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by Andrea1976
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good News!
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Re: Good News!

Good that he is responding to chemo well. My understanding is that you can only achieve cure with surgery in your husband’s case. Your onco is not aggressive. You can have 5 surgeons who say no to surgery and #6 says yes. If your husband is in good health he can go for cure and not just extending hi...
by Andrea1976
Fri May 22, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Time

I am deciding if treatment make sense. I can go anywhere in the world to die. Have you considered it? My kids are 16 and 18. They will survive. Unless I have hope for treatment, I don’t want to do it.
by Andrea1976
Wed May 13, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer in a lymph node
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Colon cancer in a lymph node

My surgical oncologist says 1 distant colon lymph node is larger. He is not sure if it cancer. And is ordering MRI and Pet scan. What does it mean? Obviously it would be stage 4. My liver is ok. Can lymph nodes be enlarged for other reasons? What is the treatment? Thanks
by Andrea1976
Tue May 12, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back 2nd time
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Back 2nd time

Hi, Unfortunately I am back again. Almost 5 years ago I had a cancerous polyp / mushroom type. The cancer was confined to the head, clear stalk. So it was treated by removal only. No surgery. That’s what my cancer center recommended. Every colonoscopy was good until today. I had a clear colonoscopy ...
by Andrea1976
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out yesterday I have colon cancer.
Replies: 12
Views: 2806

Re: Just found out yesterday I have colon cancer.

Sorry that you are here. I was also completely shocked. But than I realized I am greatful it's me and not my children. Did you have the polyp already removed during colonoscopy. Or waiting for surgery because they couldn't remove it? I am almost 2 years out and my children are 16 and 14 years old no...
by Andrea1976
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Experiences with T1 - please share with me
Replies: 15
Views: 3174

Re: Experiences with T1 - please share with me

That's very detailed pathology. My wasn't as detailed. Only included size of the malignant part: 0.6 cm. But not how deep in went. But all 3 of my reports do show head invasion only. Stalk was clear of any dysplacia so just s regular polyp stalk. Did your surgeon estimated your risk of lymph nodes? ...
by Andrea1976
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy, polyps and going forward
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Colonoscopy, polyps and going forward

I am Czech. Our diet is terrible - all meat and no vegetable at all. Yes, Melanoma is a skin cancer. Again so happy for you that your polyp was precancerous. I wished I had symptoms. My polyp was 5 cm and I hardly had symptoms. Than one day I did and I went to doc.the cancer was only 0.6 cm but stil...
by Andrea1976
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy, polyps and going forward
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Colonoscopy, polyps and going forward

From my understanding Lynch is associated with the flat polyps types of polyps. My cancer polyp was there for many years. I would not be suprised for 10 plus years. I did all the genetic testing so my kids know for all cancers available. Nothing came up. Crazy that because of my polyp I transfer all...
by Andrea1976
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy, polyps and going forward
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Colonoscopy, polyps and going forward

Congratulations on catching your polyp on time. I have a 16 and 14 year old. And they will start with colonoscopy at 25. We have no history in our family of colon cancer.
by Andrea1976
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy, polyps and going forward
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Colonoscopy, polyps and going forward

I had a large cancerous polyp at 39. At that time a small 2 mm polyp was removed from the cecum. Clear colonoscopy 1 year later. Now at 2 years another 2 mm polyp. Next colonoscopy in 2 years. I am lynch negative. These small polyps are tubular adenomas. What do you think? Do even people at early 40...
by Andrea1976
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am now five years cancer free after my lung recurrence
Replies: 13
Views: 2741

Re: I am now five years cancer free after my lung recurrence

Congratulations!!! So happy. I see that you were also double lucky:-( I was also diagnosed stage 0 Melanoma. Maybe my cancer polyp save my life:-)
by Andrea1976
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 41 W/ Lg Flat Polyp, upcoming resection scares
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: 41 W/ Lg Flat Polyp, upcoming resection scares

I had a cancer polyp. But it was pedunculated - like a mushroom. I am having another colonoscopy this Friday at almost 2 years.
by Andrea1976
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: vacation, travel, whatever...just do it!
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: vacation, travel, whatever...just do it!

So happy to hear! I completely agree with you. I have been living in my suit case since my polyp. From the Caribbean, Florida, California, Europe etc... all with my kiddos:-) going to Caribbean and NYC next month... life is too short as we all know...
by Andrea1976
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Experiences with T1 - please share with me
Replies: 15
Views: 3174

Re: Experiences with T1 - please share with me

With t1 polyps the doc are trying to estimate risk of lymph nodes involvement based on location, type of polyp, negative features etc... I have a almost 2 year colonoscopy coming up on Friday. The same day in the evening I am heading to watch my kiddo play at a varsity game and than to a Halloween p...
by Andrea1976
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Experiences with T1 - please share with me
Replies: 15
Views: 3174

Re: Experiences with T1 - please share with me

Looks like you didn't have a surgery correct but your tumor wasn't removed completely during colonoscopy. And you had radiation and chemo to treat tumor and possible spread. That makes total sense to me. In our polyp cancer type of situation it's different and unclear. Our polyps with little element...

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