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I just got my pathology from the lymph node surgery. All clear margins! No detectable cancer!!!!! I'm so freaking excited.

Next steps are full body ct scans and Interferon.

Grateful,

Colleen

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OMG, that's amazing!!! So happy for you :D :D Yay!!!!!!!

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I just got my pathology from the lymph node surgery. All clear margins! No detectable cancer!!!!! I'm so freaking excited.

Next steps are full body ct scans and Interferon.

Grateful,

Colleen

OMG!! Such wonderful news! (((hug))) :)

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That is fantastic news!!!

I am very happy for you - wow, now there is something to be thankful for.

Thank you for sharing :D

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So happy for you!! What wonderful news. :)

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I'm so happy for you, too! Please know, though, that if your cancer returns in the future, there is hope with a newly studied supplement called Artemisinin. I have Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer that has spread to my lymphatic system (ALL of my lymph nodes are cancerous), but the Artemisinin has given me back my life. Many people go into remission with Artemisinin, but I haven't yet. However, my quality of life is very high....and I believe it has beaten it back a bit. As long as it doesn't spread further, I'm fine. Let me know through a PM if you wish to receive further information on Artemisinin and how it works. It's considered more powerful than any chemo on the market, and it has no side effects. Once all of the clinical studies are concluded, people will hear more about it.

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I am so happy for you, Colleen! That must have really burst the worry bubble! :D You are going to be fine.

It's so nice to hear happy news these days and this is the best!

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So happy for you Colleen and Rose...keep up the good fight. Brighter days are ahead! Well wishes for the both of you!!!! :)

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What great news, fantastic.

Glad you have people around you too.

Mw x

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