Lung recurrence update- good news

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Beccaschocked
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Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby Beccaschocked » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:03 pm

I know there are several people on this board who are actively dealing with “lung thingies” or have in the past, so I figured I’d share my experience.

I had a single lung met removed via lobectomy, a piece of cake surgery in comparison with my colon/liver resection. My doctors agreed to forgo chemo for an onslaught of reasons, a decision I struggled with.

Since surgery I’ve made a full recovery, I’m able to hike, run, and work out as usual without any shortness of breath (or rather only shortness caused by two weeks of eating copious amounts of pasta in Italy, not the loss of a lobe).

Today, I had my 6 month post surgical scan and all is well, aside from my insides looking completely jumbled!
Dx @ 32, mom to 6 week old and 2 year old (now 3 & 5)
3/2015 stage IV colon cancer Mets to liver. CEA > 8,000.
4/2015- June 15; 3 infusions folfoxiri +avastin, 4 infusions folfox
7/2015 colon & liver resection followed by 6 infusions of folfiri
1/2016-5/2017 NED (5mm lung nodule stable)
10/2017- growing lung nodule 12mm from 5mm-Confirmed recurrence - CEA 2.5
11/2017- lobectomy- no chemo
1/2018- CT & PET back to NED. CEA 1.3; 1.4; 1.2; 1.2.
7/2018- Clear scan NED

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CRguy
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Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby CRguy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:39 am

Glad it is working for you !!!!!

as a lung thang ganger from way back ... I agree
the lung surgery is WAY more manageable than the whole resection thing

Cheers and Harmony
CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
11 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

lovelife789
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Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby lovelife789 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:11 pm

Good news! I hope i get the same good news like yours soon!!! :)
F/38 - Dx 8 Mar 17, CEA 80.5
Stage IV Sig. Colon, 6 Liver mets, T3N0M1a, KRAS NRAS Wild, G2=Moderately differentiated
3/17- 6/17 - 6 rounds of FOLFOX + Erbitux - CEA 2.5
7/17 - 1st Liver resect/Colon/Gall, all clear margin
8/17 - 2nd Liver resec
9-12/17' - completed 13 rounds of FOLFOX - CEA 1.0
1/18 - Clear PET SCAN - CEA 1.4
3/18 - Clear MRI - CEA 0.8
6/30 - PET SCAN showed a lung nodule that has always been there grew from 5mm to 8mm - CEA 1.0
Aug - VATs scheduled

stu
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Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby stu » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:50 pm

Great news . Enjoy every minute . My mum felt the lung section was amazing compared to the rest .
We often laugh that some poor junior radiologist is trying to analyse my mum’s scans . No easy task .
Delighted for you,
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared

Trying
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Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby Trying » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm

Fantastic! :D
38 yr old single mom of almost 2 yr old.
Colon cancer stage IV 10 liver mets April 2018
Folfox as of June 2018

NedPlease
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Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby NedPlease » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:43 pm

:D :D :D
F-54- St 4- Ascend Colon, 2 Liver mets, Poorly dif, Mutant
6/10- Folfox
9/10- R Liver Resect/Colon/Gall/Appendix
11/10-3/11- Folfox
11/11- R Lung, 1 met, VATS
3/12- 9/12- Xeloda
2/12- 6/18 Clear Scans
Today- NED

DarknessEmbraced
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:59 am

Wonderful! :)
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

retiredteacher
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Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby retiredteacher » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:33 pm

:) Congrats! Gotta feel great!
RC, F, 63 at diagnosis, Sept. 2017
Adenocarcinoma 6.3 - 7 cm tumor (PET)
Initial path, MSS, G2,
Stage est. T3N0M0 PET only
2500 Cap/RT Oct/Nov18; 25 treatments
"Near complete metabolic response" PET Jan 2018
CEA 0.5 Oct. 2017, Jan. 2018
MRI Feb. 2018 for Presurgical staging yT2 N0 12 cm from AV 3 cm in size
LAR Feb 20 yT1N0M0 0/21 G1 0.3 cm in size
CAPEOX starting March 2018, oxi and cap reduced to 80% at cycle 3
Completed 4 cycles CAPEOX; stopped due to gut issues.

JulesW
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Re: Lung recurrence update- good news

Postby JulesW » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:43 pm

Hi Beccashocked,
I'm new to this board - looks like I'll need a lobectomy for a central left lower lobe nodule. Which lobe did you have removed if I may ask? I've heard that lower lobe resections may have more impact on lung function than upper lobectomy because of greater oxygen transfer in lower lobes.
-JulesW


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