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Good news after PET scan!!! Good news after PET scan!!!

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Unread 10-23-2001, 05:25 PM
Good news after PET scan!!!

Hi, cancer survivors and those that are beginning the adventure! I don't know if you all remember me but I was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma after my surgery this past May. I just had my first full body PET scan and I am happy to report there has been no reoccurance! So far, so good! I am on 20mg of Megestrol (Megace) once a day as a tumor inhibitor ( it is an anti-neoplastic agent as well as synthetic progestin). They don't know if it will work but they are giving it a try anyway. They don't want me to take estrogen at this time; however, the oncologist prescribed Vagifem for vaginal dryness ( I was miserable). He said that the small amount of estrogen going locally into the vagina would not be a problem for me.

For those of you new to this site, you can't find a better support network!!!

Oh, by the way, my oncologist recommends and he even has it in writing....1-2 glasses of red wine or green tea daily!! What a guy!!!
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Unread 10-23-2001, 05:44 PM
Good news after PET scan!!!

Hi Margie!!
So nice to hear from you and hear that you are doing so well!! Thats wonderful news. !!! You must be just thrilled.

Great that you are having good results with the Megace.

I do like the way your oncologist thinks!! My kind of guy!!

Continued good health Margie, and please keep in touch!!
Hope you are going to celebrate this great news with something special just for you!!!
Hugs,
Maria
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Unread 10-23-2001, 06:14 PM
Good news after PET scan!!!

Hi margie, great to hear from you again and even better that it is with good news. Now you can celebrate with that wine ( or green tea ) You take good care and please come back often x x x
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Unread 10-23-2001, 10:39 PM
Good news after PET scan!!!

{{Margie}}

What wonderful news!!!

I'm sooo happy to hear such great news!

So.... to you! Go out and celebrate!!!

{{hugs}}

Vicki
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Unread 10-25-2001, 02:36 AM
Good news after PET scan!!!

Congratulations! It makes it easier to celebrate when you have the doctor's permission!
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Unread 10-26-2001, 06:34 AM
Good news after PET scan!!!

Wooooo-Hoooooo!! What great news!!! Definately something to celebrate about!! May you continue with such great health always!!!!
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