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Will’s scan results

Forums General Melanoma Community Will’s scan results

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    Lori C
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    Good news.  The cancer, while still significant, is smaller.  There are still too many lesions in the liver to count but the report gave examples of size reduction in many of them, and sclerotic (healing) evidence in his bones.  So the chemo is working.  They gave him another round yesterday, as well as Zometa to strenghten the bones.  Today I have to take him for transfusions (his hemoglobin was low).  I'm exhausted but very pleased.  Given the extent of the liver mets I really wasn't sure that anything would work.  He's continuing on the

    Good news.  The cancer, while still significant, is smaller.  There are still too many lesions in the liver to count but the report gave examples of size reduction in many of them, and sclerotic (healing) evidence in his bones.  So the chemo is working.  They gave him another round yesterday, as well as Zometa to strenghten the bones.  Today I have to take him for transfusions (his hemoglobin was low).  I'm exhausted but very pleased.  Given the extent of the liver mets I really wasn't sure that anything would work.  He's continuing on the same chemo for the time being; hopefully it will continue to reduce the lesions and we'll be able to have some other options.

    Thank you all for your encouragement and support.  It has been an exhausting few days. 

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      jag
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      Lori, nice to see Will’s tumor burden has decreased will keep him in my prayers.

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      jag
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      Lori, nice to see Will’s tumor burden has decreased will keep him in my prayers.

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      molly
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      I am so happy to hear the encouraging news! Will is so lucky to have you at his side.

      molly

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      molly
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      I am so happy to hear the encouraging news! Will is so lucky to have you at his side.

      molly

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      jag
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      Lori, nice to see Will’s tumor burden has decreased will keep him in my prayers.

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      jag
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      Lori, nice to see Will’s tumor burden has decreased will keep him in my prayers.

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      Sharyn
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      Lori, there's nothing like a hefty dose of good news to lift everyone's spirits. Here's hoping the shrinkage continues. Keep us in the loop. All my best to Will. Hang in there girl!

      Hugs

      Sharyn

      Stage IV

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      Sharyn
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      Lori, there's nothing like a hefty dose of good news to lift everyone's spirits. Here's hoping the shrinkage continues. Keep us in the loop. All my best to Will. Hang in there girl!

      Hugs

      Sharyn

      Stage IV

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        KellieSue
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        So glad to hear about Will's latest good news! You are a wonderful friend and I'm sure Will appreciates all you do for him!

        Hope the shrinkage contines on!

         

        Kellie, Stage IV

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        KellieSue
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        So glad to hear about Will's latest good news! You are a wonderful friend and I'm sure Will appreciates all you do for him!

        Hope the shrinkage contines on!

         

        Kellie, Stage IV

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      JenM
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      So happy for you and Will.  Keep up the good work Will!

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      JenM
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      So happy for you and Will.  Keep up the good work Will!

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      bill58
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      Greate news.  I can only imagine how tiring the last few days has been.

      keeping you and Will in my thoughts and prayers.

      Looks like the doctor change has worked out well for him.

      Just finished my 6 weeks of Radiation yesterday.  yea.  Let the healing begin and the pain start to go away.

       

      Bill

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      bill58
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      Greate news.  I can only imagine how tiring the last few days has been.

      keeping you and Will in my thoughts and prayers.

      Looks like the doctor change has worked out well for him.

      Just finished my 6 weeks of Radiation yesterday.  yea.  Let the healing begin and the pain start to go away.

       

      Bill

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      Janet2
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      Lori,

      I am pleased to hear that the chemotherapy is helping Will.

      Janet 

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      Janet2
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      Lori,

      I am pleased to hear that the chemotherapy is helping Will.

      Janet 

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      Janet2
      Participant

      Lori,

      I am pleased to hear that the chemotherapy is helping Will.

      Janet 

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      Janet2
      Participant

      Lori,

      I am pleased to hear that the chemotherapy is helping Will.

      Janet 

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      ValinMtl
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      Good news Lori…finally…you might be seeing a small light at the end of such a long tunnel..Got my scans yesterday and today…now the waiting.  Val

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      ValinMtl
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      Good news Lori…finally…you might be seeing a small light at the end of such a long tunnel..Got my scans yesterday and today…now the waiting.  Val

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