Staging and treatment options.

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jmn
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Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Location: New York/Philadelphia

Re: Staging and treatment options.

Postby jmn » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:58 pm

Like Beckster, I was on Xeloda for six months. I took 6,000 mg daily—two weeks on, one week off. Side effects included skin darkening, rashes, occasional fatigue, some dehydration, and elevated creatinine levels; I didn’t have any problems with diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. All in all, it was very manageable. I worked the entire time—on a demanding job that required frequent travel—and maintained a pretty normal, fairly active lifestyle despite also managing diabetes and high blood pressure.
DX: CC, 7-9-18 @ age 61, male
Severe anemia (4.5 g/dl), 5-11-18; colonoscopy, 6-29-18
Lap-assisted right hemicolectomy, 7-16-18
G2, moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in cecum, 4.2 x 3.7 x 0.7 cm
Stage IIB, pT4aN0 (first pathology DX: pT3N0)
0/24 lymph nodes, LVI present, PNI present, surgical margins clear, MSS
CEA: 3.0 (pre-op, 7-10-18); 0.7 (post-op, 8-8-18)
TX: Xeloda (capecitabine) monotherapy, 10-16-18 to 4-21-19
CEA: 4-19, 3.4; 5-19, 3.0; 7-19, 3.0
NED: 5-28-19 :D
Clear colonoscopy, 7-15-19 :D

camicom
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Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:39 pm
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Re: Staging and treatment options.

Postby camicom » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:54 pm

jmn wrote:Like Beckster, I was on Xeloda for six months. I took 6,000 mg daily—two weeks on, one week off. Side effects included skin darkening, rashes, occasional fatigue, some dehydration, and elevated creatinine levels; I didn’t have any problems with diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. All in all, it was very manageable. I worked the entire time—on a demanding job that required frequent travel—and maintained a pretty normal, fairly active lifestyle despite also managing diabetes and high blood pressure.


Thank you
5/13 Blood in stool CT and Bloodwork Clean
6/17 Colonoscopy 5cm Malignant Neoplasm in Transverse Colon
CEA 1.2 Lung CT clear
6/19 Confirmed Adenocarcinoma Mod Diff
7/19 Extended Right Hemicolectomy
Stage 3A with only Primary node affected 48 total nodes taken
BRAF Neg
Recommended 3 month Folfax
Decided no chemo
5 year DF ration is 81% w/o chemo 80% with

CF_69
Posts: 65
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:44 pm

Re: Staging and treatment options.

Postby CF_69 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:12 am

I forgot about the skin darkening.

My skin is pretty fair. Normally I burn then go back to normal, maybe a shade or two darker after the burn heals. I generally don’t spend a lot of time in the sun. I like to be outside, just in the shade.

My drivers side arm is noticeably darker than the rest of me, and much darker than I’ve ever been previously.
47 year old male
Distal sigmoid near rectosigmoid junction adjacent to upper rectum
Adenocarcinoma
2.8 x 1.8 x 3.5 cm
G2
T3N0M0 after pathology
CEA 1.9
Xeloda / radiation x 25
Laparoscopic LAR April 2019
0 of 12 nodes
Stage 2A
4 cycles of adjuvant Xeloda
MRI on liver for 2mm hypodensity not suspicious.


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