Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

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behconsult
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Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby behconsult » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:28 pm

Dear Peeps of the crc world- I am off to my cryoablation tomorrow and God willing will be NED. I had three spots done in May and one tomorrow. I am hoping to not have a another pneumothorax nor being strung up in restraints for 7 hours in a ct scanner like before. The research on cryoablation for colon cancer lung mets is really good. As a stage 4 who according to my docs should have been on the other side 10-12 months after diagnosis I am still chasing a curative outcome. Put me in prayer and positive thought please. Bob
Stage 3B Age 52
T4; 2/16; spot on perit
Resctn 6/9/2014
Folfox strt 7/2014. 6 of 12 tx
Chemo induced DM2
Pet 4 mets to lung (1 cm, 6 mm) Xeloda/Avastin 9/16 to present.
Cryo-ablation to three spots- Collapsed lung/chest tube 5/17. One more spot to go.

SurvivorsSpouse
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby SurvivorsSpouse » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:38 am

Prayers for you.

[Ana & Alex]
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby [Ana & Alex] » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:05 am

Dear Bob,
I wish you all the best for your cryoablation tomorrow, and I pray that after that you will be on the NEDville for many many years still to come!

Thinking of you!
All the best,
Ana
Dx @ 29 yo. Mum (22. Mo) & Wife

12/2016: Rectal AdenoCa G2. CEA 4.3. RAS Wild. MSS. IIIB.
01 - 03/2017: 28 RTx + CHT 2,5 g/d Capecit.
03 - 06/2017: Suplemments and Cimetidine.
05/2017: TME/TAMIS + permanent Colostomy CEA 0.5
05/2017: ypT2N2aM0 (4/15), good cCR, limited pCR
06 - 8/2017: 4x CapOx 3,5 g/d (2x Oxi reduced to 80%)
09 -11/2017: 3x Capecit. monotherapy 4g/d

jhocno197
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby jhocno197 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:45 am

Praying it goes incredibly well.
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

behconsult
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby behconsult » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:08 pm

Thank you for the thoughts and prayers. Both those posted and those held privately. The procedure went well they found two spots and this makes five done by cryoablation. Stayed overnight, chest tube was much more gentle compared to last time. One spot was close to my heart. Peace and healing to all. Thanks, Bob
Stage 3B Age 52
T4; 2/16; spot on perit
Resctn 6/9/2014
Folfox strt 7/2014. 6 of 12 tx
Chemo induced DM2
Pet 4 mets to lung (1 cm, 6 mm) Xeloda/Avastin 9/16 to present.
Cryo-ablation to three spots- Collapsed lung/chest tube 5/17. One more spot to go.

kandj
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby kandj » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:02 pm

I prayed a bit late since I just saw this, but God still hears it! Hopefully you are well on your way to NED
wife to DH, Diagnosed at 36yo with stage 4 CRC August 2015 mom to 3 boys
numerous mets throughout liver, unresectable currently
Folfox +avastin aug 15-Nov 15
Lynch and MAP negative
Folfiri starting Jan 2016
Primary resection and HAI pump placed Dec 2015 at MSKCC, FUDR started Dec 2015
Liver resection 5/19/2016 15-20 mets removed (surgeon lost count, but it hopeful he got it all!)
Recurrence 7/2017 3 Liver mets and one possible lung met. Focusing on Liver mets for now. Back on FOLFOX to get them shrunk!

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CRguy
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby CRguy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:47 pm

behconsult wrote:One spot was close to my heart. Peace and healing to all. Thanks, Bob


As you are to ours
heal gently my friend

CRguy on the Journey
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing NONrandomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Maia
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby Maia » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:14 pm

Bob, so glad the ablation/s went well!!
Here, to a speedy while gently recovery!

crazylife
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby crazylife » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:25 pm

What's the difference between cryoablation and RFA? Congrats on getting those suckers evicted!
Wife to DH, 41 years old, diagnosed 11/15
Stage 4, Mod diff, 13/24 LN, 1 liver met
Colon/liver resection at MSK, 11/15
8mm lung met (not confirmed) and enlarged lymph nodes 1/16
12 rounds of folfox (9 with Oxi) 6/16
NED - July 2016
NED - October 2016
3 lung mets - March 2017
7 lung mets, May 2017
RFA to largest met, June 2017

musicluvr
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby musicluvr » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:37 pm

Just curious if you are in the US? I ask because I too have a 4-5 lung mets and have never been offered any treatment other than standard chemo and now Erbitux. Is ablation not as well received in the US? Should I ask my Onc why it hasn't been mentioned?
55 yo female
Dx CRC 2/17/14
T3 N1 M0
Perm colostomy 3/14
12 rounds 5FU
Small bowel obstruction 8/14
Multiple nodules both lungs 6/15
FOLFIRI + ERBITUX and 5FU started 8/11/15
Irinotecan reduced 40% , October
Chemo for life
12/15 NED, holiday next 2 treatments, then 5FU only
Mets are back 3/16
Erbitux + Irinotecan only; dropping 5FU
CT Scan 6/16 shows mets still there
5/17 been on Erbitux only
One met, lower right lung 4mm
Chemo break for 3 months
5 mets now on CT Scan. Back to Erbitux

behconsult
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby behconsult » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:33 am

crazylife wrote:What's the difference between cryoablation and RFA? Congrats on getting those suckers evicted!


Cryoablation is a freeze-thaw-freeze process, As they run you in and out of a ct scanner they can see the ice ball surround and exceed the margins of the lesion. RFA uses radio-frequency waves which generate heat. Both designed to kill the cancer cells. Cryo is the newer kid on the block and is picking up in frequency of use but still not a wide-spread option.
Stage 3B Age 52
T4; 2/16; spot on perit
Resctn 6/9/2014
Folfox strt 7/2014. 6 of 12 tx
Chemo induced DM2
Pet 4 mets to lung (1 cm, 6 mm) Xeloda/Avastin 9/16 to present.
Cryo-ablation to three spots- Collapsed lung/chest tube 5/17. One more spot to go.

behconsult
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby behconsult » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:43 am

musicluvr wrote:Just curious if you are in the US? I ask because I too have a 4-5 lung mets and have never been offered any treatment other than standard chemo and now Erbitux. Is ablation not as well received in the US? Should I ask my Onc why it hasn't been mentioned?


Yes, I am in the US. Cryoablation is a specialty of interventional radiologists. The training is unique and as such there are less of them around. I had to push my onc hard and this was after getting a thoracic surgeon second opinion, regular radiologist (SBRT) and finally a interventional radiologist opinion. I did the research and pushed my treatment plan. Cryo has a very short hospital stay, does minimal damage to lungs, and has a good success at kicking the can down the road with a possibility for cure. I had 5 areas done in two separate procedures. My onc wanted chemo for life for me-I felt it was best to reduce my tumor burden asap and shut down the mets factory. I am still on chemo and hoping that it cleans up microscopic mets. By all means, talk with your onc about this. Hope this helps. Bob
Stage 3B Age 52
T4; 2/16; spot on perit
Resctn 6/9/2014
Folfox strt 7/2014. 6 of 12 tx
Chemo induced DM2
Pet 4 mets to lung (1 cm, 6 mm) Xeloda/Avastin 9/16 to present.
Cryo-ablation to three spots- Collapsed lung/chest tube 5/17. One more spot to go.

behconsult
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Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Postby behconsult » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:53 am

P.S. Thank you all for the kind thoughts, prayers and positive energy. It has made a difference. B
Stage 3B Age 52
T4; 2/16; spot on perit
Resctn 6/9/2014
Folfox strt 7/2014. 6 of 12 tx
Chemo induced DM2
Pet 4 mets to lung (1 cm, 6 mm) Xeloda/Avastin 9/16 to present.
Cryo-ablation to three spots- Collapsed lung/chest tube 5/17. One more spot to go.


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