Colonoscopy Tomorrow

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Aqx99
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Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby Aqx99 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:36 pm

Tomorrow will be my first colonoscopy since diagnosis. I can't believe it has been a year already. The prep is very interesting with my new plumbing. I'm just glad I buy the economy size packages of diapers. My pelvic physical therapist warned me that my system will probably be out of whack for about three days after this prep. Needless to say, I am extremely nervous about this colonoscopy. I'm hoping to be the fifth, and final, member of my immediate family to get a clear scope. My dad went a couple of months ago, one brother went before Christmas, my mom had hers on the 1st and my other brother went today.
Anne, 40
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
2/21/17 Diagnosis, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Diagnosed w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
11/27/17 CEA 2.6 ng/mL
12/5/17 CT showed NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9 ng/mL
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6 U/mL
1/23/18 Reversal
3/21/18 CT showed enlarged thymus
4/6/18 PET confirmed NED

rockhound
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby rockhound » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:20 pm

Good luck! I had my first after diagnosis/treatment/etc. in Jan. It was not clear (polyp removed), but that is allright with me because it still did what it was supposed to do- get rid of something that could become cancer! Preventative measure = good outcome.
42 yr old male
Diagnosed December 2016, age 41
Stage 1/IIA rectal cancer - T2/3N0M0 via MRI (MRI indicates stage 1; onc/surgeon = stage 2a)
Lynch syndrome, MSH6 mutation, MSI
2 to 3/2017 Xeloda + Radiation
5/10/17 - Robotic LAR with temp. loop illeostomy, 0/20 lymph nodes
6 to 7/2017 - Six cycles Folfox @ full strength
9/20/17 - Ileostomy takedown
10/17 - CT, NED
1/18 - 5mm polyp removed during colonoscopy
5/18 - CT, NED

Aqx99
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby Aqx99 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:10 pm

It was clear! No polyps and no cancer. He took a picture of my anastomosis and it looks really good. Next one in three years.
Anne, 40
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
2/21/17 Diagnosis, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Diagnosed w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
11/27/17 CEA 2.6 ng/mL
12/5/17 CT showed NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9 ng/mL
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6 U/mL
1/23/18 Reversal
3/21/18 CT showed enlarged thymus
4/6/18 PET confirmed NED

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juliej
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby juliej » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:00 pm

Aqx99 wrote: I'm hoping to be the fifth, and final, member of my immediate family to get a clear scope. My dad went a couple of months ago, one brother went before Christmas, my mom had hers on the 1st and my other brother went today.

You did it! Congratulations! :D :D :D Don't forget to celebrate!
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
NED 3/17/12 to 5/11/2018, CEA<1

benben
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby benben » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:08 pm

Aqx99 wrote:It was clear! No polyps and no cancer. He took a picture of my anastomosis and it looks really good. Next one in three years.


Big Congratulations Anne! That's some happy news.
I've got my first scope since treatment coming next week. Hoping for much the same:)

May you be forever NED.
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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
Granix given, Now Zarxio treatments every session.
Treatment 7 reduced to 75% OXI
Treatment 8-12 - NO OXI, just Luke and 5FU
Current - 12 treatments done, CBC good, CEA decreasing.
10/20/17 CT-SCAN - CLEAR! - NED

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Robino1
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby Robino1 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:41 am

Excellent!! :D
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
2017
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

heiders33
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby heiders33 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:11 am

Awesome news! Congrats.
36 year-old female
May 2017: Dx rectal cancer at T3N2M0
MSS, no genetic mutations
June-July 2017: 28 days of chemo/radiation
September 2017: laparoscopic LAR surgery with loop ileostomy
October 2017 - February 2018: six rounds of mop-up XELOX
March 12, 2018: reversal
April 16, 2018: CEA 2.1, all blood counts within normal ranges
May 2018: CT scan showed liver spot, MRI scheduled

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susie0915
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby susie0915 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:45 am

Good news. I remember my first after diagnosis. I was in a twilight state and able to watch the whole thing and even asked a couple questions. That was kind of interesting. The two before I was always totally out.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoid/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod
7/17 no change lung nod
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, clear CT pel/abd/lung nod no change

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Atoq
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby Atoq » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:17 pm

Wow, congratulations!!! :D

Claudia
45 year old, mother of 2
Dx rectal cancer October 2017
At least T3N2aMX (suspect metastasis to one lung 8 mm)
Lynch negative
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 VATS surgery scheduled

Caat55
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby Caat55 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:23 am

That's fantastic!!!
Susan
55 y.o. Female
Dx 9/26/17 RC Stage 3
Completed 33 rad. tx, xeolda 12/8/17
MRI and PET 1/18 sign. regression
Surgery 1/31/18 Ileostomy, clean margins, no lymph node involved
Port 3/1/2018
Oxaliplatin and Xeloda start 3/22/18

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Colonoscopy Tomorrow

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Wonderful news!
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17


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