6 month CT scan clean

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Jannine
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6 month CT scan clean

Postby Jannine » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:15 am

Had my 6 month CT scan last week. Chest and abdominal CTs both came back clean. CEA was at 2.0.

Next appointment is in 3 months for bloodwork. Next CT scan in 6-12 months.

If I can just get rid of this c diff infection, I'll be happy. I just finished up my 2nd round of vancomycin after it came back. Why does this keep happening when I'm attending a conference? -.- At least this time I caught it fairly early. Sigh.
DX: sigmoid colon cancer 5/2018. 48 F
laparoscopic sigmoid resection (24 cm removed); no stoma.
7.5cm adenocarcinoma -- mod. diff.
1 noncontiguous tumor deposit removed; 0/31 lymph nodes
T3 pN1c M0
5/18 before surgery, CEA 11.2
6/18 began FOLFOX
7/18: CEA 1.9; added neulasta post infusion
9/18: CEA 2.8
10/18: 25% chemo reduction
11/18: CEA 1.8

stu
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Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: 6 month CT scan clean

Postby stu » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:12 am

Great to hear your clear .
All the best clearing up the infection .
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

Punky44
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Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:29 pm

Re: 6 month CT scan clean

Postby Punky44 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:31 am

Yay great news!!
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
6/28/19 Reversal and port out

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

Jannine
Posts: 153
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:46 am
Location: Maryland, USA

Re: 6 month CT scan clean

Postby Jannine » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:08 pm

Saw a Nurse Practitioner today, and she put me on a Vancomycin taper to try to help get rid of the c diff. Apparently that's what's recommended on a first reoccurrence.

If I don't get rid of it I'll likely have it periodically for the rest of my life. I'm so frustrated that I was advised that it probably wasn't c diff and that I should just take some immodium. That was terrible advice and I can't help wondering if I would now be cured if I'd just gone to the ER rather than listening to my surgeon's nurse.

I guess it could be worse. I'd rather deal with occasional c diff than more colon cancer.
DX: sigmoid colon cancer 5/2018. 48 F
laparoscopic sigmoid resection (24 cm removed); no stoma.
7.5cm adenocarcinoma -- mod. diff.
1 noncontiguous tumor deposit removed; 0/31 lymph nodes
T3 pN1c M0
5/18 before surgery, CEA 11.2
6/18 began FOLFOX
7/18: CEA 1.9; added neulasta post infusion
9/18: CEA 2.8
10/18: 25% chemo reduction
11/18: CEA 1.8


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