Transverse Tumors

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Lemoncake
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Transverse Tumors

Postby Lemoncake » Thu May 18, 2017 9:39 am

Hi,

I've posted here before for myself but need help for my aunt.

She was diagnosed with cancer in the beginning of her transverse colon. Has anyone else had a tumor there? What were your symptoms?

Lee
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Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:09 pm

Re: Transverse Tumors

Postby Lee » Thu May 18, 2017 11:33 am

Am I correct to assume she has colon cancer?

Colon cancer does not always have symptoms. I was a stage III and had no symptoms. All my tests that should have been a red flag for colon cancer came back either negative or normal. The only reason I got a colonoscopy is because I had bleeding hemorrhoids, and my PCP thought those hemorrhoids were going to be my excuse to get my baseline colonoscopy early in life. I truly believe that referral saved my life.

All the best to your aunt.

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 - 10 years and counting!

Steph20021
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Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:58 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Transverse Tumors

Postby Steph20021 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:24 pm

I had two synchronous tumours, the large one in my transverse which was a complete blockage, and the other was in my sigmoid.
I had mild stomach discomfort but closer to diagnosis I was vomitting daily and it looked like coffee grinds in it.
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
10/14- rev ileo
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
7/15- clear flex sig
8/15-HIPEC, hysterectomy et al, 2nd temp ileo, NED?
09/15- cea 0.9
Current: abdo wall mets and lymph nodes
Jan/17- pulmonary embolism
Feb/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
Current- folfiri 4 life


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