Monday, June 29, 2009

Good news!

Today I went for my pre-chemo appointment and got the result of my scan. The previous scan showed an area around the ileocecal valve that was the presumed primary that was 3.2 cm in diameter and some thickening of the mesentery. In the scan of 10 days ago (taken during the 6th infusion) this ileocecal area was 2.0 cm in diameter and there were no other abnormalities on the scan. If we think of the original lesion as a sphere, it would have had a volume of 12.8 cubic cms. The volume of the current lesion is 3.14 cubic cms. In other words we are talking of three quarters of the volume of the cancer gone after less than half the treatment. It holds out the possibility of curative surgery when the chemo is finished
, though this is not to be relied on.

In other words, good news.

16 comments:

Burke said...

That's great news, doc. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Janet

Randy said...

Good news is always welcome, Doctor...

I will keep you in my prayers.

God Bless

Anonymous said...

That is good news Terry. Keep fighting.

John Liston

justme said...

Wonderful!!! So glad to hear it.

Anonymous said...

Keep fighting and keep your faith. God loves you! I will continue to pray for complete cure.

H Paul Garland said...

Wow, that IS good news!!

Marcia said...

I'm very glad to hear your good news! I pray all good possibilities will be realized.

Anonymous said...

Delighted to hear it. Hope you celebrate!
Mary

Anonymous said...

That news is indeed very good and partially compensates for what you have gone through to date.
[As a small correction to your post, the volume of a sphere is (4/3)piR^3
not piR^3. Your volume ratio is correct but not the volumes. No disrespect intended, just accuracy.]

Deb Light said...

Praise God,Praise God!!

This is the best news I've heard in a long time!!

Take Care,
Deb

Terry Hamblin said...

Gee! that's even better! From 17.1 cu cm to 4.2 cu cm!

bob larkin said...

I just knew it!! I'm thrilled for you.

bob larkin

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! So glad to hear it!

Brian Koffman said...

So happy to read the news.

john said...

finally used it! see my email!
John