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jay jay was posted 08/31/2002 01:54 pm by Jean (SC)
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My husband's CA 19-9 was only 117 at its highest, so wasn't much of an indicator either. However, after the radiation/chemo combination treatments over a 6-week period, his pain was gone and he didn't need any patches or pills after that. That was a good indication the tumor had shrunk. After 9 months, the tumor has shrunk enough for a Whipple to be attempted this coming Thursday, September 5th. The docs kept telling us 'no significant change' all along, but encouraging us because there was no pain and the tumor hadn't progressed and there were no mets. Evidently, they were right all along, except I think my idea of a 'significant change' would have been different from theirs! My prayers will be with you. Don't get discouraged. Angel Hugs, Jean (SC)

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