Genetic Counseling Appointment

Please feel free to read, share your thoughts, your stories and connect with others!
DarknessEmbraced
Posts: 3577
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Genetic Counseling Appointment

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue May 24, 2016 12:40 pm

I had my genetic counseling appointment via video conferencing. It will take a week for the medical release forms that I need to sign and send back. One of them is to give permission for the genetic testing center to have slides of my tumor. Another is for blood samples. The tumor testing will take a month and they will be looking if the tumor has characteristics of Lynch Syndrome. if it does then they will do DNA testing on my blood. If I do have Lynch Syndrome then they would recommend removing my ovaries and fallopian tubes. I am also going to sign release forms for them to have access to the pathology, surgical reports of my parathyroid surgeries for testing for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia. That syndrome can make someone predisposed to developing various cancers.
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! :)

Dori W
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:30 pm
Facebook Username: Dori Woodhouse

Re: Genetic Counseling Appointment

Postby Dori W » Tue May 24, 2016 3:06 pm

I just got back from seeing my oncologist and she recommended genetic testing for me. Good luck to you. It's a little bit stressful! I've been NED for a long time (eight years) and I've gotten used to not worrying so much (almost like before cancer). Now I'm back on Google and freaking myself out. I'm putting a stop to that now though. My appointment is not until August and there is no way I'm going to allow myself to obsessively research and stress out about it.

I hope your appointment goes well and that your results are good!

Dori
Diagnosed stage 3C signet ring colon cancer in May, 2008
14 out of 18 positive lymph nodes
Final treatment in November, 2008
NED ever since
I used to have an account under "Dori," but I've lost access to it.
You can view my old posts here: search.php?author_id=1446&sr=posts

DarknessEmbraced
Posts: 3577
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Genetic Counseling Appointment

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue May 24, 2016 3:17 pm

Thank you! I know it will take a while for the tumor testing and even longer for DNA testing. I hope your appointment goes well. I hope that I don't have Lynch Syndrome or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.(MEN). I've been NED since surgery November 20th, 2014 but I didn't find out really find out until after my yearly ct scans October 2015. Yes best not to google. I had already researched MEN and Lynch Syndrome. Also we talked about it during my appointment.
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! :)


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



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests