Colonoscopy Prep

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AbbyDoo
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Location: So.Ca.

Re: Colonoscopy Prep

Postby AbbyDoo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:12 am

AbbyDoo wrote:Well chit!!
Pacatice makes perfect, I guess next time you might be cleanerer :lol:
Not sure about about B3 butt I was told B6 and 12 make you poop better.
Hope your reports on polyps come back negative

PS I'm so full of chit my eyes are brown
53 yrs old
4/30/15 colonoscopy Mass found
5/21/15 staged 3 C rectal cancer
7/3/15 finished xeloda and radiation 28 rounds
9/30/15 LAR
10/29/15 picc line installed
11/2/15 start chemo 5 fu Oxaliplatin
3/7/16 Finish Chemo
4/29/16 Ileostomy Reversal.
7/13/16 colonoscopy clear.
CRC survivors know there Sh%t

TXLiz
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Re: Colonoscopy Prep

Postby TXLiz » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:32 am

Sorry about the polyps...IDK if they can be prevented, I think some people just grow them.

I am so uncomfortable about the waiting times between colonoscopies in folks like us, who have had diagnoses of cancer. THREE YEARS IS TOO LONG!!!!!

I had my 1 year colonoscopy a few days ago and the doc said, see ya in 3 years. I was like, I think that's too long. He said, we will discuss it.

He's g-d right we will discuss it. We'll discuss it in 2 years when I am back at the outpatient surgical hospital with the back of my gown open as he is inserting the scope into my rectum. It'll be an uncomfortable convo but oh well.

Hoping your polyps are not the scary type. The bastards.
Vomiting and blockage 9/19/16 46 y F
R hemi colectomy 9/20/16
Stage 3 B CRC, located in cecum
3 out of 16 lymph nodes positive
perineural invasion/lymphovascular invasion
infiltrating, mod differentiated adenocarcinoma with a mucinous component
separate tumor nodules present in pericolonic adipose tissue
Baseline PET scan clear 9/16 CEA 0.5
FOLFOX 10/16- 3/17
April 16th, CT scan clear. CEA 1.1
Lynch "inconclusive"
Colonoscopy 10/5/2017 clear

testing765
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Re: Colonoscopy Prep

Postby testing765 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:35 am

TXLiz wrote:Sorry about the polyps...IDK if they can be prevented, I think some people just grow them.

I am so uncomfortable about the waiting times between colonoscopies in folks like us, who have had diagnoses of cancer. THREE YEARS IS TOO LONG!!!!!

I had my 1 year colonoscopy a few days ago and the doc said, see ya in 3 years. I was like, I think that's too long. He said, we will discuss it.

He's g-d right we will discuss it. We'll discuss it in 2 years when I am back at the outpatient surgical hospital with the back of my gown open as he is inserting the scope into my rectum. It'll be an uncomfortable convo but oh well.

Hoping your polyps are not the scary type. The bastards.


Hi TXLiz. Yes I agree. My oncologist, who I otherwise get along with, said that I had to wait three years after my last colonoscopy in 2015, that was a year after I had been diagnosed in 2014. And they removed polyps in that 2015 colonoscopy! I bypassed him by having a conversation with my gastroenterologist who agreed with me that two years was a more appropriate waiting time, and that is why I had one in 2017. Since your gastroenterologist is the one proposing the three year waiting period, I might look for a gastroenterologist who is in-network but believes in more aggressive surveillance via colonoscopy. Did they find any polyps in this last colonoscopy that you had? I think that plays a role in whether they can get insurance to approve of the colonoscopy earlier than the usual schedule.
male-age 44 at diagnosis
8/14-clnscopy
8/14-CT scan,no mets
9/14-left colectomy,CEA 2.2 before surgery
pT2pN2bpM0
3 cm tumor in dscnding colon
7/23 pos LNs
low grade MSI stable
10/14-start folfox
1/15-CT & PET scan and sigmdoscopy- no mets
3/15-finish folfox
9/15- clnscopy- 3 polyps removed
10/15- CT scan, NED
10/16- CT scan, NED, CEA 1.6
10/17- clnscopy- 4 polyps removed, CT scan NED, CEA 1.8
10/14 1.9; 4/15 2.8; 5/15 2.4; 9/15 2.8; 12/15 3.1; 1/16 3.0; 4/16 2.5; 7/16 2.5; 10/16 1.6; 1/17 1.9

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susie0915
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Location: Michigan

Re: Colonoscopy Prep

Postby susie0915 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:46 am

My surgeon said 3 yrs also. I kind of think should be less. Nothing was found, but just seems since I was told my tumor was prob there 5 years and I had a colonoscopy five years before the one that found the tumor. So I would think should be aggressive. I'll talk to gastro in a couple weeks also.
58 yr old mother of 3 Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks of chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. 3 1/2 weeks in hospital,early ileo rev since
surgery to repair blockage. c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc thinks scar tissue
monitored for autoimmune disorder/interstitial lung disease
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear CT

TXLiz
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Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:31 pm

Re: Colonoscopy Prep

Postby TXLiz » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:14 pm

testing765 wrote:
TXLiz wrote:Sorry about the polyps...IDK if they can be prevented, I think some people just grow them.

I am so uncomfortable about the waiting times between colonoscopies in folks like us, who have had diagnoses of cancer. THREE YEARS IS TOO LONG!!!!!

I had my 1 year colonoscopy a few days ago and the doc said, see ya in 3 years. I was like, I think that's too long. He said, we will discuss it.

He's g-d right we will discuss it. We'll discuss it in 2 years when I am back at the outpatient surgical hospital with the back of my gown open as he is inserting the scope into my rectum. It'll be an uncomfortable convo but oh well.

Hoping your polyps are not the scary type. The bastards.


Hi TXLiz. Yes I agree. My oncologist, who I otherwise get along with, said that I had to wait three years after my last colonoscopy in 2015, that was a year after I had been diagnosed in 2014. And they removed polyps in that 2015 colonoscopy! I bypassed him by having a conversation with my gastroenterologist who agreed with me that two years was a more appropriate waiting time, and that is why I had one in 2017. Since your gastroenterologist is the one proposing the three year waiting period, I might look for a gastroenterologist who is in-network but believes in more aggressive surveillance via colonoscopy. Did they find any polyps in this last colonoscopy that you had? I think that plays a role in whether they can get insurance to approve of the colonoscopy earlier than the usual schedule.


Nope, last colonoscopy was clear. I will force my will upon some hapless GI doc in 2 years time. There's zero chance I am waiting three years. I am glad to hear I am not being paranoid or unreasonable and others feel the same way. Good for you for getting taken care of in a way that made you feel comfortable. I'd completely understand a doc being unwilling to scope me every year. But every 2 years? I bet if it were them they'd get a scope every 2 years at least. Three years is an extending growing season for a cancer IMO. Plenty of time to do some real damage where nobody can see anything. :twisted:
Vomiting and blockage 9/19/16 46 y F
R hemi colectomy 9/20/16
Stage 3 B CRC, located in cecum
3 out of 16 lymph nodes positive
perineural invasion/lymphovascular invasion
infiltrating, mod differentiated adenocarcinoma with a mucinous component
separate tumor nodules present in pericolonic adipose tissue
Baseline PET scan clear 9/16 CEA 0.5
FOLFOX 10/16- 3/17
April 16th, CT scan clear. CEA 1.1
Lynch "inconclusive"
Colonoscopy 10/5/2017 clear

Buckeye
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Re: Colonoscopy Prep

Postby Buckeye » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:25 pm

I have lynch syndrome so unfortunately I have to have one every year!!!
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16


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