Topic: 2 1/2 years cancer free

Hello everyone.  I just had my 2 1/2 year post resection scan and it shows "No evidence of disease. "  Those are great words.

I had my resection 5/11 for intrahepatic CC.  Followed by 3 cycles gem/cis, then 6 wks radiation with Xeloda, then 3 more cycles gem/cis.

I remember when I went to Mayo, the oncologist I saw said 95% recur within 2-2.5 yrs post resection.  So, I guess I should be optimistic, but it is still hard.

I am very thankful for the good results.  CT scans are so stressful.  I see my oncologist on Wednesday, so I'll let you know what the plan is.  I think I am going to switch to MRI's.  I get CT's because I get my chest, abdomen and pelvis scanned.  I think I am just going to get liver MRI's at this point.  I've had so much radiation, it always worries me.

Well, it is a beautiful fall day here in Portland, so I'm going to go enjoy it.

Take care everyone!

Susie

Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

What words can I say?? Oh, I know! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!

KrisJ
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Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

Susie, I shall follow Kris with a big YIPPEE!

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Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

Such wonderful news, Susie. I am so happy for you.

Love,
-Pam

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Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

So happy to hear that. That is such wonderful news for all of us. YIPPEE!

KrisV

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Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

Susie,

Great, great news!!!  I hope you enjoyed the beautiful day in Portland!

Mary

Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

Susie...you know how to make it a beautiful day for us all - no matter where we live -.  Congratulations on a perfect scan result.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

Been waiting to hear this good new!!!
<3
So happy!

~Tiffany~ 31 years young wink Fighting CC since 10-27-2011
Wife to Brian; Mommy to Carter (8) and Madison (4)
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Liver transplant 7-9-2013

Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

What great news!  This gives those of us that are starting this journey some great hope!

Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

I opened the computer with caution- and so glad I did.  You made my day.
Wonderful news!

Best Wishes,

January

Re: 2 1/2 years cancer free

Absolutely FANTASTIC.

Wishing all God's blessings!