Stage IIIb, T4 tissue invasion. 12 yrs ago.

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CaliforniaBagMan
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Stage IIIb, T4 tissue invasion. 12 yrs ago.

Postby CaliforniaBagMan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:14 am

I begin by communicating my honor and respect for those who are engaged in the cancer battle. It is a tough road no matter if you are patient, caregiver, or just someone involved. I lived through that battle which was the roughest of my life. And it was rough on my wife and family.

But I am posting today to maybe send a ray of hope and encouragement to those in the midst of the battle. There are good outcomes for some. One of those good outcomes was mine. And as science and medicine progress the rate of those good outcomes is increasing. I see lots of new member names here. And those "new" members have more treatments and a better chance for a good outcome than "my group" did back in year 2007.

I have been NED for 12 years now. I am thankful for each day since that NED diagnosis. And I hope you can be lucky or blessed to achieve a similar good outcome as I received. My prayers are that you will.
CT guided biopsy on mass - still NED !!!
CT scan finds new 2x3cm mass on 10/09
APR surgery 11/07; NED thereafter
Folfox/radiation 9/07-10/07
DX Stage III rectal cancer 7/07

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Re: Stage IIIb, T4 tissue invasion. 12 yrs ago.

Postby Deb m » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:15 pm

It is indeed encouraging to hear these stories. My husband was also a t4 and he is almost 9 years out from DX. He had surgery, followed by 6 months of folfox and has been NED ever since. It is a very rough road and looking back I really don't know how I held it together and made it through. I guess I did it for my husband and two sons, and had a lot of help from The Good Lord.

So happy to hear of you success in beating you cancer.

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Re: Stage IIIb, T4 tissue invasion. 12 yrs ago.

Postby jmn » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:53 pm

CaliforniaBagMan wrote:I have been NED for 12 years now. I am thankful for each day since that NED diagnosis. And I hope you can be lucky or blessed to achieve a similar good outcome as I received. My prayers are that you will.

Congrats on being NED for 12 years! Many thanks for your encouragement to those of us who are striving to achieve that wonderful milestone.
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

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Re: Stage IIIb, T4 tissue invasion. 12 yrs ago.

Postby stu » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:13 pm

Great to see you back on here . Delighted everything is going well for you .
Treatment has changed so much over the last decade !! Be good to see that reflected in the stats .
Take care ,
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 .


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