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retiredteacher
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Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:34 pm

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby retiredteacher » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:37 am

OK. I have absolutely nothing of value to add to this conversation. But I truly appreciated and could identify with the Alice's Restaurant reference. Carry on ...
RC, F, 63 at diagnosis, Sept. 2017
Adeno 6.3 - 7 cm tumor (PET) MSS, G2,
Est. T3N0M0 PET
2500 Cap/RT Oct/Nov18; 25 treatments
"Near complete metabolic response" PET Jan 2018
CEA 0.5 Oct. 2017, Jan. 2018, 0.6 Oct. 2018
MRI Feb. 2018 Presurg yT2 N0 12 cm from AV 3 cm
LAR Feb 20 yT1N0M0 0/21 G1 0.3 cm
CAPEOX March 2018, oxi and cap reduced to 80% at cycle 3
Completed 4 cycles CAPEOX; stopped due to gut issues, liver enzymes
Clear CT and colonoscopy November 2018. NED. :-)

MetastaticEquilibria
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:42 am
Location: Japan

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby MetastaticEquilibria » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:02 am

Hi boxhill,

boxhill wrote:I just want to clarify that the drug under discussion, which goes by various brand names, stimulates WHITE blood cell production (hence neutrophils), not platelets.


Yes, good clarification. Actually, it looks like a possible side effect of Filgrastim is reduced platelets: https://www.neupogen.com/. Yikes.

And cheers, retiredteacher.
M55 Stage 4 (Japan)
12/16 Tumor rectal/sigmoid jct
1/17 Resect stage 2 T3N0M0+LVI
2-6/17 UFT+UZEL
7/17 Recurr.+2 liver mets stage 4
7-10/17 FOLFOX+Vectibix
11-12/17 FOLFOX+pelvic rad (x/gamma 60 Gy)
1-7/18 FOLFOX+Vectibix
8-9/18 Liver rad (protons 73 Gy)
10/18-12/18 Xeloda+Avastin
2/19 New liver met
3/19 Liver rad (protons 66 Gy)
4/19 3 lung mets
4-6/19 Vectibix
7/19-now FOLFIRI+Cyramza
8/19 Lung mets stable
CEA 1.4-223 now 12.6
CA19-9 2.8-105 now 65
RAS wild MSS MET+func TP53-func
UGT1A1*28 homo

Rock_Robster
Posts: 184
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:27 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby Rock_Robster » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:22 am

MetastaticEquilibria wrote:Hi boxhill,

boxhill wrote:I just want to clarify that the drug under discussion, which goes by various brand names, stimulates WHITE blood cell production (hence neutrophils), not platelets.


Yes, good clarification. Actually, it looks like a possible side effect of Filgrastim is reduced platelets: https://www.neupogen.com/. Yikes.

And cheers, retiredteacher.

Yep, good point - thanks.
Male 37 yr; Melbourne, Australia. BMI 24
10/2018 Dx 3.5 cm RC adenocarcinoma, 12cm from AV
Mod diff (G2), EMVI+, LVI+, PNI-
3 local LN; 4 liver mets, resectable
pT3 pN1a pM1a; Stage IVa. MSS, NRAS (G13R)
CEA: Oct-18= 12; Nov-18= 14, Mar-19= 2.4, Aug-19 <2.0
11/18 - FOLFOX x 6
12/18 - DVT
3/19 - Liver resection (open); R0
4-5/19 - 25 x pelvic radiation w Xeloda; complete metabolic response (TRG 3)
07/19 - ULAR (robotic), temp ileo. R0; 1/27 LN positive
08/19 - FOLFOX x 2-4


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