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Postby kpjpmom » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:46 pm

At my last treatment my CEA markers were up to 380. I had a scan today to see what is going on. Waiting for the results. I hope they come in before Friday. I have lab and treatment on Monday. We will have to discuss what treatment to do next. Folfox,folfri with Erbitux done 2 times. 5fu was discontinued on the last treatment of folfri due to constant diarrhea. That resolved those issues but my markers started climbing. Does xeloda cause the diarrhea like 5fu? Need some swinging chickens and prayers for our next steps. Thanks.
DX March 2011 stg 3 cc
Kidney cancer May 2011
Folfox 6months (12 rnds)
It's Back! October 2012 colon resection, kidney removed.FOLFIRI/Erbitux starts Jan.2013
Completed FOLFIRI June 2013, Erbitux continues
March 2015 Met to spine. Radiation 15 treatments
Folfri, 5fu dropped after 3x, Erbitux and Iri continued CEA rising. Moved to
Folfox, Xeloda,Avastin until Feb. 2016 oxilap. Neuropathy returns.
Xeloda,Avastin continues.

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Re: Waiting

Postby orcasres » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:55 pm

Prayers and chickens heading your way. Hope you get news and a new plan soon. Lois
63 yo F
Colon resection Sept. 2010
pT3N0M0 Stage 2A
Medullary Tumor 6.5cm long
Lymphovascular invasion
Lynch negative
12 FOLFOX 11/2010 to 5/2011 8 w/Oxi
NED so far

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Re: Waiting

Postby peanut_8 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:15 am

kpjpmom, I've got my bird at the ready, and I fully intend to swing him until he is dizzy. in your honor. You are a true warrior in the battle against CRC cancer.

I had a terrible problem with diarrhea while on Xeloda. There are measures you can take to alleviate the problem. Have you tried tincture of morphine? That was the next recommended measure for me. I finished treatment before I needed.

Best wishes.
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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Re: Waiting

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:38 am

Good luck with your scans!
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

Nik Colon

Re: Waiting

Postby Nik Colon » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:41 pm

Best wishes

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