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child#6
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Good news

Postby child#6 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 pm

We had a visit with the oncologist yesterday. My husband's stage 2 colon cancer will not require any chemo. He has no risk factors. It's blood work, scans and colonoscopies. Colonoscopies can be no more than 3 years apart, Dr. prefers it be closer to two years.

Deb m
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Re: Good news

Postby Deb m » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:29 pm

I'm happy for you that you don't have to do any treatments. Do make sure you have a good surveillance schedule set up though, it's very important even in stage II!
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child#6
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Re: Good news

Postby child#6 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:29 pm

Yes we have a good surveillance schedule. Following the NCCN guidelines, but a little bit tighter.

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Re: Good news

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:02 pm

Congratulations! :D
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

jmn
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Re: Good news

Postby jmn » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:45 pm

Congrats to you and your husband! I received similar news this week from my oncologist: Stage IIA colon cancer, no chemo, and close observation/surveillance.
DX: CC, 7-9-18 @ age 61, male
Severe anemia (4.5 g/dl), 5-11-18; colonoscopy, 6-29-18
Laparoscopic-assisted right hemicolectomy, 7-16-18
G2, moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in cecum, 4.2 x 3.7 x 0.7 cm
Stage IIB, T4aN0M0
0/24 lymph nodes, LVI present, PNI present, surgical margins clear, MSS
CEA: 3.0 (pre-op, 7-10-18); 0.7 (post-op, 8-8-18)
TX: Xeloda (Capecitabine) monotherapy

NHMike
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Re: Good news

Postby NHMike » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:40 am

Very good news. He can proceed to get on with life.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 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; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 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) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal

child#6
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Re: Good news

Postby child#6 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:26 pm

I hope we can proceed with life but we were informed that my husband is very likely Lynch positive so we don't really know. In my research on such I found that he is much more susceptible to brain, skin and liver and lung Ca. Only time will tell, but we take each day as it comes together.


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