I was stage 3C and had to stop chemo after 3 rounds due to cardiac arrest from the chemo and they only had me doing CT scans every 6 months. I had the arrest this past December 31s and because I entered a clinical trial for a vaccine got one in March, and will be getting one on July 6th and then won't get one again for 6 months.
M 35 yr
DX Rectal Cancer, 10/16 (symptoms began Feb 2016)
Very low CEA / MRI appeared to show contained: did Surgery Oct 25 2016
Loop ileo w/ j-pouch
Semi clean margins but close (1mm)
9/38 lymph nodes involved on path / Stg IIIc,pT4, pN2 B, p.M0. MSS, K‐ras, NRAS, no mutation
Started Folfox - 3rd Treament, Dec 30th 2016 Cardiac Arrest - Lucky to be part of the 6% to survive!
S-ICD installed / Port Removed
Currently doing Vaccine Clinical trial at UPMC