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    Procedure or Surgery (CT Scans): In June, 2017, I had CT scans of my chest, abdomen and pelvis again to assess the effectiveness of the current treatment plan (Avastin & Xeloda). The scans showed some increase with the lung nodules as well as the liver lesions, but no new areas of concern. My oncologist suggested trying Lonsurf which I hadn't taken previously.

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    Procedure or Surgery (CT Scans): In February, 2017, I had CT Scans of the chest, abdomen and pelvis to check the effectiveness of the treatment with Avastin and Xeloda. Scans showed no new growth or areas of concern.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Targeted therapy): In October, 2016, I started a treatment plan with Avastin by IV every 3 weeks in addition to Xeloda. I continued this plan for about 8 months until I had CT scans showing growth.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): I had metastatic lung nodules when I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. After healing from surgery, I had CT scans of the chest, abdomen and pelvis again. The scans showed the lung nodules have increased in size and there are some new ones. There are also some lesions in my liver that weren't present on my last scan in March.

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      NanaL

      I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'm wondering why your Dr waited so long in between scans? I've been fighting stage 4 cancer since 2011. There are new drugs and trials that are becoming available each day. Hang in there and know that we are all rooting for you.

      about 3 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): In September, 2016, I had surgery to reverse my ileostomy. The surgery was routine and I am thankful to not deal with the ostomy bag anymore. Bowel function has resumed and I am to focus on not getting constipated. My incision is larger than expected and I look forward to complete healing of my abdomen. It's been four months since my surgery to remove the tumor.

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    Celebration (Colon is healed!): In August, 2016, I had another x-ray with enema that showed the area of the colon where the tumor was removed has healed and there are no leaks. I thank God for healing my body!