Normal time frame for followup colonoscopy.

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Normal time frame for followup colonoscopy.

Postby vincent33 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:54 pm

It's only been 8 months since my surgery to remove a tumor and resect my colon. (Right hemicolectomy). All margins were clear.

My surgeon wants me to have another colonoscopy next week. Isn't that a little soon after surgery? I thought a year later would be about right. (I finished with 7 infusions of folfox 2 months ago and last week had a CT scan that revealed no recurrence).
January 2019, pain in abdomen that I thought was muscular or nerve related persisted many months
November 2019, CT scan revealed large mass in colon
December 10, 2019, surgery, right hemicolectomy, 8cm t4b tumor removed, margins clear, 47 negative nodes removed, 1 positive node removed
February and March 2020, beginning week 8 after surgery have received 3 folfox infusions every 2 weeks
have been applying ice to hands and feet during infusions

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Re: Normal time frame for followup colonoscopy.

Postby beach sunrise » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm

I was suppose to have one next month but its been postponed until Oct. So. I would say they are keeping close watch on you which is good.
Dx 8/19, RC, CEA 86, clinical T3N0M0
Neoadj 5FU/rad 6 wks
Surg 1-21-20 APR ostomy, - margins T4bN1a IIIC G2 MSI- 1/20 LN+ LVI+ PNI-
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Adj mFOLFOX6, cea 7
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6-17: CEA 11.1 AFP 11.2 CA125 25.7 CA199 9
7-2: CEA 11.1 AFP 5.3 CA125 24.8 CA199 8
7-16: CEA 10.3 AFP 5.3 CA125 26.6 CA199 8
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Re: Normal time frame for followup colonoscopy.

Postby annieliz » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:51 pm

It's been a year since my colonoscopy, a bit over 3 months since my LAR surgery, and 2 weeks since my reversal surgery. Met with my surgeon today for a follow-up visit and he said I should have a colonoscopy in the late fall, so that would put me at around the 8-month mark as well. That will be followed by a CT scan in February, which will be a year since my last one.
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7/15/19 Colonoscopy
7/26/19 DX: Rectal Adenocarcinoma
CEA 8/8/19-1.9, 12/6/19-2.3, 2/28/20-1.7
8/16/19 - 11/23/19 FOLFOX - 8 rounds
10/9 flex sig ~30% shrinkage 11/27/19-a bit more shrinkage
Neulasta 9/29/19, 10/27/19, 11/24/19
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Re: Normal time frame for followup colonoscopy.

Postby Mugenabe » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:57 pm

My surgeon is doing a sigmoidoscopy every 3 months and a colonoscopy in the anniversary. I seem to prefer colonoscopies because I’m knocked out... I feel a little violated after the last sigmoidoscopy!
5/13/20 colonoscopy, CT Scan - 5cm tumor found in sigmoid colon, no evidence in other organs, confirmed cancer
5/21/20 colectomy (partial resection) - waiting for staging
6/2/20 Pathology results 7/25 nodes positive Stage 3C T4aN2b
6/25/20 CAPOX 4 rounds CEA 2.5

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Re: Normal time frame for followup colonoscopy.

Postby CRguy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 pm

I had a siggy prior to ileostomy takedown, 6 months after resection
and a full c-scope 14 months after primary resection.

I had my next c-scope 1 year after that and the next one 3 years later
( was dealing with a lung met so timing was kind of "when and if" ! )

just for your reference !

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