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How to define 'working' was posted 05/01/2009 02:06 pm by Neil
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Thanks so much for your replies. We struggle with defining what is and what isn't 'working.' If the CA 19-9 stays the same, does that mean that the chemo is working when, at the same time, the tumor hasn't shrunk, the CA 19-9 remains high and the patient is still inoperable? There are no known mets after the most recent scan and our brother's number has dropped from nearly 4000 to 290. We are very grateful for that and, given the circumstances, feel slightly ahead of the 8 ball (at long last). We want to do as much as we can not to be behind it again. Thanks again for your helpful insight.

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