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by mistydawn_67
Fri May 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 388

PET confusion

Have some PET scan results on my husband who was stage III in 2011, mets to live and lymph nodes in 2016-17. Increasing pain, weight loss, and increasing tumor markers. PET results ~ I thought FDG uptake showed activity, however the report says no evidence. While I am excited for this, It feels too ...
by mistydawn_67
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer
Replies: 3535
Views: 584154

Re: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer

I have no idea how to reply to specific message on the forum... LPL, He was being monitored with CT scans, colonoscopy, and blood work.. Our insurance did not pay for the PET scan and our doctor did not advocate for it. We got one several months later. Lack of trust with our doc led us to MD Anderso...
by mistydawn_67
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer
Replies: 3535
Views: 584154

Re: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer

Hello :) I am Misty.. My husband "Tuffy" was diagnosed in 7/2011 with IIIB. Underwent treatment and in 4/2016 CEA was up to 8.. Six months later 16, the to 27.7... Finally received a PET scan in April 2017 showing mets to liver/lymph nodes. We consulted MD Anderson in Houston and very glad...
by mistydawn_67
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrance
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: Recurrance

"It would be helpful to know a few more details of your husband's initial diagnosis. For example was his cancer in the colon or rectum? If colon cancer is going to come back it tends to happen a little more quickly than with rectal cancer (although there are exceptions). How many of your husban...
by mistydawn_67
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrance
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: Recurrance

Hi everyone! Sorry I have not checked in.. life is a whirlwind.... My husband's CEA was at a 27.7 and we FINALLY got a PET scan.... Liver and lymph node mets. We did go to MD Anderson in Houston and he seems positive to think that this can be put into remission and has had similar patients in remiss...
by mistydawn_67
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrance
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: Recurrance

I believe he had 4 lymph nodes involved. (How does one forget that stuff?) He had a CT scan 7 months ago that looked "good". His cancer did not involve the rectum. Started in his appendix and they said was a very aggressive ca. He has been having a lot of unexplained back pain bilateral. H...
by mistydawn_67
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrance
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Recurrance

Hi there. My husband was diagnosed with stage III 5 years ago last July. He did 6 chemo treatments and I cannot remember the names of the medications now. He has been in smooth sailing and had his appointment on Friday to follow up. They told him everything looked good. Monday we get a call that his...

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