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JILL IN VA. 2012 Update
(Updated July 2012) Several years later and I'm still here! Metastasis
showed up in my lungs November 2008, but was repeatedly misdiagnosed by my
then-current oncologist as 'nothing to be concerned about. Lots of people
have spots in their lungs'
I had a lung resection in 2009 to confirm that they are adenocarcinoma (yes).
I also had RFA (radiofrequency ablation) performed twice hoping to burn off
the tumors. But the lung tumors came back within a few months and brought
Currently there's about 25 smallish tumors in my lungs. I've done a number
of different chemos over the past few years: GTX, Oxaliplatin & Xeloda,
Xeloda alone, Folfiri and each time it's beaten back the tumors a bit and
lowered the CA19-9 for a bit, then it rebounds.
I'm running low on options now, but still having a great time for the most
part. Having fun, enjoying life, trying to ignore the chemo side-effects.
It'll be 5 years since diagnosis in October 2012!!
Posted 07/08/2012 10:47 pm by Jill in Va.
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