Lung mets question

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margiej
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Lung mets question

Postby margiej » Mon May 14, 2018 1:49 pm

I am NED after two years plus, but have not had a chest CT scan since before my chemo started. I have had two pelvic and abdomen CT scans. I mentioned it at my visit last month and my doctor didn't seem concerned but will add a chest scan to this year's scan..probably September/October.
Are there any symptons of lung mets? I feel great except for lingering neuropathy from Oxaliplatin. Thanks for your help.
Margie
Dx CC 12/2015, age 57 at Dx
Stage IIIb: T3N1b
Adenocarcinoma, sigmoid colon, 2.5 cm - low grade, moderately differentiated
3/6 positive lymph nodes
laparoscopic colectomy 1/20/2016
Capox started 3/4/16 - Six rounds
CT-suspicious lymph 2/22/16
PET scan 2/24/16 clear
CT 6/8/16 clear
Clear Colonoscopy 3/17
CT 10/3/17 clear
CT 10/17/18 clear
CEA 12/17 1.7
5/16 3.8
7/16 1.9
3/17 1.3
10/17 1.2
4/18 1.6
11/18 1.2

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Jack&KatiesMommy
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Location: Columbus, OH

Re: Lung mets question

Postby Jack&KatiesMommy » Mon May 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Margie:
I have never had (nor have I seen others have) symptoms with lung mets even though I have had multiple. However, I think with your CEA where it is (and it looks like it may be a good indicator for you based on y our history) that you probably do not need to worry about lung mets....though I don't think it is a bad idea to be scanned so you have peace of mind. Here's wishing you NED forever!
Cynthia
Cynthia
Mommy to Jack (8) now (15) and Katie (4) now (11)
(My Most Precious Things)
Dx 8/11 Stage IV CRC (liver mets) CEA 2,600+
9/11 Folfiri 2/12: Failed Liver Resection
5/12 HAI pump/removed primary
4/13 Liver Resection!
8/13; 10/13; 12/13; 3/14; 8/14; 11/14; 2/15; 7/15; 12/15 RFA lungs
5/17: Upper Left Lobe of lung resected.
02/18: 3 new mets lymph nodes in hilar/lung:
05/18: Started Keytruda (MSS but moderate mutation burden): CEA: 66.4, 39.2, 23.8, 13, 3.5 NOW 1.8
08/18 Clear CT scan

margiej
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Re: Lung mets question

Postby margiej » Mon May 14, 2018 3:48 pm

Thank you for your input, Cynthia! That helps! I will get the scan in a few months for peace of mind. Maybe bump it up a month or two!
Margie
Dx CC 12/2015, age 57 at Dx
Stage IIIb: T3N1b
Adenocarcinoma, sigmoid colon, 2.5 cm - low grade, moderately differentiated
3/6 positive lymph nodes
laparoscopic colectomy 1/20/2016
Capox started 3/4/16 - Six rounds
CT-suspicious lymph 2/22/16
PET scan 2/24/16 clear
CT 6/8/16 clear
Clear Colonoscopy 3/17
CT 10/3/17 clear
CT 10/17/18 clear
CEA 12/17 1.7
5/16 3.8
7/16 1.9
3/17 1.3
10/17 1.2
4/18 1.6
11/18 1.2

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Rob in PA
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Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Lung mets question

Postby Rob in PA » Mon May 14, 2018 9:02 pm

Margie,
I have had several lung mets and never once did they produce symptoms that I noticed. As long as you are scheduled for a scan early Fall, there is no sense worrying about things that are out of your control (easier said than done....I know 8) ).

Best to you

Rob
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

margiej
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Re: Lung mets question

Postby margiej » Mon May 14, 2018 9:26 pm

Thank you, Rob, for your reassuring words. So happy you are NED.
Margie
Dx CC 12/2015, age 57 at Dx
Stage IIIb: T3N1b
Adenocarcinoma, sigmoid colon, 2.5 cm - low grade, moderately differentiated
3/6 positive lymph nodes
laparoscopic colectomy 1/20/2016
Capox started 3/4/16 - Six rounds
CT-suspicious lymph 2/22/16
PET scan 2/24/16 clear
CT 6/8/16 clear
Clear Colonoscopy 3/17
CT 10/3/17 clear
CT 10/17/18 clear
CEA 12/17 1.7
5/16 3.8
7/16 1.9
3/17 1.3
10/17 1.2
4/18 1.6
11/18 1.2


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