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Wed Dec 12, 2018, 09:34 AM

Ohio mother's cancer disappears

https://whnt.com/2018/12/11/ohio-mothers-cancer-disappears-after-groundbreaking-clinical-trial/?fbclid=IwAR0uwRN2-2vVk8BuMcudq_ezPFrIMcPERueKOpf0EUd9VkBgFgxF0wEYqiY


CLEVELAND – Denise and Jim Keenan recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, but this milestone has taken on an even greater meaning since Denise was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2009.

Denise, 66, of Youngstown, told WJW that she had "started getting used to the idea of not being here anymore." She went in and out of remission several times over the past ten years, with a variety of failed cancer treatments.

"She's convinced me probably a hundred times over the years that she was a goner," Jim said. PET scans had confirmed that cancer was spreading throughout her lungs and chest.

But in August of this year, she had a major breakthrough, thanks to a therapy being studied in clinical trials. Just 30 days after Denise became the first CAR T-cell patient at Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals, doctors say they can't find any trace of cancer...



this is great news...

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 01:17 PM

1. It is a great thing, but right now it is a solo result

We get them a lot in medicine. One person is cured but many others are not. It raises false hopes only to see them dashed when the illness returns. The impact on the families is harsh. I say that as someone who lost both her parents to cancer.

Hope springs eternal from the human heart. Let us hope there are many more successes. We lose too many good people to some nasty diseases.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:14 AM

2. Yes, Good News.

Let's hope the lady remains cancer-free.

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