NED since surgery - November 2007. Knock on wood. Last CT was August 2009; next one in February 2009.
Update February 2011 -
Spots showed up on lungs - CT scan February 2010
June 2010 - CT scan - improvement - next scan; 6 months
December 2010 - PET/CT and diagnostic CT - lymph node in pelvis lit up plus one in chest and spots on both lungs
January 2011 - PET/CT and diagnostic CT - lymph node in pelvis not lighting up; lymph node in chest still lighting up + spots in lungs; though not huge change from December 2010
February 2011 - VATS to right lung - 2 spots removed; 1 cancer 1 not cancer; lymph node left as a 'measure' of how effective chemo will be (lymph node is in a bad spot - will do chemo first).
If response to chemo is good, I may be a candidate for another VATS procedure or targeted radiation in the future.
Continue to live life from treatment to treatment, scan to scan.
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Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
Chemo for Life
2012 Colondar Model