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Loribob
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RFA

Postby Loribob » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:51 pm

Was wondering if anyone had any information on acceptable waiting times for RFA , two liver mets. Husband had colon / liver resection February 2016 , first line Folfox failed , 2 new liver mets towards end of folfox round( 12). Is pn waiting list for RFA , been six weeks now waiting .Have tried several avenues to have intervention done sooner , still waiting!!! Feeling anxious about the wait. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

KElizabeth
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Location: Omaha

Re: RFA

Postby KElizabeth » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:49 pm

I haven't't heard of a waiting list for ablation procedures. Are you in Canada?

I've had microwave done because my radiologist said it was more affective for colon cancer. It's all just zapping the danger things. I didn'thave to take a break from chemo except for Avastin. I had to be off the Avastin for 6 weeks before and after.
My liver is almost healed now so soon I will know how affective it was.
Both procedures are pretty much the same except for what happens at the tip of the probe so let me know if you have any questions about the experience.
Elizabeth
Female age 38- ,two kids, age eleven and fifteen.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFURI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - current
Art therapy January 2015 to current
CEA at recurrence:10.1/august, 2015
CEA: 1.9 February, 2016
CEA:: 10.2 December, 2016
CEA: 40.3 January, 2017
CEA: 16.4 March 2017
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Loribob
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Re: RFA

Postby Loribob » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:48 pm

Yes we live in Montreal. Have been waiting six weeks since request was sent to radio/ interventional department. They do other procedures there as well, waiting for a confirmed date is very frustrating and worried tumors are growing.

KElizabeth
Posts: 331
Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:41 pm
Facebook Username: KElizabeth
Location: Omaha

Re: RFA

Postby KElizabeth » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:16 am

I'm so sorry you have to wait so long. Cancer is hard enough without having to constantly jump through hoops just to get treatment.
I hope you get a date soon!
Female age 38- ,two kids, age eleven and fifteen.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFURI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - current
Art therapy January 2015 to current
CEA at recurrence:10.1/august, 2015
CEA: 1.9 February, 2016
CEA:: 10.2 December, 2016
CEA: 40.3 January, 2017
CEA: 16.4 March 2017
Facebook.com/natureinink


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