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Update on my cancer journey

dawfanfromalabamdawfanfromalabam Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Update on my cancer journey. Diagnosed August 2022 with stage 2 liver cancer. 3 weeks of the most intense radiation they can give in Oct./Nov. 2022 at MD Anderson in Houston. January 2023 was side effects - fatigue, digestive issues, etc. A few good days but a lot of days I didn’t feel like getting out of bed. Doctors told me these symptoms may last another 3-6 months. A minuscule price to pay.

Went for 3 month follow up scans and blood work in Houston yesterday. The 7cm tumor is gone! No other signs of cancer elsewhere. 

Radiation oncologist said I responded very well to treatment and the tumor is gone, just a “crater” (his term) remains that will fill with scar tissue over the next 3-6 months. Medical oncologist was giddy - such a successful treatment.

Quarterly scans for the next 2 years and, if all clear after that, then yearly scans the rest of my life.

My life. God has blessed me with more time. I am so humbled by His grace.

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    Joe31Joe31 Posts: 1,385 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    That’s awesome news!!! I’m very very happy for you!!!! May you continue to be blessed!!!🙏👍😁

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    how2fishhow2fish Posts: 3,717 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Best of luck going forward, hopefully you have been through the worst ! Great news and thanks for sharing!

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    GraceDawgGraceDawg Posts: 23 ✭✭✭ Junior

    That is amazing - so happy for you!!!

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    BarkingDawgBarkingDawg Posts: 2,604 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I’m glad you shared this news. So happy for you and your family

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    JoeClarkJoeClark Posts: 433 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm sincerely happy to have read this and that you are well on your way.

    Take care and enjoy the days ahead to the fullest.

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    CantonDawgCantonDawg Posts: 234 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    From one stage 4 cancer survivor to another, CONGRATULATIONS MY FRIEND!

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    bobebobe Posts: 204 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited February 2023

    You got help from the best, congratulations for the recovery!

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    Kirb_your_enthusiasmKirb_your_enthusiasm Posts: 669 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    God knows this Dawg Dynasty is just starting and He wants you to be here for the whole thing! Incredible to hear what you’ve overcome, thanks for sharing.

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    Bdw3184Bdw3184 Posts: 12,740 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Love this post!

    And I agree @dawfanfromalabam ---excited for your prognosis! The Dawgs need you! Glad it is going well and thanks for sharing!

    Go Dawgs!

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    Michael_ScarnMichael_Scarn Posts: 1,508 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @dawfanfromalabam it's very good to hear positive news from a cancer patient. Congratulations!

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    Michael_ScarnMichael_Scarn Posts: 1,508 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I wish my brother had gone to MD Anderson in Houston when he was diagnosed. Perhaps he wouldn't be dealing with his current nightmare had he done so.

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    BamaDawgBamaDawg Posts: 2,524 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Great news my friend. Many more National Championships in your future.

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    deplorabledawgdeplorabledawg Posts: 361 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    PRAISE TO GOD!!!

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    Old_lady_dawg_fanOld_lady_dawg_fan Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    That is great news! Love seeing good results after what must have been a terrifying diagnosis.

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