5 year cancerversary TODAY!

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Pita
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Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby Pita » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:00 am

Wonderful!!! Congrats and hugs and prayers to you...
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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Bev G
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Location: Quechee, VT

Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby Bev G » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:25 pm

Thanks for posting this wonderful news. I am so happy for you. And to be ready to welcome a new baby! I think that's about as good as it gets. Happy holidays to you!
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Marejenny
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Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby Marejenny » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:45 pm

Wow! Look at all these NEDs coming out to cheer us on! You guys rock!!! Thanks and Happy, Healthy Holidays!
62f, Blessed with a wonderful husband and 2 sons
Diagnosed 6/2016, Adenocarcinoma, Colectoral primary, chemo lifer
Stage 4b, liver mass 7.0 x 4.8 cm and additional lesions, multiple lung nodes
CEA 40.9
7/12 began Folfox, Neulasta, Avastan
CT 9/12 tumor shrunk 4.4 by 3.3
CEA 9.6
Continuing Folfox, CT scheduled 12/12.
MSS, neg lynch
Put Oxiliplatin and Neulasta on hold.
CT 12/12 Hepatic dome mass shrinks to 2.9 x 2.5, other lesions shrink, no new.
CEA 3.3

Faith42
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Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby Faith42 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:07 am

I am coming up to the five year mark as well. I had my liver respected and Mets to my lungs which were respected. Feeling so blessed and buy that I haven't even been on here. Great news for you.
Mom 42 at Dx
Child 11 yo
Dx 1/12 Stage IIIT N2b. 11/57 nodes
Chemo 3/12
Dx 8/14 Stage IV to lung
10/14 2 lung mets surgically removed. 2 VATS left and right
Chemo 4/15
Rising CEA and met to right lobe of liver 1 cm. surgery in 6/15
Rising CEA and cryoabeltion 10 mm on left lung in 12/16
Warrior and Fighter

tarheelmom
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Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby tarheelmom » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:14 am

Congrats!
52 y at dx, mom to 4
DX: RC on 2/22/2016
Stage I, T2N0M0, 0/32 LN
23 mm x 7 mm moderately differentiated invasive adenocarcinoma
3 cm from anal verge
4/12/16: ULAR, TME, & temp ileostomy
6/14/16: ileo reversal

Ehut
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Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby Ehut » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:54 pm

Quick update... I had my 5 year CT scan and colonoscopy this week at Mayo Clinic, and both were clear of everything, no polyps even. My surgeon (who also did this colonoscopy) recommends getting a CT scan for each of the next 2 years even though insurance may not cover it. He recommended another colonoscopy in 3 years, and if all clear, go to 5 years after that.

Oh, and my new daughter was born on 1/17/17 and is a pure joy. She is so easy going and smiles at everyone. Feeling very blessed these days indeed.
Dx 12/11 rectal stage IV w/ 6 mets to liver
4 cycles FOLFOX 12/11 to 2/12
5 days radiation 2/12 (European protocol)
rectal/liver resection 3/12, temp ileostomy
8 cycles FOLFOX/FOLFIRI 4/12 to 8/12
ileostomy reversal 10/12
port out 10/13
Currently NED!

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LPL
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Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby LPL » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:43 am

Ehut, Thank you for sharing.
Big Congratulations x 2 :D :D
For the 5 year & the baby daughter!
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED for now :D
:!: Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemo .. hospitalized, insulin -> Metformin
Surgeries (open):
3/18 Emergency colostomy 5/23 Primary+gallbl+colostomy reversal (+port) 9/01 Liver mets

SoConfused
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Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby SoConfused » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:19 pm

Ehut wrote:Quick update... I had my 5 year CT scan and colonoscopy this week at Mayo Clinic, and both were clear of everything, no polyps even. My surgeon (who also did this colonoscopy) recommends getting a CT scan for each of the next 2 years even though insurance may not cover it. He recommended another colonoscopy in 3 years, and if all clear, go to 5 years after that.

Oh, and my new daughter was born on 1/17/17 and is a pure joy. She is so easy going and smiles at everyone. Feeling very blessed these days indeed.


Congratulations! I remember your original posts on this board and I am overjoyed by how things have turned out for you. Wishing you continuing blessings.

How often are you scanned at this stage? quarterly? Biannually?
Stage IV CC

Ehut
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Re: 5 year cancerversary TODAY!

Postby Ehut » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:08 pm

My chest/abdomen/pelvis CT's have been annual since last year. My local oncologist didn't think I needed any more after last year. My Mayo surgeon said I should continue for at least the next 2 years (7 years post treatment). I think I'll go with the Mayo doctor's advice.
Dx 12/11 rectal stage IV w/ 6 mets to liver
4 cycles FOLFOX 12/11 to 2/12
5 days radiation 2/12 (European protocol)
rectal/liver resection 3/12, temp ileostomy
8 cycles FOLFOX/FOLFIRI 4/12 to 8/12
ileostomy reversal 10/12
port out 10/13
Currently NED!


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