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Cancer: Colon Message Board


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[QUOTE=futuresurvivor]Anyone here with spots on liver or lung but no signs of active disease? I had ct tuesday a spot still shows on my liver and swollen node on one lung. Dr. says it could be scar tissue from the tumors. I had 4 on my liver. He said it looks good and for me to keep doing what ever i've been doing. He didn't say i'm in remission but CEA is 3.5 and ct results have been the same for the last 5 months :). I am sooooo excited over this. Does this mean remission? I feel healthier than I have in years. I took chemo for 6 months 5fu/leuc/cpt-11 and clinical trial vaccine ALVAC. If the vaccine works the cancer won't come back. Has anyone else had this vaccine?

I'm a 40 year old female dx Nov.2002[/QUOTE]

Dear Stage IV Survivor:

What about a PET Scan to determine if the spots are really cancer--or spots, scar tissue, shadows, etc.? A PET will be more accurate and able to tell you what cells are abnormal. I am a 31 year old male dx 9/03 stage IIIC rectal cancer survivor-- pre-op chemo and radiation and still have 6 months post-op chemo ahead. Oncologist was really disappointed that I had 6/10 positive nodes post-op even with the Oxaliplatin/Leucovorin/5FU and Radiation I received. I am about to start the Saltz regimen, after my Ileostomy is reversed this week. Good Luck to you!! Just a suggestion with the PET--- I'm sure you probably already considered it.





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