Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy

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Re: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy

Postby justin case » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:08 am

Lotus wrote:Sorry for long delay. Met with surgeon. He explained in detail what he recommends and won my confidence. He has excellent reputation. He will perform robotic LAR Monday April 16. He will remove part rectum part colon. He said it is very high up and even tho it’s being referred to as rectal cancer, it more resembles colon cancer. He thinks it is very early stage ....will know for sure after. I’ll update after surgery. Thanks for all your support I’m praying for everyone who is walking this path with me. Now it’s time to fight.

I had a large tumor in the sigmoid, and one very low in the rectum. After treatment, radiation and surgery with chemo, I'm doing fine . If your tumor is high up in the sigmoid rectal junction, you may be able to avoid a temp illio. Good luck. It sounds like your surgeon is well qualified for this surgery. I live in Houston and I used a lessor known hospital for my treatments. Not every situation needs an MD Anderson . Good luck tommorrow !
Michael
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

Lotus
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Re: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy

Postby Lotus » Tue May 01, 2018 2:33 pm

Robotic Assisted LAR was performed 4/16....had follow up appointment today with surgeon. He removed about 12 inches of my rectum/ colon, pathology revealed 16 benign lymph nodes, all tissue negative for dysplasia or malignancy. He said It seems that the doctor who performed my colonoscopy removed the entire polyp and thankfully it did not spread. I am so grateful. ....never been more anxious and terrified in my entire life. He said that incisions look good. I am extremely tired after activity....he said that is normal. He said I should return for follow up colonoscopy in February 2019 and also 3 month interval follow up with oncologist....I think to do testing....not sure what type. That routine colonoscopy saved my life. Praise God. Thanks to everyone here for your stories and support, it means the world to me.
Lotus female age 71
3/21/18 Routine colonoscopy. Dx "rectal mass" colonic adenocarcinoma
3/22/18 Ct scan showed no distant metastatic disease identified
4/1/18 MRI shows left lateral wall thickening of the rectosigmoid junction originating app 13 cm. from the anal verge. Overall lesion 3.5 cm. No progressive adjacent adenopathy.
Depth T2 no evidence for lymph node spread.
Stage 1 t2n0
3/22/18 CEA 0.8 range 0.0-3.0
4/16/18 Robotic Assisted LAR
Pathology negative for malignancy

NHMike
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Re: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy

Postby NHMike » Tue May 01, 2018 2:35 pm

I'm glad for you good outcome.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda +radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 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
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx 8 cycles 12/17-6/18

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Re: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy

Postby Lotus » Wed May 02, 2018 3:26 pm

NHMike wrote:I'm glad for you good outcome.



Thank you NHMike. God bless you.
Lotus female age 71
3/21/18 Routine colonoscopy. Dx "rectal mass" colonic adenocarcinoma
3/22/18 Ct scan showed no distant metastatic disease identified
4/1/18 MRI shows left lateral wall thickening of the rectosigmoid junction originating app 13 cm. from the anal verge. Overall lesion 3.5 cm. No progressive adjacent adenopathy.
Depth T2 no evidence for lymph node spread.
Stage 1 t2n0
3/22/18 CEA 0.8 range 0.0-3.0
4/16/18 Robotic Assisted LAR
Pathology negative for malignancy

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Re: Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy

Postby ocstacy » Tue May 15, 2018 12:02 am

Colon rectal cancer found during routine colonoscopy
Unread postby Lotus » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Dear friends,
This is my first post here. I am a 71 year old female. I went in for a routine colonoscopy last week and expected the results to be normal. I last colonoscopy was 10 years ago I had no polyps at that time so they told me to come back in 10 years. The doctor found a polyp that he said measured 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm and he said it was 13 cm from the end of my colon.


Welcome! My mom was diagnosed exactly one year ago one week before Mother's day. My mom just took her last chemo med on May 10! Just like you, I was scared for my mom. I felt as though since I was with her all the time since we live two door down from each other, I felt as thought I was typing for her as her caretaker. This forum is so supportive. Just like Anne and Mike mentioned ( I met them on here too and they had same DX as my mother, and my mother is 78, much older) She had a longer surgery too, almost 5 hours and her recovery was very rocky) My biggest advice, find a board certified colorectal surgeon. I think i found my mom the best surgeon on the west in CA. He was the CHIEF surgeon at USC Keck medicine. His reviews were amazing and I even talked to his patients. My mom stayed at the hospital after surgery for 7 days which is longer than most. She ended up having a C section, and she developed a sac full of pus so she got admitted shortly after discharge. Then she back at hospital for 4 days and then discharged. She did great after anti-biotics. The pain killers made her feel weak, no appetite It is a long process, but with patience and time, you will get through. I had to force my mom to get a colonoscopy, the dr. had her get so many scans, he missed it. I truly believe I saved my mother's life! <3 As stubborn as she is, she somehow chanted through it. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. <3
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 78, dx 5/09/17 because of me!! :wink:
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuvant start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 back @ hospital due 2 abscess/hernia - back home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY! :shock:
Took her last chemo med 05/10/18! Reversal 07/2018?
Me: Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp. internal hemmy's post partum


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