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Great scan results!

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    Carmon in NM
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      I'm on a carbplatin/carbotaxil, temodar phase II trial after advancing to stage IV with brain mets and an adrenal tumor last summer. After two infusions 28 days apart the full body CT scan and brain MRI done on the 15th show no new tumors and the adrenal tumor has shrunk by more than 50%! A spot on my left lung that my onc does not think is a met had also shrunk from 9mm to 6mm so whatever it is, it's getting smaller too.

      I'm on a carbplatin/carbotaxil, temodar phase II trial after advancing to stage IV with brain mets and an adrenal tumor last summer. After two infusions 28 days apart the full body CT scan and brain MRI done on the 15th show no new tumors and the adrenal tumor has shrunk by more than 50%! A spot on my left lung that my onc does not think is a met had also shrunk from 9mm to 6mm so whatever it is, it's getting smaller too.

      This is so fantastic! I was having a rough time with side effects but I went into today's infusion with a whole new attitude! My blood work was all really stong with no indications I am having problems with the protocol so after this third infusion, I will have three more every 28 days and at the end, surgery to remove the adrenal gland.

      I hope everyone else is blessed with good news for Christmas! Carmon

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        lhaley
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          Great news!!!  So glad this is working for you!

          Linda

          Stage IV since 06

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          lhaley
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            Great news!!!  So glad this is working for you!

            Linda

            Stage IV since 06

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            NicOz
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              Fantabulous news!!!! I am so pleased to hear it- what a wonderful early christmas present you have there :D

              I think I shall raise a glass to you (and your carboplatin/carbotaxil and temodar) and start to do a little *happy dance* in the time it takes me to walk to the kitchen…

              Woohoo!

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              NicOz
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                Fantabulous news!!!! I am so pleased to hear it- what a wonderful early christmas present you have there :D

                I think I shall raise a glass to you (and your carboplatin/carbotaxil and temodar) and start to do a little *happy dance* in the time it takes me to walk to the kitchen…

                Woohoo!

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                  Carmon in NM
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                    I think we are all doing a great big old Happy Dance, Nic! Even my doctor, her PA and the protocol nurse! They said this is a pretty unusual response after only two infusion so it looks like I am an excellent responder!

                    I'll be sick as a dog on Christmas day but I'll be happy as a lark on the inside! I hope and pray that everyone else has a reason to be happy this Christmas.

                    Hugs and prayers for you all out there…Carmon

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                    Carmon in NM
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                      I think we are all doing a great big old Happy Dance, Nic! Even my doctor, her PA and the protocol nurse! They said this is a pretty unusual response after only two infusion so it looks like I am an excellent responder!

                      I'll be sick as a dog on Christmas day but I'll be happy as a lark on the inside! I hope and pray that everyone else has a reason to be happy this Christmas.

                      Hugs and prayers for you all out there…Carmon

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                    akls
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                      Great News! 

                      Merry Christmas.

                      Amy S. in Michigan

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                      akls
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                        Great News! 

                        Merry Christmas.

                        Amy S. in Michigan

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                        jag
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                          Merry Christmas Carmon!  Very happy for you.

                          John 

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                          jag
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                            Merry Christmas Carmon!  Very happy for you.

                            John 

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                            himynameiskevin
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                              Greta news for the holidays. Congratulations. :)

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                              himynameiskevin
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                                Greta news for the holidays. Congratulations. :)

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