View Full Version : My Great News!!!

05-24-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't post much but I do read all the posts from everyone else. I did want to post my good news. I was diagnosed in 10/2003 with stage II. I am on the clinical trial with UCLA in CA. I was on the control arm, so I did not receive the Herceptin drug. My oncologist said at this late stage it probably would not be of any benefit. That a study was not done on someone who had chemo 1.5 years ago. He stated that if my cancer came back I would get Herceptin immediately. Long story short: I had been having hip pain since Oct 2005. It had gotten so bad that I can't sleep at night. I had xray, bone scan and last week a MRI. They all came back negative. My CA27.29 has been steadily going up. In August it was 32 and May it is 44.3. I have it drawn every three month. The Orthopedic guy I saw stated that even though my MRI is normal I may have mets elsewhere in my body because of my elevated markers. He has treated my for bursitis this afternoon with cortisone injections. I am just so happy not to have bone mets at this time. Thank you all for your help in researching everything there is on Herceptin and HER2neu. I can come to one site and know that the info is realiable.

05-24-2006, 05:46 PM
I am glad that you had good news! Take time to cherish the moment!

05-24-2006, 06:47 PM
Great news! I wish you a lifetime of NED!


05-25-2006, 05:10 AM
Thank you for sharing your wonderful news and may you continue NED.

05-25-2006, 06:25 AM
We all like to wallow in good news...good news for even 1 of us is hope for the rest. Enjoy your great report...may it last forever!!!!!!

05-25-2006, 06:49 AM
Congratulations on your good news. It is always a relief when test results come back negative.

suzan w
05-25-2006, 07:00 AM
It is so nice to hear of your good news!

05-25-2006, 07:25 AM
Great news - gives all of us encouragement.