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Great Results! NED for now! was posted 09/24/2013 06:24 pm by KB
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Great news! My dad (stage 4 and 8 mets on liver) had his MRI yesterday after completing 12 round of Folfirinox and prelim results show no cancer in the liver or pancreas. They can't even tell where it originated! Best news we could hear! Now the question is...continue on with chemo or take a break? The chemo would be milder and they'd exclude the type that causes neuropathy, since this has now set in. Selfishly, I'd love it if my dad would give his body a break from the chemo, but at the same time, I know that being off of it is also scary! Any words of advice/wisdom/experiences are appreciated. We'll support him whatever he decides to do. He's still going to get a second and third opinion, but I'd like to know what other people are doing apart from what his primary onc suggests, which is chemo, chemo and more chemo. It's so poisonous...I feel why not take a break and build up your system for the next few months before the next scan? Maybe that one would be clear too? I don't know. On the other hand, maybe being on it is better? One thing I know for sure...we are thankful for today!

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