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by TiredandTroubled
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help Understanding Pathology Terms
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Help Understanding Pathology Terms

Hi Everyone, I got my pathology back today. Can someone help me understand what these mean (I'm assuming they're all bad prognostic indicators...) Lymphovascular Invasion: Present, small vessel lymphovascular invasion Present, large vessel (venous) lymphovascular invasion, extramural Perineural Inva...
by TiredandTroubled
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally Found Out Staging: T3N2aM0. Need Help.
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Finally Found Out Staging: T3N2aM0. Need Help.

Hi, I've been positing a lot on this forum, and til now did not know my staging. I just found out today I am 3B, T3N2aM0. I know it's not the worst but it's also not the best. It seems like there's a 65% chance I'll be disease free in five years. This really sucks. I know others have it worse but I ...
by TiredandTroubled
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 816
Views: 355114

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

Bumping because I need more good news.
by TiredandTroubled
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does CEA pre-surgery impact prognosis?
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Does CEA pre-surgery impact prognosis?

Hi everyone — I’m wondering if having a high CEA before surgery means anything for your prognosis/likelihood of recurrence?

My CEA was 16 pre-surgery.
by TiredandTroubled
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Examples where size doesn’t equal stage?
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Examples where size doesn’t equal stage?

Size is not what matters most. What really matters is how deep the tumor has grown into the colon wall, i.e., through how many layers it has grown. This will no doubt be documented in the pathology report of your resection. In your case, the 7cm most likely refers to the length of the tumor -- and ...
by TiredandTroubled
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Examples where size doesn’t equal stage?
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Examples where size doesn’t equal stage?

Hi everyone, I’m currently recovering from my robotic laparoscopic sigmoid resection. I’m still waiting on my staging. But of course, I’m driving myself crazy with what I do know: my tumor was 7cm, which seems huge. Everything on google says size isn’t a good for survival… Strangely, I’ve been googl...
by TiredandTroubled
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Gall bladder removal and sigmoid resection?
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Gall bladder removal and sigmoid resection?

I’m scheduled to get my sigmoid resection surgery this Tuesday. It’s going to be laparoscopic. When I got my CT scan, the radiologist noted next to my Gallbladder: “Cholelithiasis. Gall bladder is collapsed.” on my report. ???? I cant find the much on the terms “gallbladder” and “collapse” on google...
by TiredandTroubled
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 29F. Just got a colonoscopy. They found something and I’m scared.
Replies: 50
Views: 3018

Re: 29F. Just got a colonoscopy. They found something and I’m scared.

... I’m scheduled to get surgery next week ... Are you all set for your surgery next week? Do you now have all the things that you will need to have at home during the recovery period? For example, all of the right kinds of food and medical supplies that you will need to have close at hand ? Now is...
by TiredandTroubled
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any young, long term survivors? Need hope
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Any young, long term survivors? Need hope

Can anyone share positive stories of being diagnosed stage 2/3/4 at a young age and remaining cured/NED? I see a few from people who are over 50 but I would really like any encouragement from people who started young (under 40) and made it through. Seeing success stories from everyone is helpful, bu...
by TiredandTroubled
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I was in the hospital
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: I was in the hospital

So sorry you’re going through this. Any idea what causes the colitis?
by TiredandTroubled
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 29F. Just got a colonoscopy. They found something and I’m scared.
Replies: 50
Views: 3018

Re: 29F. Just got a colonoscopy. They found something and I’m scared.

TiredandTroubled - He is a board certified surgeon at MSK and has great reviews. Now I’m getting concerned? He answered a lot of my questions but I didn’t know he was supposed to give me such detail. Which doctor is it at MSK? my husband's colon surgeon was Dr. Paty and he is one of the best. Dr. G...
by TiredandTroubled
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 29F. Just got a colonoscopy. They found something and I’m scared.
Replies: 50
Views: 3018

Re: 29F. Just got a colonoscopy. They found something and I’m scared.

TiredandTroubled - Thanks for creating a signature. This will help in the long run to allow members here to understand your situation at a glance, especially if you keep your signature up to date as new information comes in. I have some comments on your initial signature, however. Given that your s...
by TiredandTroubled
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help Understanding Blood Test Results
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Help Understanding Blood Test Results

I just got my blood test biopsy results after my colonoscopy (which identified a 7cm mass in my sigmoid colon, left side) and sigmoidoscopy. Here is what I know so far: Biopsy 1. Superficial fragments of rectal mucosa with at least high grade dysplasia / intra-mucosal carcinoma (It says 'rectal' but...
by TiredandTroubled
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 29F. Just got a colonoscopy. They found something and I’m scared.
Replies: 50
Views: 3018

Re: 29F. Just got a colonoscopy. They found something and I’m scared.

TiredandTroubled: It is a really good idea to figure out how to do a signature with specific details (or as specific as you can do (and fit within the character limit!)). It’s not too hard. This will really help the folks on here cut to the chase. Thanks Roadrunner. Just updated with what I know so...

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