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BUD2016
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My mom has passed away on Wednesday. Thank you all for this wonderful support forum

Postby BUD2016 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:46 am

Dear all,

My mom has passed away on November 29th. It was a very rapid decline.

Since her diagnosis in August 2016 I have read the threads on this forum (even dated several years back) almost daily. The wealth of information and support here people give to each other has been life saving for me and my family. Here I found information which helped us to navigate through this journey and stay sane at times, since just knowledge peopled shared here has been invaluable. And of course the emotional side of the journey of a caregiver, which I was twice now to both of my parents.

I have not posted much on this forum, but would like to remain the member of this wonderful international group and help others as much as I can.

Thank you all.

On behalf of my mother Valentina
Budapest, Hungary
09/2016: Mom dx/rectal cancer
10/2016: Open surgery. T3N0/Grade 2
11/2016: PET/CT scan shows 5 liver mets in both lobes
11/2016: FOLFOX + Avastin started on her 71st birthday
KRAS gen 2 G13D mutant, BRAF Negative, MSS
03/2017: Oxi stopped after 9th tx, 5FU cntd. CT scans w/ contrast every 2 months - small shrinkage/stable
05/2017: PET/CT progression, started FOLFIRI + AVASTIN
07/2017: MRIs/CT stable
09/2017: MRIs/CT - min progression
09/2017: FOLFIRI + CYRAMZA
11/2017: left us

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Postby sdino » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:25 pm

Peace to you and your Family.
Caregiver for Wife 52 yrs old
DX:11/16-CC sigmoid colon 3 cm, Lung Adenocarcinoma Stg IV
Mets: 1.2 cm now 7 mm lung w/14 other nodules less than 6 mm. 7/17 growth in Mets
MSS, KRAS-mut G12D; TP53;
Completed 12 rounds Folfox/Avastin + Oxi 11/16 to 5/17
8/17 Start Xeloda + Avastin
CT Scans: 11/16; 1/17 lung mets/colon shrinkage; 5/17 colon & lung met shrinkage, 7/17 and 11/17 disease progression lungs/colon
CEA: 16 - 11/16; 4 – 12/16; 0.5 – 2/17; 0.6 - 5/17; 2.6 - 7/17; 10/17 - 1.9, 11/17 - 2.6

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Robino1
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Postby Robino1 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:47 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. {{{{ Hugs to you and your family }}}}
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detected.
Colon resect right ascending
margins clear. No chemo Stage II
2017
Distended abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan shows seeding
Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217
CEA 219
PET cancer on the omentum, susp activ right abdomen
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
Not genetic
8/29/17 CT scan showed excellent melting of the tumor. Chemo is working!
Ascites is gone
CEA: 9/30/17 -109; 10/12/17 - 99.1; 11/4/17 - 90.7; 11/30/17 - 70.7
BRAF V600e mutation :(

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Postby SweetC80 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:50 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish your mother peace.
Mom's history
68yo at diagnoses
12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Ca CEA 1.2
1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4
5/17 Entire Colon, Rectum and Anus removed Perm Ileostomy Bag
7/17 FOLFOX
9/17 Stage IVb 9cm Liver Met and suspicious 7mm Lung Nodule CEA 197
9/17 Irincotecan CEA 160
10/17 Confirmed KRAS Positive CEA 210
11/17 Met growths, Liver 10cm and Lung 8mm CEA 425
12/17 Onco Apt to discuss options after treatment for abscess. Mom's not giving up

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Postby susie0915 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:11 pm

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
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, 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
11/17 CEA<.5

Ampes
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Postby Ampes » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:00 pm

So sorry for your loss!!!
DH diagnosed 9/17 57 yrs
CRC ascending 7x3 cm tumor
T3N0M0 stage 2A well differentiated MSS
LAR right hemicolectomy 10/11/17 clear margins

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Postby Cyn » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:27 pm

Aw, man ... I am so sorry :(

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Postby mozart13 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:18 pm

So sorry for your loss.
55 year, male, never been seek in my life.
Diagnosed with T1,T2 N0 M0 rectal cancer, tumor 4.5cm,
Stage 1
CEA 2.0
Discovered by pure lack, after taking baby ASA, had blood in stool.
25 sessions of Chemo/rad finished end of January 2017, focus was on lymph nodes
Tumor erased, CCR, negative mri, ct, scope, no evidence of cancer
W&W approach 8)
April 2017, folfox 8 rounds plus 2 rounds of xeloda
Sept.2017 CT , MRI negative

AussieAssCancer
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Postby AussieAssCancer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:47 am

So very sorry to hear, mate!
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
April '16: Clear CT (NED)
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Dec '16: Clear CT (NED)
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
Aug '17: Clear CT (NED)

Blog: kickingrectalcancerintheassblog
https://kickingrectalcancerintheassblog.wordpress.com/

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Postby tammylayne » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:35 pm

So sorry for your loss.
51 F
'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

"You never know how strong you are until you have to become your own hero."

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Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:42 pm

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother!*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

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Postby ocstacy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:09 am

Thinking of you and your family. Hugs <3
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 77, dx 5/09/17 because of me!! :wink:
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuv. Chemo/Rad. start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 back @ hospital due 2 abscess/hernia - back home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY! :shock:
Chemo Xeloda post-surgery following reversal 2018
Me: Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.
Hemmy's post partum:roll:

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Postby jhocno197 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:06 am

I am so sorry.
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

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Postby fumaros » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:27 am

Really sorry for your loss. Stay strong.
Diagnosed 4/8/16, age 29
Colectomy 4/20/16
Stage III, T4bN1 Tumor 7x6.5x2. Muscinous Adenocarcinoma with SRC features
2/16 lymph nodes
CEA 4/14/16 - 16.8
CEA 6/2/16 - 1.9
CEA 6/17/16 - 0.87, 7/16 - 1.33, 12/16 - 1.14, 4/17 - 0.6, 7/17 - 0.5, 10/17 - 0.9
FOLFOX began 6/24/16 - 11/25/16
10 round FOLFOX, 2 round 5-FU & Leucovorin
MRI & CT 8/16 - NED, CT 12/16 - 10/17 - NED

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Postby LeonW » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:14 am

Sorry to hear.
Condolances,
Leon
Dec 2012 - Dx CC; MM 65yrs, 2 unresect liver mets, CEA 41.8
Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen (IVa T3N1bM1a) 2/26 nodes, MSI-low
Feb-Aug - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Sept - 2x failed Portal Vein embolization
Oct 2013 - R liver resect 28 hosp days (liver failure, bad delirium, emboli, encephalopathy) pCR; cancer gone
2014/15 - recovery; benign polyp
Apr 2016 - new house/town/life
clean CTs and 1.3/1.4 CEAs: 4x2014, 4x2015/16, 2x2017
next: June 2018 w scopy - 5yr getting close


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