Scan anxiety

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Scan anxiety

Postby Trying » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:53 pm

My first scan aince diagnoais is thursday. Im scared to be honest although everyone in my life aays how much healthier i seem. No more pain and energy increase. Hoping these are good signa of tumor shrinkage
Can hardley look at my baby witjout fear of not raising him. Im not sure if im hoping cor reassurance, letting out emotions or what but thanks for reading

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

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby ams5796 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:43 pm

It sounds like you're having a good response to chemo. Take it one day at a time. I wish you well and many more years with your baby boy.
Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
2/10 lung mets
3/11 VATS
6/11 VATS
7/13 lung met
2/14 SBRT
NED 8/14
5/17 scan and MRI found treated spine met

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby Trying » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:47 pm

Thank you
38 yr old single mom of almost 2 yr old.
Colon cancer stage IV 10 liver mets April 2018
Folfox as of June 2018

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby stu » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:02 am

Sounds good to me too .
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
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby dliu » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:52 am

I'm sure feeling good means you're in a much better place than when this whole ordeal started. Sending you strength and my best wishes for tomorrow.
Caring for my mum, 65
Sigmoid resection, multiple liver mets
09/05/2018 Dx Stage IV, 6/11 LN - KRAS G12V
28/05/2018 First round of FOLFOX + Avastin

CEA down from 6000+ (05/2018) to 843 (08/2018) to 377 (11/2018)
9/10 rounds with Oxaliplatin
8/10 rounds with Bevacizumab

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby Trying » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:24 pm

It only took about 20 minutes. They gave me a dye iv It was done thursday and im anxiously awaiting results
38 yr old single mom of almost 2 yr old.
Colon cancer stage IV 10 liver mets April 2018
Folfox as of June 2018

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby Detox » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:54 pm

Hoping the results are good and they can get back to you quickly on it.

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby AppleTree » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:06 am

Waiting for the results seems like forever!

I had a questionable CT scan in June, so the DR then ordered a PET scan for July. The PET was clear! That was a double worrisome wait!

I hope the DR let's you know soon your results and that gives you peace.
Diag Feb 5, 2016 Age 45
3 cm tumor 5 cm from verge
Radiation + Xeloda pills - 3000mg 5x week
3/14 - 4/16 - 25 sessions
Shrank just over 50% L nodes 0/13
Remove rectum with temp Ileo 6/17
Reversal 7/20 due to infection
Acute hepatitis August. Chemo cancelled
June to September 2016 - 58 days in hospital

6/16, MRI shadow in lung
Pet - 6.6mm Met in Upper right lobe
7/30 VAT surgery Mass General/Boston
8/24 port
8/30 - 4/28 Folfox. 12 rounds
June CT shows new lung Mets.

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby Koreysue » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:13 am

It can be so stressful. I am always a wreck regarding tests.
Sounds like you are feeling good and that is a great thing. I know how bad the worry can be. I always have to tell myself over and over not to ruin the “now” with worry because worry will not change the result.
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:08 am

Waiting for results is so hard!*hugs* I hope you get good results!*hugs*
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

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Re: Scan anxiety

Postby dianetavegia » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:48 am

I'm allergic to the contrast so I have the CT of my lungs and then wait til my turn to have the MRI of my abdomen. My doctor won't give me the results for a WEEK but the hospital will post the results about four days after and I used to have an oncologist friend in Australia read them for me. Now I've learned the most important thing is to look for the 'bottom line' which is sometimes at the top!

In almost 10 years I've had sooooooooooo many scans, then several years of PET scans until BC/BS refused more. Now I only have Medicare and they will limit the number of scans I can have.

Very few people are not worried about scans.
Stage IIIB cc surgery 1/7/09. 5/17 nodes. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IVa 2/15/12. CEA 6.4 PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12 No chemo

Nine years 10 months since dx and 6 1/2 years post liver resection.
NED Oct. 2018

“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” Psalms 30:2

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