Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors

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Nohogirl
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Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors

Postby Nohogirl » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 pm

Hi All,

I have come across many threads about Stage 3 and Stage 4 survivors but don't see a lot about Stage 2.
We are newly diagnosed as stage 2 rectal cancer and need some encouragement.

Any stage 2 rectal cancer survivors that made through 5, 10, 15 years. Please come forward :)

Thank you in advance
04/18 DH 49 diag.stage 2A T3N0M0 rectal cancer moderately differentiated.
05/18 chemorad. (Xeloda) 28 days
08/18 Surgery- 24 cm including entire rectum out
Stage II T2N0M0 moderate to poorly diff. adenocarcinoma
0 of 15 lymph nodes
No PNI
No LVI
Clear margins
Regression Grade 3
10/29 Started Folfox

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CRguy
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Re: Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors

Postby CRguy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:40 pm

Nohogirl wrote:...... and need some encouragement.

Any stage 2 rectal cancer survivors that made through 5, 10, 15 years.

MANY Stage II folks, not having had recurrence or progression, sadly, no longer post here
because, gladly, they are back living their life which does not involve CRC.

If the Stage III / IV survivors don't give enough encouragement ...... Ummmmm
not sure what will ????

Just get out there and live life
JMO
BTDT

Cheers
CRguy on the Journey
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

Nohogirl
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Re: Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors

Postby Nohogirl » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:28 pm

I hope that turns out to be the case for my husband.
I am still hoping that common iliac lymph node enlargement is just reactive. If not, my husband's cancer will jump from stage II to stage IV.
04/18 DH 49 diag.stage 2A T3N0M0 rectal cancer moderately differentiated.
05/18 chemorad. (Xeloda) 28 days
08/18 Surgery- 24 cm including entire rectum out
Stage II T2N0M0 moderate to poorly diff. adenocarcinoma
0 of 15 lymph nodes
No PNI
No LVI
Clear margins
Regression Grade 3
10/29 Started Folfox

NHMike
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Re: Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors

Postby NHMike » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:52 pm

From the American Cancer Society:

The numbers below come from the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database, looking at people diagnosed with rectal cancer between 2004 and 2010.

For people with stage IIA rectal cancer, the 5-year relative survival rate is about 81%. For stage IIB cancer, the survival rate is about 50%.
The 5-year relative survival rate for stage IIIA rectal cancers is about 83%. For stage IIIB cancers the survival rate is about 72%, and for stage IIIC cancers the survival rate is about 58%.

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rec ... rates.html

These numbers are pretty old and I believe that numbers are better today than they were back in 2010 because of treatment improvements via the use of big data and better understanding of cancer.
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

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peanut_8
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Re: Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors

Postby peanut_8 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:56 pm

I'm coming up on my 5 year diagnosis anniversary next January 3rd. Pretty happy about that. :mrgreen:
Terri aka peanut
diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
permanent colostomy
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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susie0915
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Re: Any Stage 2 Long Term RECTAL Cancer Survivors

Postby susie0915 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:57 pm

I am stage 2a rectal cancer. I am considered 3 years NED. I was considered NED after my LAR in Sept. 2015. I did do chemo after but was considered cancer free before and chemo was clean up. I did adjuvant therapy. After chemo/radiation I had a sigmoid and all that was left was scar tissue. A pet scan showed no evidence of cancer. My pathology report from surgery did show minimal residual cancer cells, clear margins, and no lymph node involvement. I have ct scans, oncology and surgical appointments every 6 months. So far scans and bloodwork have all been good.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/only scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod
7/17 no change lung nod
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, clear CT pel/abd/lung nod no change


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