Three Year CT Scan Results

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testing765
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Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby testing765 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:30 pm

Three Year CT Scan Results-

The report reads- Unremarkable CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis with no evidence of residual, recurrent or metastatic disease. Findings are unchanged. The patient status is post prior sigmoid colonic resection.

I called the oncologist’s office because their blood work results were not yet online. I was told levels were in normal range, cea was 1.8, vitamin D3 level was within normal range and the only issue was that my blood sugar level was slightly elevated.

I lifted weights and swam at the Y between the time of the ct scan and the time that I went back to the ct place to pick up the results. When I got home, I was really emotionally drained (and did not fully appreciate how much impact the anxiety was having on me), so I took a good nap.

Thank you to everyone hear who shares their experience, strength and hope with me. I have been helped by all of you. I am not out of the woods, I am just taking steps in that direction.

I see my oncologist on Monday, but it will be anticlimactic.
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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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby susie0915 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:24 am

Great news. My scan is Monday. Hoping for the same.
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

DarknessEmbraced
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:40 pm

Wonderful news! I hope you get good news too Susie!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17

Lee
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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby Lee » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:52 pm

CONGRATULATIONS testing. That is great.

Good luck susie with your upcoming scans. Here's to you both being in NEDville,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:52 am

Fantastic news! I'm glad to hear that things are going well.

Over the past three years you have done quite a lot of research and have asked a lot of questions here to help in navigating the difficult Stage III journey. It looks like you have posted almost 90 NewTopic posts now since the beginning, and many of these threads were for the purpose of eliciting information or feedback from members here:

Complete list of testing765's NewPosts

For newly diagnosed Stage III members, I think it might be useful for them to consider scanning through the list (above) of the threads that you have created over the past 3 years, because it can give an idea of the kinds of issues and concerns that confront a Stage III patient during the journey. At the beginning of the journey it is kind of scary for a Stage III patient to realize so many lymph nodes were involved, but after these lymph nodes were all removed with surgery and after mop-up chemo has been applied, I think that the anxiety level gradually begins to recede -- but it takes some time.

Here's wishing for many such happy milestones ahead on your journey ahead.
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How to Find a Board-Certified Surgeon
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How to interpret a Pathology Report
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Understanding TNM Staging
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testing765
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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby testing765 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:06 pm

O Stoma Mia- Wow. I didn't realize I had posted that much! I have received so much reassurance and useful information here. I remember you helping me research at least one issue that arose concerning my diagnosis and treatment. I will be happy to help others who are new on this journey, to answer questions about my experience, to give reassurance, etc. I feel like I should pay it forward.
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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CRguy
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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby CRguy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:13 pm

testing765 wrote:Three Year CT Scan Results-
The report reads- Unremarkable CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis with no evidence of residual, recurrent or metastatic disease. Findings are unchanged. The patient status is post prior sigmoid colonic resection.

Great results and best wishes for many more !!!!!

BUTT we disagree with the report :

WE think you are MOST REMARKABLE !!!!! :mrgreen:

Harmony on the Journey
CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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SweetC80
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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby SweetC80 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:26 pm

Yay!! Love hearing about clear scans! Congratulations!!

Good Luck Susie!
My Mom's history
68 years old at diagnoses
12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Cancer CEA 1.2
1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4
5/17 Entire Colon (9 non resectable pre cancerous polyps), Rectum and Anus removal Perm Ileostomy Bag
7/17 Starts FOLFOX
9/17 Stage IV 9cm Liver Met plus abdominal Lymph Nods and suspicious Lung Nodule CEA 197
9/17 Starts Irincotecan CEA 160
10/17 Confirmed KRAS Positive CEA 210
11/17 CEA 425 waiting on scan

lpas
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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby lpas » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:20 pm

Awesome, awesome, news. Congrats!!!
11/14: Dx sigmoid CC @ 45yo
12/14: laparoscopic colectomy, hysterectomy
T3N1bM0, 2/20 nodes, MSS, G2, KRAS(A146T), TP53, SMAD4, ERBB2, CEA 1.0
2/15-7/15: XELOX, celecoxib & many supplements
3/16: Ovarian mass removed. Benign fibroid
9/16: clean colonoscopy
3/17: clean CT
Ongoing: celecoxib, cimetidine & other carefully-targeted supplements
Post-chemo CEA: 3.0, 2.5, 2.3, 2.0, 1.6, 1.3, 1.8, 2.1, 1.8, 2.0, 1.8, 1.9, 1.7, 1.5, 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, 1.4, 1.3, 1.3, 1.6, 1.6
Mom to a 3 & 6yo

Noon32316
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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby Noon32316 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:15 pm

Cheers to the ‘unremarkable’ and ‘unchanged’ on the report. Agree that you are most remarkable.

Susie, thinking of you and praying that your scan will be clear.
3/16: Dx colon cancer (sigmoid). Age: 36
4/16: PET/CT, Sigmoidectomy, Port installed
5/23/16 to 11/30/16: Folfox - 12 tx, no oxaliplatin for #11 & #12
11/5/16: PET/CT - NED
3/21/17: Colonoscopy = clear
9/27/17: CT scan = pathologically enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes - nodal metastases
10/5/17: CT guided needle biopsy
10/13/17: Confirmed - Recurrence

CEA '16 & '17: < 0.5
Original Dx: Stage 3C, T4a, N2b, Grade 3, 16/16 lymph nodes, infiltrating signet-ring cell carcinoma
Lynch negative

cmrl
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Re: Three Year CT Scan Results

Postby cmrl » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:52 am

Congratulations!
Resection of splenic flexure 7/24/13
T3N2BM0, Stage 3c,12/29 nodes
Folfox x12 9/13-3/14
CT scan 4/14, enlarged spleen, otherwise clear
CT 4/15, spleen WNL.
6/17 3 cm benign polyp at ileocecal valve, awaiting removal


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