Rectal Cancer - Standard of Care Approach or Neoadjuvant Chemo approach???

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Re: Rectal Cancer - Standard of Care Approach or Neoadjuvant Chemo approach???

Postby mozart13 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:49 pm

Mikendale wrote:I already see great insights here and welcome others - Thanks!

I started with 25 rounds of chemo/rad, plan was surgery after that than folfox.
They checked me 2 weeks after chemo/rad,had hard time finding the spot, thanks to ink mark, they found it, was cCR at that time. It’s been year since than.
My hope was for cCR when all this started, and my wish got grunted.
Did a lot’s of research, ask some questions members of this site that went through the same path, specially prs.
If you are lucky one to be cCR, and opt for W&W approach,go for folfox after chemo/rad, or folfox than chemo/rad.
Chemo/rad was piece of cake for me, hardlly any issuess, folfox was brutal.
You can find a lot’s of usefull links on this board:


Wish you luck which ever way you decide to go!
55 year at the time of diagnosis, male, never been seek in my life.
Diagnosed with T1,T2 N0 M0 rectal cancer, tumor size 4.5cm, 9.2 cm from anal verge
Stage 1
CEA 2.4
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

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