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by Buxton
Fri May 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 year scans
Replies: 24
Views: 5019

Re: 5 year scans

Hi. Yes, I had radiotherapy and now have the stress of PSA tests every 3 or 6 months. I chose 6 months! It dropped a lot the first time but the next two showed small drops which I found disappointing. But Dr seems happy so I suppose I should be too. Thanks for your sympathy, the PC took over from bc...
by Buxton
Fri May 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 year scans
Replies: 24
Views: 5019

Re: 5 year scans

Hi. How did you get on? Or if I missed your news, my apologies. Haven't been here for a while. Dealing with prostate cancer now so more waiting.
by Buxton
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 year scans
Replies: 24
Views: 5019

Re: 5 year scans

DarknessEmbraced wrote:My 5 year scans are on the 13th. I won't find out the results until I see my family doctor on the 21st.

I've just read 'considered cured!' Excellent news. Hugs from New Zealand.
by Buxton
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 year scans
Replies: 24
Views: 5019

Re: 5 year scans

DarknessEmbraced wrote:My 5 year scans are on the 13th. I won't find out the results until I see my family doctor on the 21st.


As you might remember from our posts, we are very similar. T3NOM0, 22 lymph nodes ok, no chemo or bag. So everything should be ok, but the waiting can be stressful as you know. 5 years!
by Buxton
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Six years today!
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Six years today!

MeAndMine wrote:Congratulations on that milestone!

Thanks MeAndMine.
by Buxton
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Six years today!
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Six years today!

I hope your radiation treatments go well!*hugs* Congratulations on six years! :) Thanks Darkness Embraced. Yes the treatment was ok, in January. Side effects passed in time. The first PSA test showed a good drop but the second one three months later was a very small drop of .2, but specialist was o...
by Buxton
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Six years today!
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Six years today!

Hi. It's been a while since I've been here, but want to share my encouraging news. Six years today since my emergency extended right hemicolectomy. The magic 5 years was reached with the usual anxiety but all was well. Hugs and flowers time from and to my wonderful nurse. BM's are 'variable' but not...
by Buxton
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 85
Views: 12876

Re: CEA Levels

CEA checks make me incredibly nervous. My number is up, but has stayed basically the same for 4 months. My CT and PET in august 2018 were clear. My onc says that great that there was no big change in 4 months. My dr. doesnt offer much about the cause of elevation. I’ve looked up a lot of stuff abou...
by Buxton
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

5 years

I don't know if I shared my good news here, but I passed the 5 year mark recently with no adverse test results during that time. It was an emergency extended right hemicolectomy with a complete blockage and two small perforations away from the tumour. I hope my good news encourages anyone who is sta...
by Buxton
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member
Replies: 51
Views: 8317

Re: New member

Welcome to the forum but sorry for the reason you're here. This board is wonderful for support and learning everything you can!*hugs* We are here for you! Hi. Just browsing and noticed that your surgery was quite similar to mine. I was also T3N0M0 with 22 lymph nodes ok. No chemo or radiation eithe...
by Buxton
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If only......
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: If only......

Glad it was sorted - eventually! My experience was nothing like yours but was quite interesting. Symptoms were just some discomfort then constipation. Diagnosed after blood tests with an infection so on antibiotics for a week or so. No change after next test so try different antibiotics. Still an in...
by Buxton
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T3N0M0
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: T3N0M0

All I have had so far is a CEA blood test and a quick prod around my stomach by the surgeon. Early days, but waiting even a day for the result freaked me out. They say the anxiety diminishes with time. Next test in April. You'll be fine - hope you have a celebration planned for your wedding annivers...
by Buxton
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T3N0M0
Replies: 2
Views: 740

T3N0M0

First time here. I think I know what T3 N0M0 means, but now I am worried about recurrence, as I suppose everybody who has bowel cancer does. Mine was a right Hemicolectomy. I felt some adhesions give way about three months after surgery. Hope this is normal. At the top of the scar. :?:

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