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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Cancer Free Again!!!

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    Radiation (Internal radiation): Had internal radiation during surgical procedure to remove tumor from abdomen. Obviously no pain during procedure as I was unconcious - but did have lingering discomfort for 8 weeks after.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): I had surgery to remove a tumor from my abdomen. The tumor was contained but surgeon was unable to get clean margins so I also had interoperative radiation directly on the margins. Had surgery at Mass General Hospital in Boston. They are amazing! Went back to work 6 weeks after - was in hospital for 5 days.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Radiation for me had few side effects - primarily just very tired. More difficult than chemo because it was every day, and every day for 6 weeks cancer was in my thoughts.....

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Began chemo every other week, Irinotecan, Avastin and 5FU. Having 3rd treatment tomorrow. Estimate total of 6 treatments.

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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): After being cancer free for one year, CEA level shot up and PET Scan shows metastasized spot in abdomen.