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    Question on CT Scans for long term Stave IV survivors

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      Jayne

      Thanks, Jane. So it seems like 7-10 years is the advice we're receiving. I'm glad to hear things are stabilized for you as well!

      about 20 hours ago
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      Teachertina

      My scans are yearly unless something shows up. My journey started in 2006. I’ve had 2 recurring issues and this week my scan found another small suspicious area in the lung that has already been a problem before. My recurring cancer is renal cell carcinoma. My oncologist said it’s a half inch and too small to biopsy so another chest ct will happen in 3 months to see if it’s growing. Then radiation or surgery. Wait and see, again. Just glad we are catching things early! I’ll keep scans going to keep me going! My surgeries took one kidney, my spleen ,one lower lung lobe, and 20 percent of other kidney. I’m glad I came with spare parts! I’m like an old car with a check engine light that keeps coming on! I’m a 14 years and counting survivor. I just keep going into the shop for repairs! I know this is how it’s going to be for me from now on but that’s ok. Scans can be your friend, keep getting them and do the maintenance that’s required to keep your engine running! Best wishes to you!

      about 18 hours ago
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      T-Birdie

      First congrats on your survivorship. Everyone's journey will be different depending on the health and any underlying conditions. I am 7 years clean from stage 4 colon cancer that moved to my liver. I had 3 years of blood and CT scans every 3 to six month at 5 years clean I have the CT scans once a years and my colonoscopy was at 5 now every 3 years until 10 years without any situations.

      Blessings to you.

      about 3 hours ago
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    Having what could be my very last CT scan today. My original dx was in 2005 so it's been a very long time coming!

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      Jayne

      Thank you! Scan was fine so feeling very, very fortunate. :-)

      24 days ago
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      legaljen1969

      Jayne, big congratulations to you. I hope you never need scans for cancer again.

      24 days ago
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      Jayne

      Thank you! I feel like my advice for the community is becoming dated since
      I've been at this so long but hoping today's news will actually be an inspiration to other metastatic colo/rectal cancer survivors. :-). Keep the faith no matter what!

      24 days ago
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