Koreysue wrote:Thank you Rock Lobster
I was just not finding much info, and because I have symptoms that are concerning me, I want to have some idea of what I’m looking at.
Koreysue wrote:... I was just not finding much info...
Green Tea wrote:Koreysue wrote:... I was just not finding much info...
Have you looked into the procedure called "Complete Mesocolic Excision"? I think this might be something like the "complete primary resection" that Rock_Robster was referring to.
In any event, I don't think you would have much to worry about in terms of local recurrence if your surgeon in fact did a "complete primary resection" with clear margins (proximal, distal, and circumferential/radial).
What kind of surgery did you have, open or laparoscopic?
prayingforccr wrote:My rectal tumor had a complete response after chemoradiation/trial drug/FOLFOX as confirmed by two biopsies a month a part.
However, they spotted something on my mri which may be tumor deposits in the pelvis.
I am terrified and will be biopsied this Monday.
I’m praying what they see is inflammation or tumor debris as the deposits (which are matastes) would have to have formed during FOLFOX chemotherapy or within the month between the end of treatment and now.
Nicolouna wrote:So I have a pretty long and complicated history with colon cancer (will update my signature shortly), but basically 7 years after my primary diagnosis, colitis was seen in a follow-up CT scan. I did not have any symptoms or discomfort. I went for PET scan, which showed nothing. I was due for my routine colonoscopy in a few months but it was bumped up. A small area of superficial redness was found 10cm away from the anastomosis, no mass per se and no colitis. A biopsy was obviously taken and low and behold, invasive adenocarcinoma. I was fast tracked for a partial colectomy surgery. The transverse colon was resected and the pathology showed a 1.2 cm tumor, 0/20 nodes and clear surgical margins... "in theory" Stage 2b or 2c. They consider this to be a new primary colon cancer, therefore local recurrence. After much debate, it was recommended for me to have adjuvant chemo, Folfox or Xelox... I opted for Xelox, as per my onco, the stats could be 1-2% more favorable but truth be told, the stats don't really apply to me. So what "sold" me was less hospital visits (8 infusions versus 12) and no 48h 5-FU, which I totally despised when I had FOLFOX and FOLFIRI. I just had my first infusion and taking my Xeloda at home... 1 down, 7 to go...
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