I'm honestly surprised myself. Of course I didn't want to have any more chemo but everything I've read on here prepared me for it.
Two oncologists have now said they wouldn't recommend adjuvant regardless of my lynch status.
They believe it would add 1-2% extra on top of my 90-95% chance of being cured (knock on wood).
I wish I had more info to give you why they are pushing me away from adjuvant treatment as a Stage 3 other than I was over staged in the beginning.
My CEA was 0.5, a pathological complete response and most likely a dMMR tumour (this is being confirmed retroactively via my first biopsy currently and genetic test but Mum is Lynch).
Diag 30/04/2017 Stage 3A\B Rectal Cancer
3.5cm's Mid Rectum, 50\50 chance suspicious lymph nodes 2-3
Mum Lynch Syndrome due to EPCAM gene, diagnosed 05/01/2017, had checkup because of this! Grandfather and Great Grandfather also had colon cancer
15/06/2017 ChemoRadiation 6 weeks - Xeloda
Peter Mac Second Opinion 05/07/2017 -Re staging process PET, CT, MRI and Flexible Sigmoidscopy
ULAR proposed using Da Vinci Robot 11/2017