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Re: Newbie

Postby Lee » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:05 am

Colonme wrote: . . . I’m not sure he was going to refer me to an oncologist until I mentioned it. . .

Make sure you do see an Onc. A surgeon should not be making an Onc type decision and nor should an Onc make a surgery type decision.

good luck,

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: Newbie

Postby Caat55 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:27 pm

That is scary isn't it? I wonder why there isnt a standard protocol. My oncologist said colorectal cancer is dialed in, almost a cookbook for treatment. Given all the hospitals in Portland, I am surprised there isn't
Try not to worry.
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
Last Oxaliplatin 7/5/18, 5 rounds
CT NED 9/2018

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