scan vs dental checkup

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Rob in PA
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scan vs dental checkup

Postby Rob in PA » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:50 pm

So, this upcoming scan on Monday is freaking me out... butt, someone compared it to a six month dental checkup in terms of anxiety. Well NO its not the same. Dental bad newest is temporary. Scanter bad news is,well,bad. Rant over.
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

Nik Colon

Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby Nik Colon » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:51 am

Wow, I assume they don't have cancer, what a horrible comparison! :evil:

midlifemom
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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby midlifemom » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:24 am

Ditto what Nik said - whoever said that to you must not have cancer experience.

I do wonder - do NED folks have more or less scanxiety than those with active disease?
Stage 3 cc - dx Jan '14 age 53, cea 2.9
t2n2m0, KRAS mutant, MSS
Folfox Feb - Aug '14
Nov '14 cea 27.7 -2 liver masses
Dec '14 left lobectomy and HAI
Jan '15 FUDR and FOLFIRI
Aug '15 fudr done, liver clear, add avastin for lungs. Cea 4.3
Feb '16 CEA rising
May '16 2 wk break then drop Iri for 6 weeks.
Jul '16 cancer grew, constricted main bile duct. Stent inserted. On break till jaundice clears. CEA climbing. Doing reduced Folfox. Allergic to Oxali.
Sep'16 chemo failed. Trial or hospice?

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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby Carolinabluetec » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:28 am

I would say that I have moderate anxiety after the scan before I get the results. There is "that damn elephant in the room".
03/14 DX Adenocarcinoma Sigmoid Polyp
05/14 Da Vinci Sigmoid Colectomy
06/14 T3N0Mx, staged IIa
07/14 Xeloda 3000 mg/day 14 on/7 off 8 rounds
12/14 Finished Chemo
01/15 CT NED :D
07/15 Colonoscopy NED :D
08/15 CT NED :D
03/16 CT NED 8)

JDinNC
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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby JDinNC » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:40 am

About two weeks before my scan...I can't sleep
During the scan..My mind is repeating....please no cancer , please no cancer
Then I have a week wait before my results...which is pure torture!

I've been NED since my colon resection....I can't continue to be this lucky...I know my cancer will eventually come back...so it's just a mind game that no person should ever have to go through.

And they say..stress is a cancer factor...well DUH!
61 y/o female @ DX...........
T3N0M1
6/13 DX- stage 4
Sigmoid colon cancer.
One met to lung
7/13 colon resection
8/13 lung resection
7/17 four years....NED
8/18 five years....NED
MELANOMA
63 y/o @ DX
6/15 stage 2a
7/15 surgery on arm
7/15 NED
4/16 recurrance
5/16 remove metastasis from back
5/16. Started immunotherapy
8/16 discontinue treatment
7/18...PET scan...NED

jalusa
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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby jalusa » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:04 am

JD - why do you think it must come back? There are those on this board that had more advanced disease than yours that have been NED for a long time.
Hoping to get to resection with HAI pump.
Failed PVE - Searching for options
Chemo for life

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Rob in PA
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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby Rob in PA » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:14 am

I guess i am fortunate in that I get my results about two hours after my scan. My doctor has been incredibly good about that. I have scan around 11:00 am and then get lunch and meet my onc around 1 or 2 for the "news".
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby CRguy » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:16 am

Chickens shall be swung my friend !

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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby eleven11 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:10 pm

good luck to you rob! My mom gets her scan results today too. we are all nervous!
11/11 Mom dx @ age 50 T3M0N0
2012 12 tx FOLFOX
12/13 2 lung nodules
1/14 VATS wedge
3/14-present 5FU
4/15 Lobectomy RML

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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby Vol » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:15 pm

Rob,

I'm pulling for you. I got some good thoughts and prayers (new thing for me) coming your way. Hope for nothing but "NED".

Vol
Dad - 51
Father of 3 girls (27, 26, 20)
08/15 - Resection 08/15
08/15 - Dx - Stage 2A - High Risk (perf colon), 0 of 27 nodes
08/15 - Start - 8 cycles Xeloda, first 4 with Oxaliplatin (done in February)

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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby Bob_Weiss » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:45 pm

midlifemom wrote:Ditto what Nik said - whoever said that to you must not have cancer experience.

I do wonder - do NED folks have more or less scanxiety than those with active disease?


Each patient responds differently, but I'm very nervous prior to a scan and also when I get the results. I've always become anxious very easily- I could not have survived combat overseas.
Stage 3 R/C -1 node+ ( 7/09)
5 wks radiation, 2 wks chemo: 5FU (8-9/09)
Rectal surgery: tumor removal (11/09)
10 rounds Xeloda: 3000mg/daily 1 wk on/1 wk off (1/10-6/10)
Supplements: Aspirin, Calcium, Vit. D3
03/27/17: 7+ yrs. since surgery--still NED

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Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby KWT » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:33 pm

Good luck Monday, Rob.

Nik Colon

Re: scan vs dental checkup

Postby Nik Colon » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:10 am

I had no anxiety when dx and none after finding out stage 4, I am currently NED after surgery and find myself more anxious on my next scan, I guess hoping it doesn't return.


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