Oesophageal / esophageal stage IV in remission

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Oesophageal / esophageal stage IV in remission

I was diagnosed with stage IV oesophageal cancer late January 2013. I have had 3.5 years of chemotherapy only and have just been told I am 'in remission'. Fantastic news and an amazing result given the statistics for this cancer. : )
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Re: Oesophageal / esophageal stage IV in remission

Kathyhtak. Congratulations,Great news well done .
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That's great news. I have only just been diagnosed with Stage IV oesophageal and on my second round of chemo. I hope my story has the same ending.

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Hi

I was diagnosed with OJC stage 1/2,   3 years ago. I had radiotherapy, and a drug (pill) called

Capeciteabain (or something like that), i.e. chemotherapy. I didn't have the operation recommended

by the surgeon, by reason of another pre-existing condition, which I thought would interfere with my recovery.

So far, there has been no recurrence in my oesophagus.  I should be joyous, (I was) except that about 2 months

ago one of my oncologists decided to get a PET scan of my oesophagus and my brain. I got a c.d. of the scan

My interpretation is that there are very worrying black marks in the brain scan.  I see my oncologist soon.

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Re: Oesophageal / esophageal stage IV in remission

 Hi Paul, I've just read your other posts. How are you doimg? Are you coping with the chemo?

Kathy

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Re: Oesophageal / esophageal stage IV in remission

This is a truly inspiring story. Best of luck to you long may you live and provide us with hope.

 

i was diagnosed may 2017 stage IV oesophagous mets to liver and lung. On folfox within a week or so of dx. Just started round 6 yesterday.

 

had a Ct scan after 4 rounds, all tumours retreating. Lungs all but clear. Biggest liver tumour shrank from 94 mm to 30 mm. Other shrank 50%. A third focal liver tumour "resolved". Hoping beyond hope I don't become resistant to folfox and it continues to destroy the nightmare.

 

 

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Sounds like you are doing very well. My last scan showed everything as stable. Neither forward or backwards significantly. I may be put onto follow too so I hope I have the success that you do.

Keep fighting the good fight.

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Re: Oesophageal / esophageal stage IV in remission

What chemo are you on now?

no talk of radiotherapy?

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Stable is a good reault! Best of luck with your continued treatment.

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Re: Oesophageal / esophageal stage IV in remission

Hi Davros,  sounds like you are having great results with your treatment, I hope you have continued success.

 

Laat month we found I had a recurrence at the original tumor site, but it is only there and small. I have had 10 radiotherapy treatments and will have follow up ct scan in 5 weeks. If not successful I will go back on chemo.

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