Leap day shrinkage!

Please feel free to read, share your thoughts, your stories and connect with others!
KElizabeth
Posts: 400
Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:41 pm
Facebook Username: KElizabeth
Location: Omaha

Leap day shrinkage!

Postby KElizabeth » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:41 pm

I went in this morning for my quarterly CT scan to evaluate the progress of treatment. I was expecting to get results when my I see my Oncologist on Wednesday, but the clinic called just before 5:00 with results. .. and ....
THEY WERE GREAT!
Two out of three lung lesions have melted and all that remains is scar tissue. The remaining lung lesions is shrinking. Both measurable liver lesions are shrinking and there are no new lesions!
I hope this gives someone hope because Folfiri and Avastin can really kick some cancer BUTT.
Remember to wear blue this Friday friends!
Female age 39- ,2 teens.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFIRI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - July 2017
Durvalumab and Cediranib Sept 2017 Dec 17
FOLFOX with desensitization protocol - current

User avatar
CRguy
Posts: 10246
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:00 pm

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby CRguy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:59 pm

Congrats on the good news !

Stable and shrinkage are two of the sweeter words in our CRC lexicon

Cheers and Harmony
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

User avatar
NZJay
Posts: 640
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:00 pm
Location: NZ

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby NZJay » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:18 am

yayuh! Nice!
11-13 Dx CC
SPS T4b(touched stomach organ),N1(3/23),M0(Stage 3B)
11-13: resect + partial gastrect
2-14: 1 Tx Cape + Oxy; renal failure, colitis
4-14: 7 Tx Capecitabine
1-15: clear CT
7-15: clear scope
1-16: clear CT
3-17: clear CT
10-17: clear scope (5 year gap now!)
CEA@dx: 8.4 / 6-15: 4.0 / 10-15: 4.2 / 2-16: 4.9 / 7-16: 4.9 / 11-16: 5.0 / 6-17: 4.5
NED since resection

Stanfordmom
Posts: 612
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 1:32 am

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby Stanfordmom » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:59 am

Congrats! really happy for you!
DX 4/2/2014 at 44, stage 4, mets liver and ovaries
Mom to 2 boys
Three surgeries, HAI pump and lots of chemo
fighting!

JudeD59
Posts: 726
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:16 pm

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby JudeD59 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:15 am

Oh how I love good news and this is GREAT news!! Congrats!! I'm so happy for you I'm doing my leap day happy dance!

Judy
56 yrs old, wife, mother to 4 daughters
RC Stage II T3N0M0 DX April 2, 2015
6 cm. mid-rectum-CEA 121
Xeloda and radiation finished 06/15/15- CEA 242
CEA right before surgery 81
LAR performed 8/12/15 Temporary ileostomy
CEA 10-21-15 1.6
PET scan 11-4-15 All clear
Port installed 11/11/15
Folfox started 11/18/15
Folfox stopped due to bad reaction
Reversal 2/17/16
CEA 2/3/16 1.7
CEA 3/31/16 1.3
CT Scan 4/12/16 All Clear
Port removed 4/21/16
CEA 5/24/17 1.4

stu
Posts: 1396
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby stu » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:59 am

I an delighted for you. Enjoy. Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

midlifemom
Posts: 1358
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:58 am
Location: NJ

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby midlifemom » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:48 am

Congrats on shrinkage!!! :D :) :D
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?

KElizabeth
Posts: 400
Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:41 pm
Facebook Username: KElizabeth
Location: Omaha

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby KElizabeth » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:37 am

Thanks for the kind words everyone. This is such a relief for my little family.
Female age 39- ,2 teens.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFIRI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - July 2017
Durvalumab and Cediranib Sept 2017 Dec 17
FOLFOX with desensitization protocol - current

macpudd
Posts: 120
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:00 pm

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby macpudd » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:57 am

Such good news, you must be delighted, hope there's plenty more to come :D
Dx 10/13/2014 right hemicolectomy 10/15/2014 pT4b N0 M0
Folfox x12 from Dec 2014 to July 2015
01/16/18 tonic seizure hospital admission
01/17/18 ct and mri 2cm tumor on left side of brain
commenced anti epileptic and steroids and
insulin.
01/25/18 brain craniotomy 80% of tumour removed pathology says gbm4
6 weeks of rad and Temodar chemo and then 6 monthly cycles of Temodar
MRI in Oct no tumor
Mri Jan 2019 tumour growth Feb Pet scan tumour 6cm, no surgery, starting Avastin also Lomustine

DarknessEmbraced
Posts: 3524
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:17 am

Wonderful news! Congratulations! :D
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! :)

peanut_8
Posts: 2334
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 1:31 pm

Re: Leap day shrinkage!

Postby peanut_8 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:24 am

Hurray! Shrinkage if good.

Image

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


Return to “Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests