Mom is a 10 year survivor

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steve_p77
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Mom is a 10 year survivor

Postby steve_p77 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:59 pm

Good news: My mother was diagnosed in 2008 and is now a 10 year survivor of Stage III CRC

Bad News: She was very recently diagnosed with glioblastoma, had surgery to remove the primary tumor, will again do chemoradiation, and given only about 12-14 months to live.

Is there a forum like this for brain cancer?
mother, age 61
dx July '08 stage II/III rectal cancer
six weeks chemoradiation (Xeloda & Oxaliplatin) Aug - Sept '08
surgery: LAR with temp loop ileostomy January 7th, '09 - 0/8 nodes
Mar '09 FOLFOX for eight cycles
Aug '09 ileostomy takedown

Punky44
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Re: Mom is a 10 year survivor

Postby Punky44 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:33 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s recent diagnosis. She will be in my prayers as you go through this journey 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; CEA dropped to 6.2
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19

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

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Mom is a 10 year survivor

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:51 pm

I'm happy your mother is a 10 year survivor of colon cancer but sorry about her giloblastoma diagnosis!*hugs* I hope her chemo and radiation go well!*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


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