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message for Janice…who wrote me under the topic “Donna in Vermount” (Vermont)

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         I think you are asking me why I didnt do systemic treatment….I was given that option along with the option of going to Boston for the ILP……and I went down for the consult at Mass General and felt the ILP was a good option for me….and I would "save" the bio chemo for "later"….so the ILO has an 85% "cure" rate…..according to the surgeon I saw who did the procedure…I was NED for 7 months after the procedure……so anyways after two more reoccurences (now have had 6), the only treatment offered (other than clinical trials, which werent offered but I looked into and decided I ddint want to do any yet), was radiation…so I thought I would do that again…..shut down the lymph channels as I have in transit (in the lymph system) mets…..does this help????

      Donna in Vermont (now Vermont_Donna)…………stage 3 

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