heiders33 wrote:Sorry if I’m not up to date on this, but did you not have an oncologist during your six weeks of chemo/radiation? What does he or she have to say? I think post-op chemo is pretty standard for stage III, although my Croatian oncologist said it’s not standard in Europe - not sure if that’s true.
Had my oncologist appointment today. They're all suggesting no chemo based on the response i had and presumed lynch status. Even if I wasn't lynch they still wouldn't recommend chemo. She said Europe and America have different opinions on chemo after a complete response, America saying "until you can prove it doesn't work we will give it regardless."
I'm obviously opting for no more chemo if the odds are already at 90-95 % chance of beating this dread disease. She was fairly optimistic.
I am 3B and had a CPR as well after surgery but I have my third round in two days. Yes, the standard of care in the US is Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage 3. I'd assume that this is research-based practice but procedures are always changing so that researched-based practice is a moving target. I find the Adjuvant Chemo to be brutal myself.
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