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.