Happy Cancerversary to ME!

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tammylayne
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Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby tammylayne » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:50 pm

Well....it came...and went. It happened quietly, without a lot of fanfare, without a lot of fuss....but it was one of the biggest, loudest, happiest, IMPORTANT days of my life.

December 6th 2015 goes down as my day....my day that I got to say...I made it. 5 Years....I made it.

I know it was just a day, maybe not really any more significant then December 1st, or 3rd, or 23rd, but to me...it was my day. It was THE day.

Happy Cancerversary to me... :wink:
51 F
'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

"You never know how strong you are until you have to become your own hero."

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CRguy
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby CRguy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:00 pm

Damn straight it is !!!

MEGA CHEERS and colorectal butt kickin' to be continued harsh ole skule
Canuck style ... eh ????
Damn straight ... calls for the squirrel

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Harmony my friend and MANY happy returns to you !
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
13 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

Steph20021
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby Steph20021 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:33 am

Nice! Happy to hear it!
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, NED
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
01/17- pulmonary embolism
02/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
08/16- on folfiri
01/18-folfox
11/18- Beacon trial-encorafenib & cetuximab

Lydia666
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Location: Montreal, Canada

Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby Lydia666 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:49 am

So happy for you Tammy!! Celebrate life!
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.

Thetoad
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby Thetoad » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:31 am

Yes! Very happy for you. My 70th birthday, so I was celebrating something different. 2 years and 23 days since my op so a while until the magic 5! Well done you!
Emergency extended rt hemi November 2013.
Complete blockage, small perforation.
Stage 2a.
T3N0M0
22 Lymph nodes clear.
No bag.

Yearly appts appts and 6 monthly CEA tests.
Incisional hernia repair, mesh Nov. 2014.
Cellulitus
CEA 1.4 on 28/7/17
27/5/17. Gallbladder removed, open.
Good consultation Feb. 2017
CEA 1.7 on 16/11/17 colonoscopy ok Jan. 2018 :)
Nurse pleased, March 2018. CEA 1.8. One more CEA test and hopefully last appt in November, 2018.
Prostate cancer, Gleason 7 (3+4) Sept. '18.

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juliej
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby juliej » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:44 pm

AWESOME news, Tammy! Such a huge milestone! Here's to many more years of good health!
Stage IVb, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/2011
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/2011
Adjuvant Irinotecan + FUDR
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/2012
Adjuvant FUDR + Xeloda
VATS rt. lung 12/2012 - benign granuloma!
VATS left lung 11/2013
NED 11/22/13 to 12/18/2019, CEA<1

DarknessEmbraced
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:14 pm

Wonderful news Tammy! So happy for you!*hugs*
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! :)

ripley86
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby ripley86 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:04 pm

Congratulations!!
:D
Female, 62 yo
DX Sept 2012
Xeloda with rad 28 treat
Surgery, resection 4/13
6/33 lymph nodes +
Shadow on liver found in ER 6/13
Folfox with Avastin 6/13
2 nodules in left lung
(4mm and 2mm)
Nodule rt lung 3mm to 8 mm
Folfiri started 9/14
ER due to clot on lung 2/15
Start Lovenox
Folfiri stopped 9/15
Started trial 12/15
Trial end 2/16
Started trial Stivarga 2/16

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hopeful
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby hopeful » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:43 pm

Congratulations to YOU! :D
Caregiver to husband diagnosed 11/09 stage IIIb colon cancer
Surgery 11/5/09
12 rounds FOLFOX beginning 12/18/09
Folfox finished 6/3/10
Last scan Jan 2015
NED since Dec. 2009

lpas
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby lpas » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:00 pm

So awesome--CONGRATS!!!
11/14 Dx sigmoid CC @ 45yo
12/14 Colectomy + hysterectomy
Stage IIIB, T3N1bM0, 2/20 nodes, MSS, G2, KRAS(A146T), TP53, SMAD4, ERBB2, CEA 1.0
2/15-7/15 XELOX & celecoxib
2/19 clean scope
11/19 clean CT
Ongoing cimetidine & other targeted supplements
Mom to a 6 & 8yo

lauragb
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby lauragb » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:25 pm

Wow!! This is great news! Congratulations! Stay well :D
RC 3B 7/2011 @ 53
Chemoradiation 5 weeks 8/11
LAR-Hysterect-temp ileo
pCR, 0/23 nodes
Folfox 1/12, Xeloda 2/12 to 5/12
Reversal 5/12
SBO,lysis of adhesions 12/12
NED 11/12, 11/13, 6/16

ams5796
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby ams5796 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:27 pm

Wonderful news! So happy for you!



Ann
Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
2/10 lung mets
3/11 VATS
6/11 VATS
7/13 lung met
2/14 SBRT
NED 8/14
5/17 scan and MRI found treated spine met

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Phuong
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby Phuong » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:50 pm

5 years!!! Congratulations and a very happy cancerversary!!!
Phuong
http://sonofamotherlessgoat.net/
dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

justin case
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby justin case » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:06 pm

Truly a celebration occasion 8) 8) 8)
Michael
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7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

Fluff Bottom
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Re: Happy Cancerversary to ME!

Postby Fluff Bottom » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:07 pm

That's wonderful. Congrats!!!
10/26/15-Colonoscopy-Mass in Sigmoid
adenocarcinoma mucinous type components.
Lynch Neg
Stage IIIb-T3N1c, 3/13 nodes, High Grade-Poorly Diff to Undiff
12/16/15-Port, FOLFOX
12 rounds FOLFOX 5/22/16
5/22/18-Clear CT
9/6/18-CT for possible hernia=mets
9/18/18 PET mets to lungs, liver, peri
10/23/18-rapid growth of mets
BRAF V600, KRAS Wild, MSS
Back on FOLFOX=reaction
FOLFIRI until it failed
Tafinlar/Mekinist=Kidney Failure
Mets to uterus, adrenal gland
Low dose Stivarga/Opdivo. Possible liver toxicity.


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