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Old 07-30-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Hi- I've been on the Avastin Herceptin trail since late March 2004 and at least 90% of the metastatic skin tumors (some as large as an inch and a half) have melted away.The internal tumors which are large are also getting softer but I have a ways to go. During the time that the skin tumors were draining I had alot of pain and had to take more painkillers (oxycodone and oxycontin). Now that I have a healthy scar in place of the tumor I have much less pain but recently had to go through a rough withdrawal period. My hope is that this combo can continue until NED.
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Old 07-30-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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Great! Exciting for you and everyone else!
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Old 08-01-2004, 05:30 AM   #3
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I pray that you do reach NED soon...I'm trying too. Next scan Aug 9th. I'm on Avastin/taxol




Discovered lump Sept. 2002 (mammo didn’t pick it up)
Dx Oct 2002-just turned 41
IDC and pagets disease stage 2B grade 3/3 nottingham scale 9/9
3cm lumpectomy clean margins
er/pr-pos her2 neg 2/25 nodes w/cancer
Nov 2002-March 2003-FEC (5fu epirubicin cytoxen)
March 2003- started tamoxifen
May 2003- finished rads (33tx)
June 2003-CT/PET Scan- clear
Started 3 month check ups w/lab
Dec 2003-complete hysterectomy
Jan 2004-extensive mets both lungs & liver(labs normal)
Jan 2004-stopped tamoxifen
Feb 2004 CEA-23 (0-3 normal) CA27.29-66.1 (0-38 normal)
Feb 23to current-clinical trial taxol & avastin
April 2004-CT-significant shrinkage on all tumors/plueral effusion gone
June 2004-CT-all liver lesions decreased in size/lung mets gone
July 2004-CEA is 1 CA27.29 is 25.8
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