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by Megrmcd13
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 8 year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2664

Re: 8 year cancerversary

I’m waiting for my husband to finish his first colonoscopy after diagnosis and this is exactly what I needed to read today. Congrats!!!!
by Megrmcd13
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice Needed: Is lung surgery the best approach?
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Advice Needed: Is lung surgery the best approach?

This is what I would put in my signature! How do I add this to all of my posts. Let me know if this info changes anyone's advice or thoughts! Wife to Husband DX with Stage III RC at 33 11/18 Moderately differentiated Adenocarcinoma MSS, No Known Mutations (MSK IMPACT Testing pending) 2/19: MRI shows...
by Megrmcd13
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice Needed: Is lung surgery the best approach?
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Advice Needed: Is lung surgery the best approach?

Rob’s view on question 5, based on a mixture of decent research, dubious research, and a year of personal observation. There’s a few caveats in there as I don’t know the age and health status of your husband. In an otherwise fit patient with a good performance score, any surgery with a reasonable p...
by Megrmcd13
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice Needed: Is lung surgery the best approach?
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Advice Needed: Is lung surgery the best approach?

I have no medical background except as a patient and I'm not sure what you mean by a 2-part open surgery. Thank you!! By two part surgery I meant two separate open surgeries (one on each lung). The surgeon plans to palpitate each lung to remove any additional tumors that may not be visible on the C...
by Megrmcd13
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice Needed: Is lung surgery the best approach?
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Advice Needed: Is lung surgery the best approach?

After 2 months of chemo “watching and waiting” (and being off chemo for 5 of the 6 past months) no new nodules popped up in my husband’s lungs so the surgeon is willing to do a 2 part open surgery to remove the 12 spots. The surgeon told us that this is more than likely not a “cure” and that while t...
by Megrmcd13
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need suggestion on stage 3c to metastatic to lung
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Need suggestion on stage 3c to metastatic to lung

That's great Claudine! How many lug nodules did your husband have? My husband has ~8 <1cm nodules between both lungs. It's great to hear that chemo worked so well on your husband's - hoping we get similar results if that's the path we end up taking.
by Megrmcd13
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need suggestion on stage 3c to metastatic to lung
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Need suggestion on stage 3c to metastatic to lung

Suniva - My husband is in a similar position and has what the doctors think are mets to both lungs. The lung surgeon said it can be harder to find the met after chemo if it shrinks, but it seems like after a discussion with my husband's primary colorectal surgeon and the oncologist, they are still l...
by Megrmcd13
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed

Hi all! We got some pretty hopeful news yesterday when we met with the thoracic surgeon at MSKCC. He proposed a 2 part open surgery where he would basically feel around the lungs and cut out any tumors. My husband had his ileostomy bag reversal scheduled for this Thursday (now postponed - hopefully ...
by Megrmcd13
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed

We are meeting with Dr. Ku at MSK and met with him in the past. We’re in somewhat of unique situation as my husband got his pump installed at MSK, but has seen an oncologist at Penn. I will definitely reach out to both doctors and try to get consults scheduled. My husband is young and otherwise in g...
by Megrmcd13
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed

Thanks everyone! We met with our oncologist at Penn this motioning and he seems to want to keep Brendan on folfiri. All docs / surgeons are ok with Brendan getting his illeostomy reversed and starting chemo after that. We are going to meet with the oncologist at MSKCC (where our surgeons are) becaus...
by Megrmcd13
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed

Julie - Thanks for sharing your story and advice! Your story seeks similar to ours so praying that we have the same outcome as you have. We just finished the 12th planned round of systemic chemo with 3 more through the hai pump and finally felt like we’d be able to breathe a little. The lung spots d...
by Megrmcd13
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Lung metastasis - advice and hope needed

Hi all! I could really use some stories of hope right now as we just got news that the small lung spots that they had been monitoring seemed to have grown in the time my husband was off of chemo recovering from rectal surgery / liver ablation. He had completed 12 rounds of chemo (4 of folfox, 4 of f...

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