Palliative Radiation

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Joecool1983
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Palliative Radiation

Postby Joecool1983 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:58 am

I am starting Palliative Radiation next week. Hoping to lessen the pain I am in from these tumors. Just wanted to see if anyone else has been through this and has any experiences.
Diagnosed 12/17/15- 32 years old- Tumor 3"x1.5" at the Rectosigmoid Colon
Stage IIIA T3N1M0
Radiation and chemotherapy(Xeloda pill form) January 2016- February 2016
4/11/16- Surgery to remove the tumor/colon resection. Robotic LAR/Dissection of Lymph Node. 1/19 showed any involvement
5/16-10/16- Follow up chemotherapy- FOLFOX, 8 Treatments
1/17- Routine CT scan found 3 Metastases on my Liver
4/17-8/17- 5 Treatments Avastin/Irinotecan

CLD
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Re: Palliative Radiation

Postby CLD » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:37 am

Good luck to you. I hope the radiation lessens the pain and helps you!
Wife to DH/ Father of 6 (age 42 at dx) diagnosed Jan 2015 stage IIIC
Tumor deposit in mesentery 13/24 lymph nodes +
CEA at dx: 5
MSS
Low Grade/Mod. Diff.
FOLFOX 6 months
N.E.D until June 2018
PET Scan 6/18
Biopsy confirms cancer in 3 Paraaortic lymph nodes
Folfiri + Avastin (6tx) and Xeloda during radiation
Cancer all over both lungs dx Jan 2019
FOLFIRI +AVASTIN presently

Lee
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Re: Palliative Radiation

Postby Lee » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:22 pm

What part of your body is being radiated? And how long?

Good luck, I hope it is successful in reducing your pain.

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 - 16 years and counting!

Joecool1983
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Re: Palliative Radiation

Postby Joecool1983 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:47 pm

Lee wrote:What part of your body is being radiated? And how long?

Good luck, I hope it is successful in reducing your pain.

Lee


Right Abdomen and Right Diaphragm
Diagnosed 12/17/15- 32 years old- Tumor 3"x1.5" at the Rectosigmoid Colon
Stage IIIA T3N1M0
Radiation and chemotherapy(Xeloda pill form) January 2016- February 2016
4/11/16- Surgery to remove the tumor/colon resection. Robotic LAR/Dissection of Lymph Node. 1/19 showed any involvement
5/16-10/16- Follow up chemotherapy- FOLFOX, 8 Treatments
1/17- Routine CT scan found 3 Metastases on my Liver
4/17-8/17- 5 Treatments Avastin/Irinotecan

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

Re: Palliative Radiation

Postby Lee » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:38 pm

I had radiation in the rectum only (14+ plus yrs ago), it was successful for me. And I am aware it can be successful in other parts of the body, especially bone mets. I hope (and pray) it is successful for you too.

All the best,

Le
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 - 16 years and counting!


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