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    Carmon in NM
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      I just got through seeing my onc after having a full body CT scan and brain MRI this morning and that pesky tumor on my adrenal gland has shrunk some more! It started out at 2.3 cm and now after four infusions it is down to 0.72 cm! No new mets in my brain or anywhere else! There is a spot on my lung and a couple of anomalies in my brain that they have been watching but nothing that has changed or shows any activity.

      I just got through seeing my onc after having a full body CT scan and brain MRI this morning and that pesky tumor on my adrenal gland has shrunk some more! It started out at 2.3 cm and now after four infusions it is down to 0.72 cm! No new mets in my brain or anywhere else! There is a spot on my lung and a couple of anomalies in my brain that they have been watching but nothing that has changed or shows any activity.

      I asked if they could tell me how the others are doing on this drug trial and the protocol nurse said that everyone has responded just as well and that they are very excited about it. I'm sitting and waiting to go in for my 5 hour drug infusion so I don't have my notes with me but I'll post the number of this drug trial here tonight or tomorrow in case anyone wants to look into it. It's a combination of carboplatin, carbotaxil and temodar.

      We be doing a happy dance here in New Mexico! Carmon

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        King
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          Keep dancing, Carmon!  Well, not while you are hooked up. :)

          Love reading good news and I'm so happy for you.

           

          Stay Strong
          King

          Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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            dawn dion
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              Fabulous!!! I am soooo happy for you!

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              dawn dion
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                Fabulous!!! I am soooo happy for you!

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              King
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                Keep dancing, Carmon!  Well, not while you are hooked up. :)

                Love reading good news and I'm so happy for you.

                 

                Stay Strong
                King

                Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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                lhaley
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                  Wow!!! That is such great news!   Happy dancing right along with you!

                  Linda

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                  lhaley
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                    Wow!!! That is such great news!   Happy dancing right along with you!

                    Linda

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                    glewis923
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                      Hello Carmen=

                      Doin' a few back-flips for you….well, i'm at least smiling on the good tidings!

                      Hope it continues, Carboplatin/taxol/avistan were holding my lung tumors stable, until i had to quit te regimen due to the active brain mets found, but hope those are being severely dealt with.

                      Very happy for you!

                      Love All-  Grady.

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                      glewis923
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                        Hello Carmen=

                        Doin' a few back-flips for you….well, i'm at least smiling on the good tidings!

                        Hope it continues, Carboplatin/taxol/avistan were holding my lung tumors stable, until i had to quit te regimen due to the active brain mets found, but hope those are being severely dealt with.

                        Very happy for you!

                        Love All-  Grady.

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                        JakeinNY
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                          Congratulations Carmon. Do the best that you can and best wishes for a long life.

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                          JakeinNY
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                            Congratulations Carmon. Do the best that you can and best wishes for a long life.

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