October 19, 2008

Radiology Report 9/24/08

Just wanted to share my most recent radiology report (MRI) post chemotherapy. Keep in mind I am diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast cancer due to the over 3" size of my tumor and due to 3 lymph nodes being enlarged or having cancer cells found in them after biopsy.
See old MRI picture here...just click on this sentence.

I quote the report...
Compared to previous MRI of 4/28/08 there is dramatic improvement in the size and intensity of enhancement of the patient's known locally advanced breast cancer. There is only minimal residual patchy enhancement in the lateral and upper, outer left breast and improvement in the kinetics of enhancement as well.

Previously noted enlarged left axillary nodes have resolved.

the doctor said it's hard to measure now but the radiology tech told me on the phone it went from about 8 cm to 2.8 cm....THAT'S AMAZING to me!!!

My adjuvant chemo regime was TAC
Taxotere, Adriamycin, and Cytoxan
Taxotere is a drug that's [FDA] approved for use as a second-line agent in advanced or metastatic breast cancer

Wow...MY NODES HAVE RESOLVED!!! DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT!!!! Surgury will stink but I am on the road to life!!! And I give my savior Jesus Christ full credit for my wonderful response to treatment...with all the stress going on in my life, kids, work, separation...bla, bla, bla, The Lord has had mercy on my soul and needs me to do more work here on earth!
Blessings to all!

PS~ I intend to get a picture but the computers were down last week when i met with my oncologist...will still work on getting the picture.

Here is the link to the post where both MRI images are shown side by side.


  1. Great news!:-) I'm so happy for you! xxx

  2. Hey does that mean they don't have to take the lymph nodes out? (I didn't have neoadjuvant chemo) That would awesome. I miss my lymph nodes more than the boob.

  3. This is wonderful news! My thoughts and prayers are with you still!

    I am glad you posted the picture of the flower. A symbol of beauty, life, and endless possibilities~this is the road you are on now!

  4. no..unfortunately i do need to have the nodes removed and yes, lymphadema is something I don't look forward to...how has it affected you???

  5. That's wonderful news! I'm so happy for you! Take care and will continue to pray for you and your family!

  6. Thats great news. there's a candle burning in our church for you today.

  7. That is wonderful news! You are moving in the right direction. Jodi, if you are concerned about lymphadema, there is a study available on that. Be sure to get the "sleeve".

  8. Awesome news, Jodie! I haven't commented in a while, but I want you to know that you are still in my thoughts & prayers! :) God Bless!