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  1. In January 2012, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer that spread to my brain (10 spots), liver (7 spots) and bone (2 spots). My lungs looked like someone sprayed them with the paint gun. Had chemo for 8 months. 4 rounds of Cisplatin and the last 8 Alimta and Avastin. Last visit to doc indicated one spot in my pleura had grown from 5mm to 9mm. Everything else "looks good". Two docs and a nurse came in the room tho and advised that I needed to either go on a new chemo or they recommended a clinical trial. My husband and I were scared. It didn't sound good at all. It was time for a second opinion. Really didn't know what to do and I was a bit deflated. Went for a second opinion and they immediately ordered a PET scan, as I had never had one. PET scan showed only a trace of disease. 97-98% cancer free in my lungs, no sign of cancer in my liver, no sign of cancer in my bone and one spot in my brain. Thank you God in Heaven. News docs recommend that I stay on the Alimta and Avastin since it is obviously working...very well. They will monitor the one spot and take action if its required. I was originally given one year to live, which I never believed. I have 3 children (17 son, 12 twin daughters) and I plan on being around for a long time. Yay!! Thing that bothered me was the first place never even hinted that I was doing so well. New place gave me hugs and high fives. Really helped my spirit. I even took tae kwon do class twice this week. Pooped today though. LOL Just wanted to share my good news. God bless you all...and keep smiling.
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  2. eric byrne

    waiting in limbo

    Good Evening Lezlie, Well it is here in Scotland,welcome to LCSC,sorry to hear of your dx.Congratulations on the success of your treatments,I do support your attitude,the cancer is gone for keeps.This Oct sees my 6th year of survivorship following my neo-adjuvant chemo and upper right lobectomy 2008/9.I have since no further treatments other than my 5 years of six monthly check ups,my last was in Feb this year,my Doc said after my check up,there was no evidence of any cancer cells in my body and that he had every confidence to say that I am cured,now go away-I dont expect to see you again,we shook hands and exchanged best wishes to each other. I would love to stay and chat a little longer,but,I have to open my outdoor lawn bowling club at 6pm,so if I leave now,I will make it on time,looking forward to sharing more posts with you,bye for now.
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  3. Thank you everyone. Been pretty happy and peppy since my last visit. Of course, chemo makes me tired, but I try to ignore that. LOL Welcome Deb to the forum. I am new also, but am here for you if you need me. Have a wonderful day!
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