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22 months stable was posted 10/05/2015 07:10 pm by Anonymous
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I have written before about our friend who is now a 5 year survivor of PC and who has kept working throughout. In January 2013 he had nodules light up in both lungs and did have 4 sessions of Folfironox and when first PET showed no one large one was reduced and all else stable no more treatment. His follow-up is a blood test every six weeks, but no idea what kind and then a PET every 3 months. Probably for others from your husband's experience it is good to point out there should at least be a yearly scan forever. Also, always be looking at other options as our friend's doctor said if a growth starts again they will try to get him into an immunotherapy trial which seems to need to have to occur after chemo on a recurrence has failed. Anyway just good to have an oncologist who will listen to you and who will keep an open mind.

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