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Thetoad
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Update

Postby Thetoad » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:19 pm

It's been a while since I posted here. My 5 year mark is approaching on 13 November and no concerns. Feeling much more confident. Unfortunately I've now been told that there is some prostate cancer. Gleason 7 (3+4.) I don't know if there will be any treatment, it's Grade Group 2, Intermediate favourable. Sad that this arrived just as the bowel cancer worry was fading! Best wishes to all.
Emergency extended rt hemi November 2013.
Complete blockage, small perforation.
Stage 2a.
T3N0M0
22 Lymph nodes clear.
No bag.

Yearly appts appts and 6 monthly CEA tests.
Incisional hernia repair, mesh Nov. 2014.
Cellulitus
CEA 1.4 on 28/7/17
27/5/17. Gallbladder removed, open.
Good consultation Feb. 2017
CEA 1.7 on 16/11/17 colonoscopy ok Jan. 2018 :)
Nurse pleased, March 2018. CEA 1.8. One more CEA test and hopefully last appt in November, 2018.
Prostate cancer, Gleason 7 (3+4) Sept. '18.

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ANDRETEXAS
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Joined: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:01 am
Location: Austin, Texas (University of Tennessee alumnus)

Re: Update

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:58 pm

I had prostate cancer (several Gleason 7's) before colon cancer. Had brachytherapy. My PSA has been <0.01 the last few years (knock on wood). My five-year colon cancer anniversary is coming up the first part of next year. So far, everything has been good. Hang in there. You will get through it. One day at a time. Andre
2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT
2018
3/21 - clean CT
4/11 - clean colonoscopy
2019
3/11 - clean CT

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

bitchslapped
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Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:23 pm
Location: PNW/USA

Re: Update

Postby bitchslapped » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:58 am

Congratulations on approaching your 5 year cancerversary!

Friend of mine dx prostate cancer last Fall, Stage IV, metastisis to bone. Visited this forum linked below, informational, fairly easy to navigate. Colon Talk so user friendly, great layout, signatures one of the best features here. You don't realize until you visit a forum that doesn't have sigs. Anyway, here is the link for anyone that might be interested. U.S. based, international members much like Colon Talk:

https://healthunlocked.com/

Hard to wrap my head around the idea of a cancer so slow growing that it doesn't necessarily require tx.


Best Wishes
BS
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

DarknessEmbraced
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Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Update

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:42 pm

Congratulations on 5 years!*hugs* Sorry about the prostate cancer!*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
NED 12/21/18

Thetoad
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Location: New Zealand

Re: Update

Postby Thetoad » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:38 am

bitchslapped wrote:Congratulations on approaching your 5 year cancerversary!

Friend of mine dx prostate cancer last Fall, Stage IV, metastisis to bone. Visited this forum linked below, informational, fairly easy to navigate. Colon Talk so user friendly, great layout, signatures one of the best features here. You don't realize until you visit a forum that doesn't have sigs. Anyway, here is the link for anyone that might be interested. U.S. based, international members much like Colon Talk:

https://healthunlocked.com/

Hard to wrap my head around the idea of a cancer so slow growing that it doesn't necessarily require tx.


Best Wishes
BS
Last edited by Thetoad on Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
Emergency extended rt hemi November 2013.
Complete blockage, small perforation.
Stage 2a.
T3N0M0
22 Lymph nodes clear.
No bag.

Yearly appts appts and 6 monthly CEA tests.
Incisional hernia repair, mesh Nov. 2014.
Cellulitus
CEA 1.4 on 28/7/17
27/5/17. Gallbladder removed, open.
Good consultation Feb. 2017
CEA 1.7 on 16/11/17 colonoscopy ok Jan. 2018 :)
Nurse pleased, March 2018. CEA 1.8. One more CEA test and hopefully last appt in November, 2018.
Prostate cancer, Gleason 7 (3+4) Sept. '18.

Thetoad
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:46 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Update

Postby Thetoad » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:40 am

Thetoad wrote:
Thetoad wrote:
bitchslapped wrote:Congratulations on approaching your 5 year cancerversary!

Friend of mine dx prostate cancer last Fall, Stage IV, metastisis to bone. Visited this forum linked below, informational, fairly easy to navigate. Colon Talk so user friendly, great layout, signatures one of the best features here. You don't realize until you visit a forum that doesn't have sigs. Anyway, here is the link for anyone that might be interested. U.S. based, international members much like Colon Talk:

https://healthunlocked.com/

Hard to wrap my head around the idea of a cancer so slow growing that it doesn't necessarily require
Cheers, I've joined that site. Thanks.

BS


Thanks. I joined that site.
Emergency extended rt hemi November 2013.
Complete blockage, small perforation.
Stage 2a.
T3N0M0
22 Lymph nodes clear.
No bag.

Yearly appts appts and 6 monthly CEA tests.
Incisional hernia repair, mesh Nov. 2014.
Cellulitus
CEA 1.4 on 28/7/17
27/5/17. Gallbladder removed, open.
Good consultation Feb. 2017
CEA 1.7 on 16/11/17 colonoscopy ok Jan. 2018 :)
Nurse pleased, March 2018. CEA 1.8. One more CEA test and hopefully last appt in November, 2018.
Prostate cancer, Gleason 7 (3+4) Sept. '18.

Thetoad
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:46 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Update

Postby Thetoad » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:48 am

Sorry bitchslapped. I've made a mess of your post and don't know how to fix it!
Emergency extended rt hemi November 2013.
Complete blockage, small perforation.
Stage 2a.
T3N0M0
22 Lymph nodes clear.
No bag.

Yearly appts appts and 6 monthly CEA tests.
Incisional hernia repair, mesh Nov. 2014.
Cellulitus
CEA 1.4 on 28/7/17
27/5/17. Gallbladder removed, open.
Good consultation Feb. 2017
CEA 1.7 on 16/11/17 colonoscopy ok Jan. 2018 :)
Nurse pleased, March 2018. CEA 1.8. One more CEA test and hopefully last appt in November, 2018.
Prostate cancer, Gleason 7 (3+4) Sept. '18.

Thetoad
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:46 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Update

Postby Thetoad » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:17 pm

Made it to 5 years today since BC surgery! Thanks for your support.
Emergency extended rt hemi November 2013.
Complete blockage, small perforation.
Stage 2a.
T3N0M0
22 Lymph nodes clear.
No bag.

Yearly appts appts and 6 monthly CEA tests.
Incisional hernia repair, mesh Nov. 2014.
Cellulitus
CEA 1.4 on 28/7/17
27/5/17. Gallbladder removed, open.
Good consultation Feb. 2017
CEA 1.7 on 16/11/17 colonoscopy ok Jan. 2018 :)
Nurse pleased, March 2018. CEA 1.8. One more CEA test and hopefully last appt in November, 2018.
Prostate cancer, Gleason 7 (3+4) Sept. '18.

stu
Posts: 1066
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Update

Postby stu » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:54 pm

Excellent news . Enjoy .
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
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

Thetoad
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:46 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Update

Postby Thetoad » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:15 pm

Yes, I still read these posts. Had my last appt with my lovely colorectal nurse and she gave me a survivor badge! Gave her a hug, with her permission and got a bit tearful. Now to deal with the prostate cancer! I finished 20 sessions of radiation on Friday and am now suffering the side effects. But they too will pass in time. Keep fighting everyone!
Emergency extended rt hemi November 2013.
Complete blockage, small perforation.
Stage 2a.
T3N0M0
22 Lymph nodes clear.
No bag.

Yearly appts appts and 6 monthly CEA tests.
Incisional hernia repair, mesh Nov. 2014.
Cellulitus
CEA 1.4 on 28/7/17
27/5/17. Gallbladder removed, open.
Good consultation Feb. 2017
CEA 1.7 on 16/11/17 colonoscopy ok Jan. 2018 :)
Nurse pleased, March 2018. CEA 1.8. One more CEA test and hopefully last appt in November, 2018.
Prostate cancer, Gleason 7 (3+4) Sept. '18.

Lee
Posts: 5873
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:09 pm

Re: Update

Postby Lee » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:26 pm

Sorry you are dealing with a new cancer, butt congratulations on hitting the 5 yr mark on colon cancer. That is a major milestone :D

May you reside in NEDville very soon, once again.

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 - 10 years and counting!

Punky44
Posts: 282
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:29 pm

Re: Update

Postby Punky44 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:12 pm

Sorry about the new diagnosis but congratulations on your 5 year survivor badge! You did this once, you can do It again!
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17 at diagnosis
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Total neoadjuvant therapy:
8 rounds Folfox 11/5/18 - 2/11/19
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes
CEA 4/23: 2.1

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.


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