Rectal cancer spreads to elbow

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teachpdx
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Rectal cancer spreads to elbow

Postby teachpdx » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:52 pm

So I go to the doctor about a sprain/tear in my elbow (brachial muscle). The dr mentions that people usually injure their biceps and as way of explanation I mention that I had cancer and that I'm deconditioned. He immediately asks me what kind and where it normally spreads to - NOT THE ELBOW :shock: . Do these drs read at ALL? It was so ridiculous as to be comical. SO frustraing
4/24/12 RC T3N1M0 age 53
5/23-7/2 - 26 chemorad - Xeloda
7/16 Lynch- MSH2
8/28 LAR w/ temp ileo, CR, 0/11,M0, hysterectomy
10/13 6 cycles Xeloda - completed only 1 1/2 due to HFS
3/12/13 - reversal
8/13 NED
6/15 - HFS gone!

Lydia666
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Re: Rectal cancer spreads to elbow

Postby Lydia666 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:03 pm

You scared me there for a minute!!!
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: Rectal cancer spreads to elbow

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:14 pm

Lucy would have know how to react to that level of stupidity.

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female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
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April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
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teachpdx
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Re: Rectal cancer spreads to elbow

Postby teachpdx » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:10 pm

peanut_8 wrote:Lucy would have know how to react to that level of stupidity.

peanut


LOL :lol:
4/24/12 RC T3N1M0 age 53
5/23-7/2 - 26 chemorad - Xeloda
7/16 Lynch- MSH2
8/28 LAR w/ temp ileo, CR, 0/11,M0, hysterectomy
10/13 6 cycles Xeloda - completed only 1 1/2 due to HFS
3/12/13 - reversal
8/13 NED
6/15 - HFS gone!

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elise
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Re: Rectal cancer spreads to elbow

Postby elise » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:02 pm

Oh geez :/

if it helps at all, I've had a lot of issues with my bicep at the attachment to the elbow. Looks like its due to (1) all my bloodwork being done on one vein on that side which has created some adhesions. Physio has helped this. (2) my pec is always tight under my port. getting that loosened out has helped a lot with my shoulder which helps my bicep.

Yup, it's all connected. But not a straight line from your rectum to your elbow! :roll:

Elise
2012
Feb - Stage 2 (T3 N0 M0) CC @ 30
Mar - R hemicolectomy, 18 LN
May-Nov 6 - Chemo (8 Xeloda)
2013
Feb - NED
2014
Feb - NED
May - Stage 4 - 1 liver met @ 32
Jun - Liver resection
Oct - CLEAN SCAN
Aug-Jan - FOLFOX 5 rounds, 5FU X 6
2015
Ap, Oct - NED
2016
Mar - NED

esk2poo
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Re: Rectal cancer spreads to elbow

Postby esk2poo » Sun May 01, 2016 9:11 am

Obviously he didn't know his ass from his elbow.
Dx 8/23/11 stage 3b crc
3 of 11 LN's
resection 9/15/11
folfox start 10/31/11 12 sessions
De-ported 6/2012
clear CT 7/2012
Clear colonoscopy 9/2012


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