Stage 3C

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KimmyJo
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Stage 3C

Postby KimmyJo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:49 pm

Wondering what percentage of your lymph nodes were positive. My mom was positive in 9 out of 22 lymph nodes that they checked when she had her colon resection/tumor removal. That seems like a really high percentage. I would love to hear from other 3Cers! Thank you in advance.

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Re: Stage 3C

Postby NHMike » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:51 pm

KimmyJo wrote:Wondering what percentage of your lymph nodes were positive. My mom was positive in 9 out of 22 lymph nodes that they checked when she had her colon resection/tumor removal. That seems like a really high percentage. I would love to hear from other 3Cers! Thank you in advance.


The staging is N2a at 4-7 and N2b at 7+. So it's high in relation to N2a but not too far from the start of N2b.
6/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/13: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/31-9/8: Xeloda 3,400 mg/day+radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/6: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/30: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
12/20: Started CapeOx

shawna
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Re: Stage 3C

Postby shawna » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:19 pm

3C here. 15 of 15 nodes positive.
dx 4/15 age 42
Stage IIIC, 15 nodes positive
12 rounds FOLFOX 4/15-12/15

Lee
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Re: Stage 3C

Postby Lee » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:00 pm

I had rectal cancer, butt 6/13 were positive. That was over 13 year s ago, NED today.

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!

KimmyJo
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Re: Stage 3C

Postby KimmyJo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:25 pm

Thanks Lee! That is encouraging.

CAGirl
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Re: Stage 3C

Postby CAGirl » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:46 pm

Mine was 8 out of 64.

When you use the Mayo Clinic nom... there's some word for calculator that they use that's eluding me right now (anyone?) -- it does make a difference when the tested number is larger. However, I have had some oncologists who feel it doesn't make that much of a difference when you know it's already spread to 8 or 9 or whatever.
In other words, I'm pretty sure 22 is a significant number (again, others on here know much, much more than I), so that they're confident to stage it. Like, maybe those 44 additional were not necessary in my case...
Dx 2/2017, age 45, 2 kids: 6 yrs & 3 yrs
History of Crohn's disease - dx in 1997; in remission, thus no colonoscopy in over 10 years
Anemia dx 11/16: GI doc assured me "the likelihood of colon cancer" was "very low".
Stage 3C - T3N2b
8/64 lymph nodes; clear margins surgery 3/17
12 cycles of Folfox 4/17-9/17
3-month CT scan midway through chemo, no changes
2-3-month CT scan post chemo 11/17 slightly larger lung nodule (incr. from 7mm to 8 or 9mm)
follow-up CT scan 3/18 - NED!

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: Stage 3C

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:37 am

CAGirl wrote:...When you use the Mayo Clinic nom... there's some word for calculator that they use that's eluding me right now (anyone?) ...

The word is nomogram:

Mayo Clinic Stage III colon cancer nomogram:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/cancer-prediction-tools/colon-cancer
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KimmyJo
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Re: Stage 3C

Postby KimmyJo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:48 am

shawna wrote:3C here. 15 of 15 nodes positive.


How are you doing now Shawna? Thanks for sharing!

shawna
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Re: Stage 3C

Postby shawna » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:34 pm

KimmyJo wrote:
shawna wrote:3C here. 15 of 15 nodes positive.


How are you doing now Shawna? Thanks for sharing!


I feel great. I have growing nodules in my left long. We're scheduling surgery to remove 2 of them. The other 2 are too small. But....... I feel great :lol:
dx 4/15 age 42
Stage IIIC, 15 nodes positive
12 rounds FOLFOX 4/15-12/15


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