharing that with us all. Hoping that the good news continues for your dad.

Hugs,

Gavin

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Re: Decrease in CA 19-9

Hi friends,


Just  a quick post to  say Dad's CA-19-9 was 18 yesterday!! CT San showed some shrinkage (a few mms but I will take that)

All the best to everyone here

Teresa

Re: Decrease in CA 19-9

Great news Teresa! Did he or is he going to Italy? Excellent!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Decrease in CA 19-9

Yay Teresa, great news!! Some shrinkage, for sure you'll take that!! Hoping that the good news keeps on rolling for your dad!

Hugs,

Gavin

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Re: Decrease in CA 19-9

Very good news Theresa!

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

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Re: Decrease in CA 19-9

Wonderful news about the CA-!9-9...Let us know if your dad has gone to Italy.  It seems a good thing to do.  Visiting family and his home place would be a great boost to his spirits and morale.  All the best!  These are amazing results in such a short time.
Kathy