I had my two month follow up after end of chemo in the beginning of May. I had a clear PET CT scan in Nov, so I was expecting my tumor marker levels to be normal.
(review: originally dx 5/20/2013. Tumor removed along with 18" of colon, some intestines and appendix. Tumor deposits were seen, no nodes or other mets. 12 rounds of folfox followed due to tumor deposits)
Unfortunately, my cea marker numbers went from around 7 to 65
. Oncologist ordered a new PET CT scan. I had that done on 5/15. Results were discussed on 5/19. Huge mass (14.5cm x 7cm x5cm) in my pelvic area...he couldnt even see where it was attached. He seemed in shock and said to immediately make a pre surgical consult with my surgeon. No reason to biopsy, just get it out.
I had a problem with my insurance no longer contracting wirh my preferred Surgeon and hospital. A week after the resuts, I was beginning to feel more uncomfortable, and I was bleeding vaginally. I went to the ER of my hospital of choice. After a ton of tests, they said they had bad news, I was going to be admitted, and they were scheulling surgey ASAP. I was very pleased:)
I had a total abdominal hysterectomy on 5/29. They removed both ovaries, both tubes, my uterus, cervix and omentum. The right ovary completely contained the tumor that had grown to a whopping 18 x 7 x 3. I was released on Monday june 2nd. The surgeon said "It looks great in there! No signs of cancer anywhere.". No lymph node involvement, no kidney, kiver or lung mets. The pathology report came back as Colon Cancer metastasis to the Ovary. The cellular make up pf nboth tumors were near identical. Apparaently very rare.
So im a week and four days post op, I feel pretty good in comparison to my resection.
I have an oncology consult next Tuesday to discuss more chemo.
So my question is this - I scared myself looking at survival rates last night. Most say less than a year....is that without surgery? I know its just a number, and I do have faith that I am not ths number. I feel pretty damn good....
5/20/13. Emerg bowel obstruction surgery - removed 18" of colon, perf intestines, appendix, 2" tumor. Dx colon cancer st3, no lymph nodes, two tumor deposits were found.
8/20/13 start chemo. 5fu, oxaliplantin and leucovorin
5/2014. Hige ovarian tumor, total abd hysterectomy; six more months FOLFIRI
11/2015. Two liver lesions. Feb 2016 exploratory lap
3/9. HIPEC. Results to be determined