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Amazing Scan Results

Hi everyone. So off to my oncologist for my scan results I went this morning full of fear. But I got amazing news, NED, no evidence of disease. I was diagnosed T4N2M1, 13 months ago and at this stage I was not expecting this. I am shocked and humbled by this, last August I was told there was nothing more that could be done and I was put on maintenance treatment. I changed oncologists and hospitals and here I am now. I am beyond grateful to my medical team at the Marsden. Next scans are in September, so big hopes that this continues. Only issue is my blood tests show I have poor liver function which is bad enough to be referred to a liver specialist. That was also a surprise, I hope I can find out why and get treatment to get a healthy liver in case I have to get more treatment in the future. I pray for good news for all of you also :x:

Polly 1

Wow amazing - brilliant news πŸ‘ :x::x:

Lee W

Stunning news - so pleased for you :x:


wow @Shellbag brilliant! are you on treatment now? :x::x::x::x:


That is fab news and gives us all hope.
What treatment are you on now? as I was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer with mets in liver and lung Nov 2021 and had to have emergency surgery as colon blocked by tumour and told that I would be given palliative chemo as surgery wasn’t an option for mets.
I am considering looking to get a second opinion but do not know where to start (I live in Devon’s).

Liz Blakelands

@Shellbag Brilliant news, so very pleased for you. And it really shows that a 2nd opinion can be so worthwhile.

Re the poor liver function and referral to liver specialist, I am assuming that you had chemo. I had abnormal liver results and was referred to a specialist who looked in detail at my results, I have had a fibroscan which came back as near perfect, my liver results are improving every time they are done, the liver specialist puts it down to the effects of Capox, which I had 3 years ago and now I have near normal liver results.

Time to have a little celebration :x::x:


This is brilliant news @Shellbag, so lovely to read! Take very good care, Kim :x::x:


So happy for you @Shellbag πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ


Liz Blakelands you are right. Sometimes getting a second opinion is the way to go. I now travel further for my treatment but its worth it for me. 'Holliday' I am sure that there are people on this forum who know your area and have some ideas of where you can try. I am in Surrey and the Marsden has a good reputation, my GP helped with information and made a referral for me. Thank you guys for your messages. I am going to enjoy the good times to the full, long may it last.


Super news @Shellbag
So pleased for you.
I agree that Capox can cause some issues with liver and kidney function - certainly has for me but things do settle in time.
Take care
Jane :x::x::x:


@Shellbag Amazing results indeed!!!! I am delighted to hear this wonderful news πŸ’πŸŽˆ:x::x:


@Shellbag! GREAT news!!! Like everyone else I am delighted! :x::x::x::x::x:


I have updated my profile to show my cancer treatment journey to date if that helps anyone.


Amazing news Shellbag! Congratulations πŸ’• :x::x::x:


Brilliant news @Shellbag :x::x: