Gravelyguy wrote:Silver wedding,
, but they had taken it all out. There was no cancer left in me! My 2 year surgery anniversary will be in a couple days. I have been cancer free since then.
The 6 positive lymph nodes is not as good as no lymph nodes but better than 20 positive lymph nodes. You need to be more concerned when they can't get good margins or there is so much cancer found that they can't get it all out. Even then there are treatments they can try.
The post op chemo is there to get any cancer cells that may be circulating around. Your husband has this!
Oncologist said the four months of this would increase his chances by 30%. I can’t believe this is happening to him and us.
SilverWedding wrote:I’m going to inquire about Disability. He was laid off just weeks before learning he had cancer. Just so much right now. Praying insurance will cover this next chemo.
SilverWedding wrote:... I was able to get the full report and have updated my signature. The report doesn’t give that TNM info that I can find.
For example, the Stanford Cancer Center has an in-house, default colon/rectum pathology report template that is much more elaborate than the CAP standard:
Jacques wrote:SilverWedding wrote:... I was able to get the full report and have updated my signature. The report doesn’t give that TNM info that I can find.
Just a note to say that your updated signature does not contain all of the post-surgery pathology data items normally required for proper staging of a resected colorectal cancer specimen. For example:
- The NCCN Guidelines on Rectal Cancer require 9 specific data items from the resected specimen pathology report. Your signature does not have all 9 of these.
Reference: https://www2.tri-kobe.org/nccn/guideline/colorectal/english/rectal.pdf (2017)
- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) template for preparing a standard pathology report on colorectal cancer resected specimens has 20 required data elements as well as a number of other optional data elements. Your signature contains only a small fraction of these required elements
Reference: https://www.cap.org/protocols-and-guidelines/cancer-reporting-tools/cancer-protocol-templates (2017)
Please note that the Pathology Departments of some of the top cancer hospitals in the country -- such as Stanford Cancer Center -- routinely give full pathology reports with all the required data elements addressed, plus some of the optional ones as well.For example, the Stanford Cancer Center has an in-house, default colon/rectum pathology report template that is much more elaborate than the CAP standard:
My question is this: What data elements does your so-called "full report" contain ???