9-year stage 2A survivor

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9-year stage 2A survivor

Postby mymaria » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:39 pm

I haven't posted in quite a while, but wanted to give a short update. Nine years ago this afternoon I had a right hemicolectomy for stage 2 colon cancer. After the surgery, doctors determined in was grade 3. I had three rounds of chemo, then stopped after a specialist at Cleveland Clinic determined it wouldn't give me any added benefit due to my Lynch Syndrome. Today, I remain CANCER FREE! (Five months before my colon cancer diagnosis, I was diagnosed with a separate, distinct primary cancer of the uterus.) I haven't had a CT scan in four years and continue with my annual colonoscopies and endoscopies every three years (due to the Lynch diagnosis.) Life is good!!
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Endometrial cancer stage 1B grade 3, July '09 age 43
34 negative l.n.
Radiation Aug. and Sept., '09
Colon cancer T3N0M0, grade 3, Dec. '09
54 negative l.n.
Modified Folfox 6 regime started Jan. 12, '10
Stopped after 3 rounds Feb. 9, '10
Lynch Syndrome

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Re: 9-year survivor

Postby Koreysue » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:43 pm

Thanks for updating! I love a success story!
Congrats on your cancer free status :D
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)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8

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Re: 9-year stage 2A survivor

Postby Beckster » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:50 pm

Thanks for the update....being a 2A myself, I look forward to hopefully joining you in 7 years! Congrats!
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
LN: 0/24
LVI present
Surgical margins: clear
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/17, 12/17, 6/18, 12/18 CT Scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.8 12/17-2.8, 3/18-3.1, 6/18-3.0, 9/18 2.8, 12/18 2.5
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17 :D

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Re: 9-year stage 2A survivor

Postby Punky44 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:08 pm

Caregiver to my amazing mom (68)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17 at diagnosis
MRI/CT/PET puts staging at T3N2M0
Trying total neoadjuvant therapy—chemo first, then short course radiation, then surgery
Completed 8 rounds of neoadjuvant Folfox 11/5/18 - 2/11/19
Current CEA 7.0

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

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Re: 9-year stage 2A survivor

Postby SurvivorsSpouse » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:52 pm

Congratulations, we just had my wife’s 6 year appointment from stage 2A.

Still cancer-free.

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