Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

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cpep
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Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

Postby cpep » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:20 pm

Originally diagnosed Stage 3 in 2012 after a re occurrence in 2014 in my liver Had multiple surgeries multiple rounds of chemo I can say that the last 6 and a 1/2 years I've been cancer Free just waned to let you know that there is hope
Thanks
Chris

stu
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Re: Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

Postby stu » Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:40 am

Fantastic news ! So encouraging for other people .
Keep well and enjoy !
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

Koreysue
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Re: Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

Postby Koreysue » Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:39 pm

Thank you for this post. It really does help.
ksue
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 NED
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT NED 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2
CEA 3/9/20: 3.8
CT NED /CEA 6/17/20: 3.8
CEA 11/4/20 4.6 <——— whyyyy? (will retest in a few weeks)

StrongEnough
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Re: Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

Postby StrongEnough » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:17 pm

Congratulations. Very encouraging

utahgal7
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Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:04 pm

Re: Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

Postby utahgal7 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:40 pm

Wow, this is amazing. Congratulations! I like to think there is hope. Do you have any words of wisdom? Were there any things that you did that you feel prevented a recurrence?
02/20 Rectal Cancer Diagnosis
03/20 CEA 2.7 ST Radiation - 25Gy over 5 days
04/20 LAR surgery w/ ileostomy (6 lymph nodes retrieved, 1 node positive for cancer)
04/20 T3N1M0; MSS
05/20 CAPEOX (had to discontinue because Oxaliplatin caused temporary blindness in left eye)
06/20 CEA 0.9
08/20 Ileostomy reversal
09/20 CEA 1.4, CT chest/abdomen/pelvis; suspicious areas in liver
10/20 MRI liver; dx hemangioma

Koreysue
Posts: 183
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:36 pm

Re: Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

Postby Koreysue » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:59 pm

cpep wrote:Originally diagnosed Stage 3 in 2012 after a re occurrence in 2014 in my liver Had multiple surgeries multiple rounds of chemo I can say that the last 6 and a 1/2 years I've been cancer Free just waned to let you know that there is hope
Thanks
Chris



It appears that you just joined... and your first post was to bring hope to the rest of us. This kindness is appreciated, and did not go unnoticed. I hope you see these responses and know that for me and probably others, your post was just what was needed.
Ksue
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 NED
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT NED 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2
CEA 3/9/20: 3.8
CT NED /CEA 6/17/20: 3.8
CEA 11/4/20 4.6 <——— whyyyy? (will retest in a few weeks)

deha50
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Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:24 pm

Re: Stage 4 6 1/2 years today

Postby deha50 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:34 pm

This post makes me smile. I am five years and a month and a half from my Oligometastatic colon cancer spread to my one ovary. I had my five year scan on October 22 and have had a hellish month where I was told I had another metastasis and a new cancer. After a CT, ultrasound and exam, I had surgery scheduled to remove the new Metastasis and new cancer. I really did not trust the new oncologist/surgeon after a biopsy showed no cancer on the alleged "new cancer" and asked my regular oncologist if I could get an MRI to double check what was happening. I got a pelvic MRI yesterday and learned I have a benign hemorrhagic cyst on my ovary and not the "99% sure it is cancer" that the surgeon told me. So, I am rambling and should say I am cancer free, extremely healthy and active and very grateful this was not cancer and spent the day canceling surgery and appointments I no longer need! It reminded me of the days when I was not so lucky 5 plus years ago. Hang in there. And, always trust your gut and question your doctors. They are not always right so ask for the less invasive test if you think you need it and question things that do not make sense. Just my opinion for what it is worth!


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