heiders33 wrote:My reversal was about a month after chemo ended. It had nothing to do with the timing of the scans, but rather waiting for my blood counts to go up. I'm not sure why your oncologist thinks you have to wait to have a scan before having the reversal. What does your surgeon say?
My oncologist told me to wait two years before having my port taken out (I had it installed last fall). He said the highest risk of recurrence is in the first two years.
I have the feeling that the surgeon would want it done sooner. She wanted to do it this month I think. Her idea was that I do 1/2 chemo (4 rounds instead of
and that we schedule things sooner. I have the feeling that the oncologist and surgeon don't see eye to eye on it. I understand why the oncologist wants to wait. If anything escaped, it would take a while to show up. But I've seen people get reversals after a month recovery from chemo many times. I've seen some wait two months. I don't recall a three-month wait before.
6/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/13: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/31-9/8: Xeloda 3,400 mg/day+radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/6: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/30: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
12/20: Started CapeOx