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Oncology Update 3.0

I got the results from last week’s CT scan on Wednesday. Basically the news is sorta good, sorta bad. Which I guess on balance makes it somewhere in the neutral ground in between.

Essentially, the scan showed that some of the nodes that had been getting bigger are now getting smaller!.. thats the good part. However, the scan also showed that the biggest node in the previous scan has actually still increased in size, with another node remaining static.

This basically all means that I’m getting some response to chemo, but not a complete response. It also should be taken with a slight grain of salt in that I have only had 3 rounds of chemo in my system at the time of the scan, which is really just the tip of chemo iceberg that I will get overall.

The conclusion the oncologist made is ‘stable’ disease, i.e. it is not progressing, it is not regressing. However, it doesn’t matter how much the cancer responds, its the one bit that doesn’t respond that will kill me.

Let’s hope it begins to respond….

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  1. rhys
    February 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

    praying against that stubborn rogue node!

  2. Becky
    February 5, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Node, you are not welcome! Be gone!

  3. Jane
    February 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Praying you will get a ‘complete response’ to the chemo.

  4. Sarah
    February 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Praying for a complete response, Jared. Thanks for the update.

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