Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby me2 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:56 am

Lydia666 wrote:I am having my first scans next week and hoping for some good news. I would love to hear some positive stories of stage 1 or 2 ... I need to keep my calm until i know the extent of my problem. Thank you.


Stage 1. One tan sessile polyp measuring 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm. Adenocarcinoma, invasive at least into the sub-mocosa found during an early colonoscopy age 41.They obtained clear margins removing a piece 3cm in diameter out of my rectal wall with Trans-anal Endoscopic Micro Surgery using a 40mm operating procto scope, found no cancer in what they removed, and I was done. One day hospital stay, I was back at work in a few days, no exercise for a week, my butt hurt for two weeks if I didn't eat the pain killers they gave me, and I was tired for a while longer. Alternating flexible sigmoidoscopies and endorectal ultrasound every 3 months for 2-3 years, then every 6 months for the rest of 5 with blood draw for CEA/liver function tests. First follow-up colonoscopy in 1 year and we'll see how it goes.
July 2014 stage 1 RC t1n0m0 age 41
August 2014 TEMS
September 2015 scope one diminutive hyperplastic polyp

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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby Deborah614 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:13 pm

Stage 2 rc t3/n0/m/0 not enough margin to save sphincter, so 5/28/15 had rectum removed and anus sewed shut. It's been a really rough road for me, but my colorectal surgeon said I'm among 8% of his patients with so many complications. I'm feeling better every day at this point. Next step, adjuvant chemo. Can't wait to have this behind me. Anxiety meds prescribed, but I haven't been that anxious or depressed. I'd say at my worst, I'm disturbed. Sending best wishes to you.
Deb.
dx 12/17/14
stage 2 rectal cancer T3N0M0
standard treatment 28 days radiation w/xeloda, surgery, 8 rounds Folfox
22 shots neupogen 32 days in hospital for infections
60 years old
mother of 6, grandmother of 10, wife of 1 for 35 years
Jeremiah 29:11
05/28/15 APR, Barbie butt, permanent colostomy
May 2016 Cat scans NED!
May 2016 mammogram
June 2016 invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer left breast stage1
August3 '16 mastectomy with reconstruction, genetic screening scheduled

weisssoccermom
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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby weisssoccermom » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:16 pm

Stage IIA rectal cancer. Take a look at my signature.....I'm 9 years out from diagnosis and doing ok. For the most part, no issues here. I had to fight for the surgery that I wanted but other than that I did ok with everything.
Still have followups....scopes are now on the '5 year plan' unless I have a problem.
In the beginning though, lots of followups.
Just take it one day at a time and try not to overthink everything or spend hours on the internet googling all sorts of things about rectal cancer. You'll drive yourself nuts in the process.
Dx 6/22/2006 IIA rectal cancer
6 wks rad/Xeloda -finished 9/06
1st attempt transanal excision 11/06
11/17/06 XELOX 1 cycle
5 months Xeloda only Dec '06 - April '07
10+ blood clots, 1 DVT 1/07
transanal excision 4/20/07 path-NO CANCER CELLS!
NED now and forever!
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Cured
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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby Cured » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:01 pm

Lydia, You should anticipate that you will be around to take care of that baby. And raise him/her.

We provide encouragement, as I am now 7 years past my initial treatments. You see from my name that, from the beginning I was confident I would be cured. My Surgeon said "we're going to fix this". My tumor was "like an iceberg" in that neither the colonoscopy nor a rectal ultrasound could tell the extent of it; as it pierced the mucosal wall and had a greater mass on the other side. But all was removed and with clear margins. But since it reached the lymph nodes, I was Stage III.
But am fine now.

A positive attitude helps a lot, but we never suggest that you do not carefully consult with your doctors.

Best wishes for leaving this behind.
5-08:Stg 3 Rectal: 6/14 Nodes
Ace Surgn Remvd 90%Rectm,lots of Colon-Full Incision
Ileo Rev'd 6 Mos.
Radiatn+5fu Pre-Surgery
FOLFOX 8 Cyc,1-09
Clear Scope 8-17; CEA 2-18
Glory to God! Healed by prayers of many: for 10 yrs
7-18: tumor pressing against brain Removed
Metastatic to lung. CEA 6.9
Folfiri
CEA 4.5 after 1 chemo
8rds CEA 3
CEA 1.8, 2.3,1.7,2.2,5.7,5.3,2.3.4.8,8.4,9.1,10
12 rd Folfiri
Avastin ev 2 wks
Seizure Anti-seiz meds work-no driving for 6m
4-20PET: Lng spots=Chemo
2-21 tumor gth =Folfiri

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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby PGLGreg » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:38 pm

Stage 2a rectal, here, but no sign of cancer since my LAR operation 9 1/2 years ago. The cancer never was a big problem for me.
Greg
stage 2a rectal cancer 11/05 at age 63
LAR 12/05 with adjuvant radiation+5FU,leucovorin 1-2/06
NED for 12 years, cured

Lydia666
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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby Lydia666 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:42 pm

Thank you everyone. Tomorrow - PET scan. Fingers crossed that it will be good news!
Oct 2012- thyroid cancer
June 19, 2015 Dx@39 yrs- CRC-T3N1M0
No vascular, no perineural invasion
Aug-Sept 2015- 28 rad/5FU
Oct 28, 2015- LAR- temp ileo, neg. nodes- 0/11
March 2016- 6 rounds Xeloda/positive CHEK2 mutation
August 2016- DCIS and decided post prophylactic double mastectomy
May 2018 - clean CT
Sept 2018-clean scope
Devastation, total shock- oct 2018, invasion of peri mets
Dec 20 - 2 round of folfox
Mom to 4 & 7 yrs kids - at least i brought them to this level of independence.

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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby Nik Colon » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:44 pm

Best wishes that it goes good ♡

Lee
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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby Lee » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:52 pm

ritz75 wrote:Best wishes that it goes good ♡


Ditto!! Hears hoping for good news.

Keep us posted, your in my thoughts and prayers.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

Lydia666
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Re: Who had stage 1 and 2 rectal, and how did it go?

Postby Lydia666 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:52 pm

Hey guys, PET scan says it's mot at other organs but the nodes are too small to determine. Is that right?
Oct 2012- thyroid cancer
June 19, 2015 Dx@39 yrs- CRC-T3N1M0
No vascular, no perineural invasion
Aug-Sept 2015- 28 rad/5FU
Oct 28, 2015- LAR- temp ileo, neg. nodes- 0/11
March 2016- 6 rounds Xeloda/positive CHEK2 mutation
August 2016- DCIS and decided post prophylactic double mastectomy
May 2018 - clean CT
Sept 2018-clean scope
Devastation, total shock- oct 2018, invasion of peri mets
Dec 20 - 2 round of folfox
Mom to 4 & 7 yrs kids - at least i brought them to this level of independence.


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