Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

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mike1965
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Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby mike1965 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:10 pm

I just finished 12 treatments of Folfox. I had CT Scan and all is clear. I have colonscopy end of the month. I want to thank everyone on this board that help educate me in the beginning. Based on what I learned from you. I got a second opinion and had the a LAR surgery. My original surgeon wanted to do a wait and see approach. I did this for six months. But during that I educated myself on cancer. It did not seem right to me what my surgeon was saying. I decided to find another surgeon and had the LAR Surgery and six months of chemo. I thank God I did because the cancer was growing and moving. I went from Stage 1A to Stage 3A. All your great information and advice has allowed me an opportunity to beat this evil cancer. Without your help the cancer would have continue to grow and spread. I thank everyone on the board for all your help and I pray for everyone on this board.

Thanks.
Colonoscopy 09/06/15 Doctor removed polyp
DX - Rectal cancer 09/10/2015 T1M0N0
Surgeon recommended wait and see approach 09/2015
Tumor board recommended LARs Surgery 10/2015
Oncologist and PCP recommended LARs Surgery 11/2015
Seeking 2nd opinion from another Surgeon 01/2016
Having Sigmoidscopy on 02/01/16.
Figured out treatment 02/2016
LARS Surgery 03/2016
Stage 3A T1 N1C M0
Chemo Folfox to begin 04/18/16

Pita
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby Pita » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:13 pm

That's wonderful news Mike!!! Good Luck and prayers to you with the colonoscopy ox
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

Stewsbetty
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby Stewsbetty » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:29 pm

Yea! I love hearing when people finish their 12 rounds. It is inspiring to those of us working our way through it. Just finished my 3rd round and 12 seems quite a ways away.
42yo At diagnosis. Female in BC, Canada
Dx: CC ascending
Right Hemi colectomy 06/16 clear margins
Adenocarcinoma 6cm High Grade
pT3 pN2a Stage 3
10 out of 16 lymph involved
MSI-h, Kras mut, Braf wild
Finished chemo Feb. 2017
PET scan showing active area April 2017
July 2017 CT showing LN mass and spread to other LN
Stage 4
Aug 2017 failed Fofiri
Sept 2017 keytruda scans every 3 months showing shrinkage and stability to present
November 2018 CT shows only 1 small tumour left

mike1965
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby mike1965 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:10 am

thanks Pita and hang in there Stewsberry it seem long but just think each one you are closer to the finish.
Colonoscopy 09/06/15 Doctor removed polyp
DX - Rectal cancer 09/10/2015 T1M0N0
Surgeon recommended wait and see approach 09/2015
Tumor board recommended LARs Surgery 10/2015
Oncologist and PCP recommended LARs Surgery 11/2015
Seeking 2nd opinion from another Surgeon 01/2016
Having Sigmoidscopy on 02/01/16.
Figured out treatment 02/2016
LARS Surgery 03/2016
Stage 3A T1 N1C M0
Chemo Folfox to begin 04/18/16

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mypinkheaven
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby mypinkheaven » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:42 am

That's good news on your CT scan!! :D
MSS, KRAS Wild NRAS Mutated
9/2012 CRC IIB Lft Colectomy 0 lymph nodes 0 Chemo
10/2013 CT clear
11/15 CEA 2.7 to 4.6
11/15 Spread to uterus. Hysterectomy
2/16 Pelvic radiation 25, brachytherapy 3
4/16 - 6/16 Xeloda
6/16 CT Several lung nodules 5 mm
8/16 CT Nodules still present. Most stable. Some growth
11/16 Transfer to UCSD Moores
12/16 Folfox + Avastin failed
2/17 Folfiri + Erbitux
8/17 5FU+Erbitux No 5FU bolus
7/18 Spread to vagina
6/18 Folfiri + Avastin + Trametinib
6/18 CEA dropping

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Cowgirl918
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby Cowgirl918 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:37 pm

So glad to know you finished and you sound very positive. We hit this site about the same time and I am very glad to know you are doing well. Here is to " kicking cancer in the Butt"! :shock:
HX Colon Polyps Villious and Tubillovillous
12/29/15 Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - Ascending Colon Mass- Hemicolectomy Scheduled
1/17/2016 Right Hemicolectomy Cancelled
1/25/2016 CT No evidence of other disease
2/12/2016 EMR-ascending colon mass 80% removed
5/29/2016 Compressed lumbar spinal fracture (riding accident)
8/12/2016 EMR #2 ascending colon mass curative
8/13/16 NED
10/18/16 Autoimmune Diseases confirmed

Nik Colon

Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby Nik Colon » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:59 pm

Yay! Great news

LHCwife
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby LHCwife » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:54 pm

Yeah! Glad you made it through and doing well!
I have plans, this is going to be a real pain in the BUTT!
Rectosigmoid Adenocarcinoma
LAR 9/21/16
DX pT3N2b MX Stage IIIC
Tumor 3.7CM x 2.7CM
13 of 31 lymph nodes positive
Pet Negative

AussieAssCancer
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby AussieAssCancer » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:37 am

Awesome! Stoked for you
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC/ CEA 8
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Clear CT scans in April ‘16 (NED), Dec ‘16, Aug ‘17, Feb ‘18, March ‘19
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
CEA Post Surgery: ALWAYS 2

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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby LaciK » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:44 am

Congratulations! You made it! Hope the colonoscopy goes smoothly.
DX 9/23/15 rc (age 50)
CT & EUS revealed T3N1 Stage 3b
Chemo/Radiation Oct/Nov 2015
LAR 1/15/16 w/temp ilieostomy
Xelox 3/17/16 - 2 rounds then paused for ilieostomy reversal 4/22/16
& to Clear up C. Diff infection
Restart Xelox 5/19/16 - Final infusion 7/21/16
Finish Xelox (oral Xeloda) 8/3/16
8/17/16 CMP & CBC normal; CEA Zero!
9/26/16 Colonoscopy clear
10/5/16 CT clear

jhocno197
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby jhocno197 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:55 pm

8)
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
Colostomy
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

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BeansMama
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby BeansMama » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:23 pm

Congratulations! Great news :D

I hope your colonoscopy goes well!
41 yrs old
Tumor found 9/2015
Surgery 1 - 11/2015 LAR and colostomy
Surgery 2 - 11/2015 wound vac
Surgery 3 - 12/2015 revise resection, move colostomy
Mets to liver - tumor inoperable - one add'l met destroyed
Stage IVa (T3 N2a M1a)
Primary tumor 9 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 cm
Beginning Folfox 1/2016 - Failed
Beginning Folfiri and vectibix 8/2016 — Failed
Beginning Folfirinox + Avastin 11/2016 - Failed
Beginning Keytruda 1/2017
CEA drop from 345 to 7.3 after starting immunotherapy
Lynch positive 3/2016

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:19 am

Congratulations! That's wonderful news! I hope your colonoscopy goes well!*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! :)

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kellywin
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Re: Finished Chemo treatment FolFox

Postby kellywin » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:34 am

Congrats! I remember the feeling very well! Great news!
Kelly, mom 14 yo girl
Dx 11/15/12 Rectal Cancer @ age 40
Stage IIIC
5.5 weeks Xeloda & Radiation - complete 2/5/13
Colectomy 3/12/13, 7 of 14 nodes positive - no ileo
4/24/13-8/20/13 - 5 rounds Xelox, 1 Xeloda only


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