kjtreadway wrote:Hello All, I am newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer, in the sigmoid colon. I am 43 years young, adopted with no family health history. It is all a bit overwhelming. I have been looking around and noticed there is not a lot of colon cancer awareness merchandise. I did notice the Star necklace and I am in love with it. Does anyone know where I may purchase one? Thank you for being here, it feels good to know I am not alone.
43 years is young but it seems, from the tone of your post, that you have things more or less under control. Please feel free to ask questions about treatments, etc. if you have them.
06/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy+Biopsy
07/13/17: Stage 3B rectal cancer. T3, N1b, M0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6 mm, 5 x 5 mm.
Xeloda 3,400 mg/day + radiation 07/31 - 09/08.
CEA 2.7; halfway through treatment: 1.9; after treatment: 1.8.
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/06/17: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 mm (-75%), 5 x 3 mm (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV.
Surgery: 10/30/17 LAR, Temp Ileostomy