I attended Colon Cancer Alliance 5k!

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I attended Colon Cancer Alliance 5k!

Postby CLD » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:16 am

Just want to share my experience attending a colon cancer awareness 5k yesterday. I attended with my husband and our 1 year old (In a stroller). There were about 140 participants, but this was only the 2nd year at this location, so I expect that the number will grow each year. We had the opportunity to meet 2012 colander model Staci, who graciously shared her inspiring story with the crowd, and I got to chat with her a bit before the race. If you are thinking of attending an event but are not a runner, don't let that stop you. The atmosphere was very casual and most people walked and talked, some even stopping to take advantage of the yard sales! The humidity was excruciating, but we are happy to have done a little to raise awareness for colon cancer!
Wife to DH/ Father of 6 (age 42 at dx) diagnosed Jan 2015 stage IIIC
Tumor deposit in mesentery 13/24 lymph nodes +
CEA at dx: 5
Low Grade/Mod. Diff.
FOLFOX 6 months
N.E.D until June 2018
PET Scan 6/18
Biopsy confirms cancer in 3 Paraaortic lymph nodes
Folfiri + Avastin (6tx) and Xeloda during radiation
Cancer all over both lungs dx Jan 2019

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Re: I attended Colon Cancer Alliance 5k!

Postby Lee » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:46 pm

Sounds like it was lots of fun, so glad you were able to partake in it.

Thanks for sharing,

rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: I attended Colon Cancer Alliance 5k!

Postby NateA » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:11 pm

Way cool, and good for you! I attended the one in Portland, OR, and it was a wonderful exoerience!
7/15 dx CC stage 4 with lots of liver mets CEA 208
KRAS Mutant G12V, MSS.
9/23 from folfoxiri to folfox and Xeloda. CEA 25
11/11/15 all liver markers in the zone, CEA 4.0, moving to Avastin/xeloda for now..tumors shrinking
01/13/16 Avastin/xeloda CEA 3.5
03/11/16 clean PET CEA 4.4

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Re: I attended Colon Cancer Alliance 5k!

Postby Pita » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:34 pm

Awesome! I never thought of attending as a non-participant, will have to check it out when I'm able to. Thx...
70yo Fem DX: 1/21/2016 RC Stage IV-Nodules lungs
MSS-Kras Wild-Lynch Synd Neg-Lung Biopsy 1/27/16-Port 2/19/16
MRI 7/7/16 Endometrial polyp found, watching LAR 7/19/16, No Ileostomy, Stage ypT3 N1
CT 11/7/16: Most mets stable,1 shrunk,1 new??
CEA Tests: 1/21/16=20, 12/22/16=5.3, 1/20/17=4.8, 2/15/17=6.2
9/20/16-1/24/17 Folfuri & Avastin
#10/10 Done
PET/CT 2/10/16-1/31/17=Some shrunk & growth to 2, Avastin failing ??? :evil:
2/21/17 Folfuri & Avastin

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Re: I attended Colon Cancer Alliance 5k!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:45 pm

Sounds amazing! So glad you and your family were able to participate! :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! :)

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