Best doctor at Mayo clinic MN for metastatic to lung

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Best doctor at Mayo clinic MN for metastatic to lung

Postby Suniva » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:06 pm

As my husband got allergic to Oxiliplatin, doctor planned to take oral chemo (xeloda) for a month by two weeks in medicine and one week off, and get checked the scan and will only decision for next treatment though recent CT scan showed tumor is growing from 5mm to 7mm. It look weird that it look like chemo is not working and they are not going other option for treatment.
So we are planning to go at mayo clinic for treatment, do any one know a best doctor at mayo clinic, Rochester to treat colon cancer metastatic to lung?

Thank you
DT 41yrs 10/18 on 3C, and small nod r/l lungs
11 lap surg
12/1805/2019 CAPOX total 8cyc (inc and dec tumor)
09 thoracotomy at right lung took two nodules, still left at left lung.metastatic to lung
10-Started CAPOX again
10/31/19-2nd cycle Allergic to OX taking CAP oral chemo alone for 1 cycle, CT scan showed left nodule inc. from 5to6mm
12/19 ct scan ndoc visit 7mm. Doc want to do 3 cycles of CAP
2/18 pet n ultrasound endo confirmed metastatic to perirectal 4mm
3/16 CT new nods at r/l lungs, inc pelvis

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Re: Best doctor at Mayo clinic MN for metastatic to lung

Postby zephyr » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:19 am

I don't have an answer to your question but maybe this will help guide you: when I went to Mayo at another location, I looked for an oncologist specializing in GI cancers. You can read their full bios and go from there. Here's a link to get you started:

Since your first choice may not have an opening for months, perhaps pick 2-3 others so you have a backup plan.

Good luck.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 F/U colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC during followup 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), 11 nodules removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr-2019 Dec-2020 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT, cont. Xeloda/Avastin
Dec-2020 Progression, considering all options
Mar-2021 Forfiri/Avastin

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Re: Best doctor at Mayo clinic MN for metastatic to lung

Postby Gravelyguy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:30 am

Hi Suniva,

I go to Mayo Rochester but did not have mets to the lungs so I can't help you directly. For me, I got a referral then they assigned the Dr.'s. They are so specialized that they will match your husbands' cancer to the right oncologist and surgeons. He will be assigned an oncologist who specializes in GI cancer.

6/17 dx mRC t3n1m1 very low rectal tumor 2 liver Mets 1.3 cm and .9 cm

6/17 begin 4 rounds Folfox w/Vectibix
9/17 short course radiation
10/17 rectal and liver resection LAR with coloanal anastomosis (no rectum left)
11/17-3/18 8 rounds Folfox
6/18 still NED!! Takedown
8/28/18 still NED! CEA .8 new low for me
10/18/18 colonoscopy clear
12/12/18 CEA .9 still NED!
6/11/19 CEA 1.0
12/19/19 CEA 1.0 still NED!
6/17/20 CEA 1.1 still NED!
12/15/20 CEA 1.1still NED!

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