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Update on my cancer journey
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.
That’s awesome news!!! I’m very very happy for you!!!! May you continue to be blessed!!!🙏👍😁
Best of luck going forward, hopefully you have been through the worst ! Great news and thanks for sharing!
That is awesome news. God is good.
That is amazing - so happy for you!!!
I’m glad you shared this news. So happy for you and your family
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.
From one stage 4 cancer survivor to another, CONGRATULATIONS MY FRIEND!
You got help from the best, congratulations for the recovery!
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.
Love this post!
And I agree @dawfanfromalabam ---excited for your prognosis! The Dawgs need you! Glad it is going well and thanks for sharing!
@dawfanfromalabam it's very good to hear positive news from a cancer patient. Congratulations!
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.
This is most excellent @dawfanfromalabam! In truth we should all be humbled by that same incredible grace for every day we are given. Thanks for sharing this amazing update as a reminder to us all for that, and of course also for sharing the good news!
I was diagnosed with stage 3 Colon cancer in July of 2020. After 2 4-month rounds of chemo and 5 surgeries I was declared cancer free in December... so I share your joy.
I did get a "false alarm" of everything being good after one of the surgeries a year ago, but then it came back. The key difference between then and this time was then the oncologist told me "everything looks good"... while this time he flat out told me "you no longer have cancer".
In retrospect, it showed the difference between being optimistic about good test results and being sure the cancer was completely gone.
Great news my friend. Many more National Championships in your future.
PRAISE TO GOD!!!
That is great news! Love seeing good results after what must have been a terrifying diagnosis.