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Blood test at one year

lɛftəʊvə's picture

PSA today is 4.4 same level as a year ago after the biopsy was carried out. Dropping slowly and Doctor is happy with it. Whereas I would like to see it well below 2.0. so it's all too slow for me to accept remission is here.

Weight loss to date is 10 kilos for no apparent reason. Blood tests were clear on anything abnormal. Have not bothered to buy new clothes so jeans look too big and I have progressed to a smaller belt and already gone down 3 holes sizes in that belt. I think the weight loss has stopped though as 74 kilos has been my weight for the last 3 weeks now.

Kippy1944's picture

I have been diagnosed with cancer cells in the oesophagus I was to have an operation to remove them only to find out at the last minute that they were also in my upper oesophagus so now I'm waiting to have another dye test to find out if an operation can go ahead having second thoughts and maybe like to look at other ways of dealing with this.

Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer

Chemosabe's picture

Hello there, my name is Gregory, 40 years young, and living and surviving stage 4 colorectal cancer, that started ts journey from my bowel, then it evaded border checks to end up in my liver, then crossed over into my lungs.

I was diagnosed September 19, 2014 and have had the endless rounds of chemo and on July 1, 2015, had a bowel and liver ressection. They took out a vast amount of liver and i also have a colostomy bag too. Yay!

Wanting to chat

Bg1970's picture

After recently being recently diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (stage 3b) I am wanting to reach out to other men similar age to me who are battling this illness. I have the efgr mutation and have been taking tarceva since 1st July.

I am coping well on tarceva - I describe it as my one-pill per day miracle drug !

It's been a challenging time in my life. I am 44. Twice divorced and I have 3 beautiful children from my 2nd marriage who both inspire me to passionately fight on but who also bring out deep emotions in me when I am with them - being the fear of leaving them too early.

Terminal is like a ticking clock

Voodoolady's picture

When my mother was pronounce terminal and told me the prognosis I just said something like "well we all die at least you know what from". It might sound flippant writing this but for my mother she likes strength and logic not tears and denial.


JLO's picture

On this last day of Winter we have received results from mums progress scans:

* Her tumor has shrunk a little.

* Her Ca-19.9 Tumor makers have gone from:

202 on the 1/6/15

88 on the 31/8/15

*The cancer has stopped growing.

Mum is up to chemo round number 5. She has remained very strong, has not been hospitalised once, is keeping a great diet.

Her spirits are high. Another round of chemo to go. Our oncologist would like to do another 2/3 rounds before we do major scans.

We are remaining positive. Xxx

stage 4 bowel cancer

katman2's picture
After diagnosis of stage 4 cancer last Sept, I was operated on in November and had a successful removal of the tumour. Then I was told that it had spread to my liver, so had 4 rounds of chemo. 6 weeks ago I had my gall bladder and half my liver removed, and the next stage will probably be more chemo. What I want to say to everyone suffering from this bloody disease is never give up, I feel that I can if not beat this, at least fight as hard as I can. I hope to report again in about a year, maybe 2 or 3. Cheers Dave

Post Prostate Radiotherapy 2 months

lɛftəʊvə's picture

PSA at 4.9 dropping but still affected by remnants of cancers cells and Testosterone at 14.5 and I am not on any hormone treatments. Doctors in Perth say come back in 6 months.

Seems I neglected to make an appointment as I headed back out the front door of said hospital for the grueling 2 hours of public transportation bus seats ride to the nights accommodation. Next morning's train ride back to reality lasted the usual 7 hours and was the worst trip so far.

The Longest Week

LunaNoire's picture

On 8th July I was officially diagnosed with breast cancer and after a week of being sent off to have scans and x-rays, last Thursday I underwent a biopsy where I was reduced to a slab of meat. Today is the day I return to my specialist to be informed exactly what kind of breast cancer I have and what they propose will be the best course of action. However from last Thursday, I have felt as if I have been stranded in limbo land and it hasn't been a pleasant feeling at all.

All Clear.

Paulpwtierney's picture

I had an appointment with the oncologist on Tuesday and wasn't expecting anything really. She had a good look at my throat and after about ten minutes told me that there are no signs of any cancer. She said a PET scan would confirm this next month but she is satisfied that the throat cancer has been successfully treated. I suppose this means I am going to live. She told me to start thinking about returning to work after the scan. I now need to adjust to living again.

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