Need Input - Pain in colon & fever

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sdino
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Need Input - Pain in colon & fever

Postby sdino » Mon May 01, 2017 5:58 am

Hi Folks, Need some input from past experiences. My Wife yesterday starting to have a sharp pain in her left side of around the colon area. In addition, she is running a slight low grade fever (100 F). Ibuprofen seems to knock everything down to a manageable level for her. I told her we need to see a Dr. or go to ER, but she thinks it may a part of the Avastin working on the colon tumor ? Anyone else ever had these problems ? We are scheduled for our 12 rnd of Chemo this Wed. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks !
Caregiver for Wife 54 yrs old
DX:11/16-CC sigmoid colon
Lung Mets: 25+ Bilateral ranging 4mm-5.0cm
MSS, KRAS-G12D; TP53
iTCR TIL Trial NCT03412877 4/19 to 7/19 Off trial, - Sept. 2019 TIL trial NCT01174121
CT Scans: 7/2020 lung met shrinkage 36%, 3 lung mets left, two Liver mets destroyed by TILs
Brain tumor removal 3/2020
CEA:16-11/16; 5 -9/18; 63 -8/19; 1 -1/20; 0.8-5/20

jhocno197
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Re: Need Input - Pain in colon & fever

Postby jhocno197 » Mon May 01, 2017 1:15 pm

My husband was instructed to go to ER with fever of 100.4.

However in this situation I would go to ER or at the least call the doctor - could be perforated colon.
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

Lee
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Re: Need Input - Pain in colon & fever

Postby Lee » Mon May 01, 2017 5:52 pm

I know this is late, butt I sure hope your got answers today either from her Dr.(s) or the ER. Because she is getting Avastin, you don't want to mess around with pain and fever.

Please update when you can.

Lee
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 - 16 years and counting!

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Need Input - Pain in colon & fever

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon May 01, 2017 6:08 pm

I agree that she should be checked out at the ER. I hope she feels better soon!*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! :)

sdino
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Re: Need Input - Pain in colon & fever

Postby sdino » Fri May 12, 2017 10:38 am

Hi Lee - CT scan this past week revealed diverticulosis in a short segment above and separate of the colon malignancy. Her Onc is putting her on 2 hi-powered antibiotics. Her pain and fever only lasted a couple of days and is very manageable right now. Whew !!!
Caregiver for Wife 54 yrs old
DX:11/16-CC sigmoid colon
Lung Mets: 25+ Bilateral ranging 4mm-5.0cm
MSS, KRAS-G12D; TP53
iTCR TIL Trial NCT03412877 4/19 to 7/19 Off trial, - Sept. 2019 TIL trial NCT01174121
CT Scans: 7/2020 lung met shrinkage 36%, 3 lung mets left, two Liver mets destroyed by TILs
Brain tumor removal 3/2020
CEA:16-11/16; 5 -9/18; 63 -8/19; 1 -1/20; 0.8-5/20

Lee
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Re: Need Input - Pain in colon & fever

Postby Lee » Fri May 12, 2017 6:19 pm

Thank you for the follow up. So glad to hear it was diverticulosis and not some chemo/surgery related. Diverticulosis can be very painful, my mother had it once. Always assume I would have it too. Guess not. Anyway glad she's feeling better.

Lee
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 - 16 years and counting!

Steph20021
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Need Input - Pain in colon & fever

Postby Steph20021 » Fri May 12, 2017 6:54 pm

Thanks for the update. Glad you got some answers.
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, NED
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
01/17- pulmonary embolism
02/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
08/16- on folfiri
01/18-folfox
11/18- Beacon trial-encorafenib & cetuximab


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