My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

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malene1207
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My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Postby malene1207 » Mon May 28, 2018 6:06 pm

Hi,

I saw this forum from hours of research about this disease. My brother was diagnosed with Sigmoid Adenocarcinoma Stage II A T3N0MO. He is back in my home country (Philippines) and I am here in the US worrying and sending money to help the family. We are devastated at first because this is "C" we are talking about and its the first time our family experienced it. The fact that the day we got the result of his colonoscopy was the day my father got discharged from the hospital after a successful operation on his brain due to a blood clot. So yeah, it is overwhelming but we hold to our faith and is getting strength from each other except for my parents whom we haven't told yet the diagnosis.

He will be out of the hospital tomorrow and will be back on Friday for discussion with his doctor about the future treatments if any. The final pathology report is still not available hopefully we can get it today. We are hoping that he will not get a chemo.

I have a lot of questions in my mind but some of it has already been answered in some of the forums here.

I'm praying for all the families here that is going through on the same journey as we are that God will give us strength and courage to overcome this battle.
ITS NOT ME BUT MY BROTHER HAS
50 yrs old
5-12-17 - Had a colonoscopy; found a mass 3.8CM
Pathologic Diagnosis : Rectosigmoind; Adenocarcinoma arising from a tubulovillous adenoma
5-21-17 - Had a surgery
Post Operative Diagnosis: Sigmoid Adenocarcinoma
Stage II A T3N0M0

Lee
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Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Postby Lee » Mon May 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Hi and welcome, sorry for the reason you are here.

Stage II means his odds are very high that he will beat this cancer (80% to 90%, not sure of the actual #). Chemo is the gray area. At his stage, some Dr.(s) recommend it, others do not.

My personal opinion, I want to do everything now and not look back with regrets.

Good luck to your brother

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

Lee
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Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Postby Lee » Thu May 31, 2018 3:25 pm

Any new updates?

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

malene1207
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Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Postby malene1207 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:38 am

Lee wrote:Any new updates?

Lee



Hi Lee,

Sorry I just saw your comment. For some reason, I didn't get a notification for the reply to my post. Anyhow, my brother is home and is trying to fully recover from his surgery. The follow up check up with his doctor is on Saturday and possible that they will discuss the official result of the pathology and future treatments.
I told him about this forum and he is now interested to read the success report of you guys, what did you go through, etc. I am compiling some forum for him to read.

Again thank you for checking up on me?

ps: I saw a forum about Stage IIIs - NED? Is there a separate topic of the same for Stage IIs?
ITS NOT ME BUT MY BROTHER HAS
50 yrs old
5-12-17 - Had a colonoscopy; found a mass 3.8CM
Pathologic Diagnosis : Rectosigmoind; Adenocarcinoma arising from a tubulovillous adenoma
5-21-17 - Had a surgery
Post Operative Diagnosis: Sigmoid Adenocarcinoma
Stage II A T3N0M0

Lee
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Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:09 pm

Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Postby Lee » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:07 pm

malene1207 wrote:
Lee wrote:Any new updates?

Lee

I told him about this forum and he is now interested to read the success report of you guys, what did you go through, etc. I am compiling some forum for him to read.

Again thank you for checking up on me?

ps: I saw a forum about Stage IIIs - NED? Is there a separate topic of the same for Stage IIs?


Please have him join this forum. There is a wealth of information and support here that he (and you )will find helpful. We already have a few members from the Philippines and just about every corner of this planet.

And yes, there is a special thread here for Stage III folks started almost 10 years ago. Can be an inspiration for those just starting this cancer journey. I'm a 14 year survivor of stage III cancer.

Here it is again

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10574&hilit=Ned+stage+III+how+long

Good luck to your brother, keep us posted,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:52 pm

malene1207 wrote:... Sorry I just saw your comment. For some reason, I didn't get a notification for the reply to my post...

If you aren't getting the notifications you expect, maybe you could check your notification settings to make sure you have selected the appropriate check-boxes.

http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/ucp.php?i=ucp_notifications&mode=notification_options

What kind of notifications are you expecting? Which one(s) aren't working like you expected?

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Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Postby Beckster » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:28 pm

malene1207 wrote:
Lee wrote:Any new updates?

Lee



Hi Lee,

Sorry I just saw your comment. For some reason, I didn't get a notification for the reply to my post. Anyhow, my brother is home and is trying to fully recover from his surgery. The follow up check up with his doctor is on Saturday and possible that they will discuss the official result of the pathology and future treatments.
I told him about this forum and he is now interested to read the success report of you guys, what did you go through, etc. I am compiling some forum for him to read.

Again thank you for checking up on me?

ps: I saw a forum about Stage IIIs - NED? Is there a separate topic of the same for Stage IIs?


I am a stage 2A ...I started a thread for any updates.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59688&hilit=Stage+2+peeps
57/Female
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Tumor grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
lymph nodes: 0/24
LVI present
Surgical margins: clear
MSS
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17, 12/12/17, 6/18/17 CT Scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.8 12/17-2.8, 3/17-3.1, 6/17-3.0
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17 :D

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Re: My Brother, 50 yrs old was Diagnosed with Rectosigmoid Cancer

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:36 pm

There's a Stage 2 thread that was started in 2013 by Grace14:

For Stage 2's, Ned for how long?
http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42270&p=297986#p297986


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