Lung and needle biopsy

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Re: Lung and needle biopsy

Postby Atoq » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:19 pm

My cat sleeps on my shoulder :mrgreen: I am watching a movie with a glass of red wine :wink:

45 year old, mother of 2
Dx rectal cancer 10.2017
At least T3N2aMX (suspect metastasis to one lung 8 mm)
Lynch negative
CEA 1.8
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle biopsy of lung, updated to stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung metastasis 11 mm
04.06.18 ileostomy reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS surgery
24.08.18 CAT scan, clear
12.09.18 scope, ok. CEA 1.6
19.11.18 clear coloscopy

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Re: Lung and needle biopsy

Postby Robino1 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:38 pm

Caat55 wrote:Hi Claudia,

Sounds like you should be reading a good book and cuddling the cat! Are you going to get mop up chemo? I know you said they do things differently there than in US. But it seems like this stray cells are what it is aimed at targeting.

Going to take my dog out for a walk between rain and snow storms. The bandages from the port placement are annoying and limit my range of motion in neck, right shoulder, good thing I am a lefty.


Just make sure you don't raise your arms above your head until it heals.
Hope the storm doesn't do any damage to your area! I heard it is nasty.
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
Distend abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan seeding & Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217; 219
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
8/29/17 CT melting of tumor.
Latest CT scan shows 2 new tumors and return of ascites.
CEA: (2017)9/30 -109; 10/12 -99.1; 11/4 -90.7; 11/30 -70.7; 12/14 -83.4; (2018)1/4 -73.3; 2/1-84.2; 89.2; 89.8; 88.5; 81.8: 93.5; 107; 119
BRAF V600e

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Re: Lung and needle biopsy

Postby Shana » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:36 pm

Hi Claudia,

Hoping everything goes smoothly for you on Monday. Keep cuddling your cat, I took your advice and it's calmed me down a lot. Shanti is enjoying the attention since it's too nasty outside to go chase squirrels :)

DX - 12/16
MSS - KRAS wild
Well-differentiated adenocarcinoma at splenic flexure
Stage IV CC with liver mets
5FU - Failed twice - 1/17 and 3/17
Irinotecan + Cetuximab: 8/17
Irinotecan and Erbitux ran it's course. CEA rising
Primary tumor invaded tail of pancreas and spleen. Liver mets major concern
Y-90 radioembolization on 9/17/18, liver enzyymes have dropped. 10 Radiation treatments to primary tumor completed too. CT scan Nov to assess overall situation...

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