The main tumor, while still present, has continued to noticeably shrink. Some of the nodules that had formed on Elle's cavity wall have disappeared. And there has been zero spread of the cancer to any other part of her system. So to say Beth and I are happy with the latest news is an understatement. And while it's just one step in the long haul, it's a big one.
Now the question becomes whether we go one more round of chemo (VAC and Doxo/Cisplatin) or can we do surgery now? That hasn't been decided yet. If we do one more round that would be another two months of chemo. The surgical doctors will examine the scans and then we'll all get together to talk. So that decision is still a few days off, at least, from being made.
But for now, we are breathing a sigh of relief and celebrating another victory for Elle.