great news...stage 2a i guess..

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effie26
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great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby effie26 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:15 am

my mums biopsy results from her surgery are ready...no possitive nodes the one tumor was t3 the other was t2 so i guess stage 2a right?And the best news is she dont need chemo...!! :D :D :D
mum 53
diagnosed march 2017
4cm tumor in rectum and a smaller in sigmoid
0/55 nodes
low grade
surgery 17 may 2017
all left side and most of rectum removed (keyhole)
temporary iliostomy
stage 2a no chemo needed

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:38 am

Wonderful news! I was diagnosed as stage 2a in 2014 with a T3 tumor. No chemo and I have been in remission since surgery.
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 01/21/2016
NED 11/10/16

effie26
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Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby effie26 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:11 pm

DarknessEmbraced wrote:Wonderful news! I was diagnosed as stage 2a in 2014 with a T3 tumor. No chemo and I have been in remission since surgery.

thats great..we are all so happy we expected it to be much worse as she had 2 tumors the one was 4cm which is big and it was low in rectum so we where shocked...!!! :D :D :D she does have a hopefully temp iliostomy..
mum 53
diagnosed march 2017
4cm tumor in rectum and a smaller in sigmoid
0/55 nodes
low grade
surgery 17 may 2017
all left side and most of rectum removed (keyhole)
temporary iliostomy
stage 2a no chemo needed

C2WAVE2
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Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby C2WAVE2 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:23 am

Effie, I think I know how you and your mom feel
I have pretty similar situation, but only one large tumor 6.5 cm
In rectum/sigmoid . Great news and a relief, to find out it had not got farther in and lymphs
Involved.
I be interested to find out more about your moms, and others Ileosotmy reversals,
Chuck
4/24/17. 55yr Male, Dx RC near Retcum/Sigmoid junction
O4/28/17 Ct
O5/04/17 MRI
Prelim. T1 N0 M 0 CEA 3.2
O5/23/17 Surgery, LAR 4.5" incision to remove tumor Temp Ileostomy
6/1/17 Pathology report 6.5 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm tumor, Adenocarcinoma,
Moderately to Poorly Differentiated , 0/27 Lymph, T2N0M0
08/02/17 Ileostomy Reversal

effie26
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Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby effie26 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:21 am

C2WAVE2 wrote:Effie, I think I know how you and your mom feel
I have pretty similar situation, but only one large tumor 6.5 cm
In rectum/sigmoid . Great news and a relief, to find out it had not got farther in and lymphs
Involved.
I be interested to find out more about your moms, and others Ileosotmy reversals,
Chuck


hi there.its nice to hear other stories similar to yours.my mum only had her resection a month ago so we have to wait for reversal.have you had your surgery yet?do you know your stage.?
mum 53
diagnosed march 2017
4cm tumor in rectum and a smaller in sigmoid
0/55 nodes
low grade
surgery 17 may 2017
all left side and most of rectum removed (keyhole)
temporary iliostomy
stage 2a no chemo needed

C2WAVE2
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Joined: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:22 pm

Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby C2WAVE2 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:01 am

Your Mum is 6 days ahead of me. I had surgery on May 23rd. I believe I have stage 1.
I'm scheduled to meet surgeon on July 7th, to discuss Ileosotmy reversal. I was wondering
How soon it is wise to have it. I think the dr plans to look inside first to see how resection has healed,
Not sure how that's done.. Will be interested how your Mums is doing . Best wishes...
4/24/17. 55yr Male, Dx RC near Retcum/Sigmoid junction
O4/28/17 Ct
O5/04/17 MRI
Prelim. T1 N0 M 0 CEA 3.2
O5/23/17 Surgery, LAR 4.5" incision to remove tumor Temp Ileostomy
6/1/17 Pathology report 6.5 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm tumor, Adenocarcinoma,
Moderately to Poorly Differentiated , 0/27 Lymph, T2N0M0
08/02/17 Ileostomy Reversal

effie26
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Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby effie26 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:25 pm

C2WAVE2 wrote:Your Mum is 6 days ahead of me. I had surgery on May 23rd. I believe I have stage 1.
I'm scheduled to meet surgeon on July 7th, to discuss Ileosotmy reversal. I was wondering
How soon it is wise to have it. I think the dr plans to look inside first to see how resection has healed,
Not sure how that's done.. Will be interested how your Mums is doing . Best wishes...

hi there.from what my mum has read the best time to have reversal is 3 months not earlier not later..i would also like to hear how you get on..All the best ...
mum 53
diagnosed march 2017
4cm tumor in rectum and a smaller in sigmoid
0/55 nodes
low grade
surgery 17 may 2017
all left side and most of rectum removed (keyhole)
temporary iliostomy
stage 2a no chemo needed

Swirdfish
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Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:57 am

Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby Swirdfish » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:11 pm

C2WAVE2 wrote:Your Mum is 6 days ahead of me. I had surgery on May 23rd. I believe I have stage 1.
I'm scheduled to meet surgeon on July 7th, to discuss Ileosotmy reversal. I was wondering
How soon it is wise to have it. I think the dr plans to look inside first to see how resection has healed,
Not sure how that's done.. Will be interested how your Mums is doing . Best wishes...


Hi C2WAVE,

After my surgery and before my reversal, I did what they call a Barium Enema. Basically I think its iodine (I think) which is what your bowel gets filled up with. Yes its a tube up the bum. From there they roll you around abit then they take an x-ray. this will determine how u have healed and if there are any leaks at the connection site. I guess and only guessing is that if you have a leak then you maybe at risk of a perm bag.
06/2016 Went in for colonoscopy came out with a tumor. Age 35
12cm from verge at junction. Rectal cancer.
Clinical stage T3 NO MO
Temp illestomy
Completed 5FU and Radiation
LAR surgery planned 13 Oct 2016
Completed ULAR surgery 11-10-2016.
0/22 nodes
pT3 N0 M0 R1
Stage 2A

Pathology reviewed and changed
ypT3 N0 M0 R0

Started folfox 21-11-2016
5-4-17 NED
Reversal 12-4-17

C2WAVE2
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Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby C2WAVE2 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:33 am

Swirdfish, thanks for info .
4/24/17. 55yr Male, Dx RC near Retcum/Sigmoid junction
O4/28/17 Ct
O5/04/17 MRI
Prelim. T1 N0 M 0 CEA 3.2
O5/23/17 Surgery, LAR 4.5" incision to remove tumor Temp Ileostomy
6/1/17 Pathology report 6.5 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm tumor, Adenocarcinoma,
Moderately to Poorly Differentiated , 0/27 Lymph, T2N0M0
08/02/17 Ileostomy Reversal

Thetoad
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Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:46 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: great news...stage 2a i guess..

Postby Thetoad » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:21 am

Sounds very positive. Mine was T3N0(22 taken) MO. Surgery late Nov. 2013 and no worries so far. No chemo and no bag. Best wishes!
Emergency extended right hemicolectomy November 2013.
Complete blockage, small perforation well away from tumor.
Stage 2a.
T3N0M0
22 Lymph nodes clear.
No bag.
All CEA tests, CT scans and follow up colonoscopy ok.
Now on yearly appts and 6 monthly CEA tests.
Large incisional hernia repaired with mesh Nov. 2014.
Cellulitus bottom of scar.
CEA 1.6 on 30/3/17
44 months since surgery! (November 13, 2013.) All good so far.
27/6/17. Gallbladder removed, open surgery.
Pleasing consultation Feb. 2017


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