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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): My Calcitonin levels had been steadily rising over the last 3 checks but suddenly took a dive to the lowest levels since diagnosis. I converted to a mainly vegetarian diet (Still eating fish occasionally) and am at least attributing some of the good news to that.

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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): It has taken a while, but I have had two massive drops in Calcitonin levels and am now in the 400's!!!!!

    The Radiation treatment was tough, I was unable to eat or drink and lost 40lbs but I feel better than I have for years now. Lets hope it continues!

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    Hi Ginny,

    I am interested as to what chemo you are having. I also have Medullary Thyroid cancer and have had a total neck dissection with my thyroid and 6 lymph nodes removed. I am having radiation treatment on two remaining nodes but my calcitonin levels are increasing so I think they could be doing more.

    Good luck
    Ian

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): My calcitonin levels are up two tests in a row if it keeps going this way things are not looking so good. Two weeks of radiation therapy left out of six and I was hoping for some good news :-(

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    Calcitonin levels crept up by 3%, here is hoping the next 3 tests show a downward trend!

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