Lung Cryoablation

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Tdubz
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Lung Cryoablation

Postby Tdubz » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:48 am

Hey everyone,

Looking for any experiences with lung cryoablation. I’m scheduled to have this done next month and was curious as to what the procedure and recovery are like.thanks

Pyro
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Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: Lung Cryoablation

Postby Pyro » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:43 pm

Everyone is different but what I can tell you is they popped one of my lungs doing the procedure. If this happens you cannot fly on an airplane for 14 days afterward, it made us have to drive from Houston to Tucson. Just be ready if you fly to treatment.
Aug 2015- Stage 4 CC with liver Mets(38/m)
Sep 2015- Avastin/Folfox/Iron
Dec 2015-Not liver surgery candidate
Jan 2016- Erbitux/Folfiri, 2nd opinion at MDA in TX
Feb 2016 -MDA liver surgery
Mar 2016 -30% of left lobe rem, PVE
May 2016 - 70% of liver rem
Jun 2016-Rad
Jan 2017-perm colost @MDA
Jul 2017-Erb/FOLFURI
Nov 2017 -Lung & Liver ablations@MDA
Jan 2018 -Xeloda & Avastin mx
Jul 2018-Avast/FOLFURI
Sep 2018-Rad
Mar 2019 - Keytruda fail
Jun 2019 - FOLFURI
Aug 2019 - No more, quality time!

Tdubz
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Re: Lung Cryoablation

Postby Tdubz » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:29 pm

Are you awake for the procedure?

benben
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Location: Washington State

Re: Lung Cryoablation

Postby benben » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:30 pm

Hi Tdubz. Good to see you!

I can't provide any lung cryo info - sorry.
So I take it you got the liver situation sussed out? Last I recall you had what appeared to be recurrence near the gallbladder?

I hope everything goes well for you.
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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
11/8 PORT OUT!
6/19 CT - NED (2 years!)

Tdubz
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Re: Lung Cryoablation

Postby Tdubz » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:34 pm

Yep, did a small resection on the liver and that went great. Probably one of the easiest surgeries I’ve had. Then on the follow up for that surgery they found a spot in my lungs had grown to 4mm. Still too tiny to do anything about so we waited 3 months and scanned again. This time it had grown to 7 mm so now I’m scheduled for the ablation. I guess for being stage iv, I’ve been relatively lucky. With each reoccurrence, the cancer has been isolated to one tumor and we have caught it when it’s really small each time. I’m hoping third times a charm and we can finally get one step ahead instead of playing catch up all the time.

Claudine
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Location: Montana

Re: Lung Cryoablation

Postby Claudine » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:55 am

Tdubz, since you don't have a signature : are you/will you be on any type of adjuvant "mop-up" chemo following your single recurrence removals? If so, what kind?
Thanks, I hope this one is the last one for you!
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT radiation 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
CEA since 03/19: high 58, low 3.2, now 7.6
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules up to 5mm
Scan 12/19: one 1mm stable nodule
PET 04/20 small uptake by L4
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and residual tumor removal 05/20

Tdubz
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Re: Lung Cryoablation

Postby Tdubz » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:29 pm

Claudine wrote:Tdubz, since you don't have a signature : are you/will you be on any type of adjuvant "mop-up" chemo following your single recurrence removals? If so, what kind?
Thanks, I hope this one is the last one for you!


Hi claudine, after my colon resection I did 11 rounds of folfox. The oncologist at md Anderson did not recommend adjuvant chemo for me after the liver resection. I’m not sure what they will recommend now after the lung ablation though.

benben
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Location: Washington State

Re: Lung Cryoablation

Postby benben » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:42 pm

Tdubz wrote:Yep, did a small resection on the liver and that went great. Probably one of the easiest surgeries I’ve had. Then on the follow up for that surgery they found a spot in my lungs had grown to 4mm. Still too tiny to do anything about so we waited 3 months and scanned again. This time it had grown to 7 mm so now I’m scheduled for the ablation. I guess for being stage iv, I’ve been relatively lucky. With each reoccurrence, the cancer has been isolated to one tumor and we have caught it when it’s really small each time. I’m hoping third times a charm and we can finally get one step ahead instead of playing catch up all the time.



Glad to hear your liver resection went well. I hope your lung ablation is as smooth and you'll enter into NED for good.

Keep on battling.
----------------------
3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
11/8 PORT OUT!
6/19 CT - NED (2 years!)


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