Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

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Punky44
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Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

Postby Punky44 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:21 pm

Hey that’s great news that you CT was clean! Hoping for more good news for you with staging.
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; 7/24: 1.9
6/28/19 Reversal and port out

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

justin case
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Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

Postby justin case » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:23 pm

I had a stage 2 diagnosis in the sigmoid, my only problem was I also had a stage 2 diagnosis in the rectum ? I got through both and have been NED for 6 years ! NED , no evidence of disease !
Good luck and follow protocol .
Michael
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

Deep
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Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

Postby Deep » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:38 pm

justin case wrote:I had a stage 2 diagnosis in the sigmoid, my only problem was I also had a stage 2 diagnosis in the rectum ? I got through both and have been NED for 6 years ! NED , no evidence of disease !
Good luck and follow protocol .
Michael


That is good to hear. I am still in the dark about what I have been diagnosed with. I took a look at my medical records online and they indicate that I have rectal cancer, not colon. Or the mass is located in the rectum. It is looking like I am stage 3, but will find out an exact staging, hopefully on Thursday in my meeting with the surgeon. It kind of makes sense though for it to be rectal cancer as I am looking over typical treatment for it and the Doctor who did the colonoscopy told me that I would probably do a round of chemo and radiation before surgery. Ready to get this show on the road...
11/29/18 Diagnosed T3N1 Rectal Cancer (Age 39, Male, no family history)
01/02/19--02/7/19--- 25 rounds radiation/chemo (Capecitabine 2000 mg)
04/15/19 Surgery, temp ileostomy (Tumor Staged T2)
7/8/19 Chemo (8 Rounds) Folfox

justin case
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Re: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Scheduled for end of month, and I fear I might have colon cancer

Postby justin case » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:22 pm

Oft times your GI has seen it all. If you were told there would be possible radiation, he saw it in the rectum ! Radiation can only be done in a stable environment, the sigmoid or other parts of the colon move way to much for this procedure . I had excessive chemo, as since I had 2 tumors, one could be treated with folfox, while the other could be treated with radiation at the same time . How did your appointment go ?
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012


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