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A bit of a shock - a good one


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Hello everyone

I haven't posted on here for ages, we've had a tottering time with mum and her stent. But I have been following everyone's stories and wishing you well.

Anyway I thought I'd share my mums progress with you all. My mum was diagnosed with PC in October of last year. She started chemo in January (gemcitabine and cisplatin) and had 8 sessions. The post chemo scan showed 'stable disease' and she went on to have 28 sessions of radiotherapy combined with capcetabine from May onwards. Her treatment was slightly delayed due to sepsis from her stent being blocked. To say she sailed through treatment is an understatement.

She finished treatment and was doing amazingly well until the stent blocked again and she had sepsis another twice.

Anyway on to the shock, we saw her oncologist yesterday. We were expecting to have a scan arranged in a couple of weeks and to talk about sorting the stent once and for all. We did this and then the oncologist wanted to talk about the scan mum had 10 days ago for her infection. Mums tumour which was 2.7cm x 1cm is no longer visible on any scans. We can't believe it, and I can't find any cases of where this has happened. The oncologist was delighted, and plans to monitor mum every 3 months so if it does rear up again he can zap it.

I wish you all the best of luck

Catherine xx

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PCUK Nurse Jeni

Wow Catherine! So amazing!!!

What excellent news! Such an encouragement to others who are going through chemo as well.

We wish your mum all the best, and continued "missing tumour"!!!

Support Team.

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