Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

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Punky44
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Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby Punky44 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:02 am

My mom has her scans tomorrow (MRI and CT) to see if the chemo is working. I would love if you could keep her in your prayers. Thank you.
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; CEA dropped to 6.2
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes

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

Nohogirl
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Re: Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby Nohogirl » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:42 am

Prayers for your mom. I know its a very difficult and scary waiting time..we just went thru it.
04/18 DH 49 Stage 2A T3N0M0 rectal cancer moderately differentiated.
05/18 chemorad. (Xeloda) 28 days
08/18 Surgery- 24 cm, including entire rectum out
Path -Stage II T2N0M0 moderate to poorly diff. adenocarcinoma
0 of 15 lymph nodes
No PNI
No LVI
Clear margins
10/18-02/19 8 cycles of Folfox
02/19 Normal Pet Scan

Trying
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Re: Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby Trying » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:12 pm

Sending positivity your way
38 yr old single mom of almost 2 yr old.
Colon cancer stage IV 10 liver mets and peri metApril 2018
Folfox as of June 2018
Down to 2 mets in liver dec 2018.

Punky44
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Re: Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby Punky44 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:46 am

Thank you both for your thoughts!

Good news—the cancer is shrinking! :)
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; CEA dropped to 6.2
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes

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

tater
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Re: Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby tater » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:30 am

That is some good news.
DH to 38 wife w/kids
Stage 3C DX 3/3/17 CEA 29
5-fu and radiation ended May 17, 2017
Stage 4 External iliac node July 17, 2017
FOLFOX + Avistan July 18 2017 CEA 2.3
Nov 9, 2017 Coloanal Anastomosis, Hysterectomy & External Nodes Removed W/ileostomy
Clear Margins NED
CEA 1.5 12/17, 2.1 2/18, 2.3 6/18, 1.1 9/18, 1.3 12/18, 1.8 3/19
Clear CT and MRI on 2/5/2018, 9/18 Clear Scans
Reversal Surgery 6/26/18

mpbser
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Re: Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby mpbser » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:15 am

Excellent news!
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4, 2.1, 1.5, 1.9, 1.9, 2.1, 2.1, 2.4, 1.7, 2.0, 2.9, 2.2
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
1/18 Liver left hepatectomy seg 4
5/18 CT clear
12/18 MRI shows met
Resection & HAI Mar 7

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

Re: Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:57 am

Wonderful news! :D
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

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LPL
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Location: Europe

Re: Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby LPL » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:24 pm

Congratulations Punky44 :)
Sending good vibrations that it will continue shrinking!
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED for now :D
:!: Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemo .. hospitalized, insulin -> Metformin
Surgeries (open):
3/18 Emergency colostomy 5/23 Primary+gallbl+colostomy reversal (+port) 9/01 Liver mets

lakeswim
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Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:37 am

Re: Prayers needed for mid chemo scan

Postby lakeswim » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:41 pm

Great news! (And impressed that she had a mid-chemo scan. I didn't get a scan until a few weeks after chemo (before radiation started).)

Hope it continues! (My tumor shrank quite a bit after chemo. Still waiting to see what chemo/radiation did.)

Keep us posted!
50 - F
Mom to 2 teens
RC - dgns 3/18 at age 49
Adenocarcinoma
10-11 cm frm anal verge ("large")
Stage 3a - T4N0M0
FOLFOX May -Sept '18
Capecetabine + Radiation - 28 sessions - Oct - Nov 2018
Jan 19 - Tumor gone but determining next steps


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