Positive fecal occult test

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zephyr
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Re: Positive fecal occult test

Postby zephyr » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:23 pm

I had no symptoms or known history of colon cancer in my family when I was diagnosed during my first, routine, baseline colonoscopy. After having regular follow-up colonoscopies, I was diagnosed with an aggressive Stage IV recurrence a few years later. As part of my genetic testing, I ran down many estranged family members for information. Turns out there was a history on my grandmother's side of the family ... but no one ever talked about it. Even if you don't have a true history, the consensus on this board will be: if there's even a chance, why WOULDN'T you have the colonoscopy? Seriously, it could save your life.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 Follow up colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC found during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany) on both lungs, 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr/Jul-2019 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT
Sept-2019 Continue Xeloda/Avastin


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