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October 31 Cancer Update: Tumor Shrank 60%
I'm a little more than half-way through a 6-cycle R-CHOP chemotherapy regimen (I had my 4th infusion on Thursday, October 29). The CT scan that was done last Monday, October 26, showed that the tumor in my spleen has shrunk 60% since I began chemo in mid-September—and there seems to be no sign of cancer anywhere else in my body. My oncologist, Dr. Green, with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, says he still thinks I may need radiation or surgery in December or January, but the fact that the tumor has been so responsive is really good news. Also, I've had almost no negative reaction to the chemo (most days I feel wonderful), for which Connie and I are, of course, hugely grateful.
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