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by Sanjuro
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My California LAR Story
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: My California LAR Story

Thanks everybody! Hugs!

They didn't have me do any chemo at any point. The tumor was a T1N0; the doctors didn't think it was necessary. I did ask multiple surgeons about this; they all had the same recommendation.
by Sanjuro
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My California LAR Story
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: My California LAR Story

No problem. I didn't need to do chemo prior to reversal. Various tests found that nothing had reached lymph-nodes and the tumor had not gone outside the colon wall. I believe that the ileostomy reversal surgery took about 2 hours. I was very happy to have the reversal completed; I still feel that wa...
by Sanjuro
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My California LAR Story
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: My California LAR Story

Thanks for all the replies Lee, AlexMichelle, Stacy, KathyLynn and kran. I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts and sending positive vibes! I'm happy to report that I went for a colonoscopy (about a year after the original diagnosis) and everything looks good! I still have "NED" status. Reg...
by Sanjuro
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My California LAR Story
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

My California LAR Story

Hi, I recently had Lower Anterior Resection surgery in Southern California. In the interest of sharing useful information for people that come to this site seeking support, I would like to share my story. I found this forum very helpful and I want to give back in some small way. I had rectal bleedin...
by Sanjuro
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Seeking Opinions on UCLA & USC Surgeons for LAR
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Seeking Opinions on UCLA & USC Surgeons for LAR

Hello Everyone, I'm gearing up for a LAR surgery in the Los Angeles area. I'm interested to know if anyone has opinions about surgeons, specifically for Lower Anterior Resection surgery. I hear the the colorectal surgeons at UCLA and USC are quite good. If you have any personal experience with UCLA ...
by Sanjuro
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR Results, good, bad and inbetween
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: LAR Results, good, bad and inbetween

Thanks Green Tea. Signature should appear below.
by Sanjuro
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR Results, good, bad and inbetween
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: LAR Results, good, bad and inbetween

Thanks! I'm interested in any and all info & feedback. The lesion is 13cm-15cm from the anal verge in the rectosigmoid area. The colonoscopy estimated that it is 5 x 2.5 cm. We believe it is a T2 N0 lesion that has bridged the submucosa to the muscularis propria but not broken through. I believe...
by Sanjuro
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR Results, good, bad and inbetween
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

LAR Results, good, bad and inbetween

Hi I'm gearing up for a LAR surgery & I'm really interested to understand fully what I'm in for with respect to quality of life afterwards. For those that are willing, can you post the results of your LAR here? Also if you're willing, please post what facility you had your LAR at. I am quite ner...
by Sanjuro
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preparing for Surgery... scared & need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Preparing for Surgery... scared & need advice

Thanks all for the info & support. I'm going to ask about seeing an oncologist as well. Does anyone have opinions about the Colorectal program / staff at UCLA Westwood as it relates to surgery?
by Sanjuro
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preparing for Surgery... scared & need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Preparing for Surgery... scared & need advice

Hi, I want to say that this forum has been an invaluable resource for me over the past few weeks. I'm very grateful for any input folks are able to give. Here is my situation: Had rectal bleeding, was inspected with a rigid scope and the doctor saw a legion. I had a colonoscopy w/biopsies, it came b...

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