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VirginiaTim

Father diagnosed with 3A back in February. Follow up tomorrow. .

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Boy, that is scary,getting a report with apparently mixed results and no explanation! It's good the doctor is optimistic. Best wishes to your dad for his future treatment, and to you.

Hang in there!

Bridget O

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Tim,

I am slowly (slower than a sloth) learning to deal with my mom's cancer recurrence as a chronic disease, no option of a "cure" but options to allow her continued life.  She's been on immunotherapy and chemo - has received 7 sessions.  Her recent CT showed a "thickening" near her cancer site.  It can be many things besides cancer progression, but I, of course, go to the worse case scenario!  I am happy to hear that when you spoke to the doc, he said he was optimistic and that there are treatment options for the progression.  I try to keep reminding myself that even if there is progression, if the doc says there is a treatment option, we still have a chance at winning this battle.  It's wonderful that all other areas are stable! 

Here's hoping to reasonably good news next week when you get to speak with the doc more in depth.

Take care,

Steff

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7 hours ago, BridgetO said:

Boy, that is scary,getting a report with apparently mixed results and no explanation! It's good the doctor is optimistic. Best wishes to your dad for his future treatment, and to you.

Hang in there!

Bridget O

 

6 hours ago, Steff said:

Tim,

I am slowly (slower than a sloth) learning to deal with my mom's cancer recurrence as a chronic disease, no option of a "cure" but options to allow her continued life.  She's been on immunotherapy and chemo - has received 7 sessions.  Her recent CT showed a "thickening" near her cancer site.  It can be many things besides cancer progression, but I, of course, go to the worse case scenario!  I am happy to hear that when you spoke to the doc, he said he was optimistic and that there are treatment options for the progression.  I try to keep reminding myself that even if there is progression, if the doc says there is a treatment option, we still have a chance at winning this battle.  It's wonderful that all other areas are stable! 

Here's hoping to reasonably good news next week when you get to speak with the doc more in depth.

Take care,

Steff

Thank you both! It's the not knowing that gets to me. I guess just put it out of mind until next week. I really hope he gets a shot at immunotherapy. I've heard so many great things about it, Thanks again for your time and response!  

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