Husband in 2015, me in 2021

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Husband in 2015, me in 2021

Postby JMRWife » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:22 pm

Same thing: colon cancer. Mine is in sigmoid colon. 6.7 x 5 cm when diagnosed in the ER--I'd been told it was diverticulitis. Had night sweats and fevers before diagnosis. Got a diverting colostomy. Not too bad.

Surgeon decided on neoadjuvant FOLFOX because of the size. I've seen my CEA go from 107, before chemo, to 9 (nine!) after round 5. Haven't had sweats or fevers since round 1.

Not much nausea or side effects; no pain at all. I've only had to take one Zofran. Clinical stage is IIa, but surgery in late August, after 8 rounds.

My husband is NED for over 5 years. I'm hoping for the best.

Hoping and praying for all of us here.

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Re: Husband in 2015, me in 2021

Postby stu » Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:09 am

Hi ,

So sorry to hear you are having to endure cancer too but sounds as though you are managing with all that has been thrown at you !

Thinking of you both and hope it won’t be too long till you join your husband in the NED category !
Take care ,
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 .

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Re: Husband in 2015, me in 2021

Postby Siti » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:11 am

Oh gosh I’m so sorry to hear this! It’s good that you detected it at an early stage. Sending you strength for chemo and wishing you NED very soon!
Wife of DH (54) DX on 5/7/19
Sigmoid | Adenocarcinoma | Grade: G3 | LNs: 30/31
Wild Type for KRAS, NRAS and BRAF
19/7/19 PET-CT Scan: Distant lymph nodes (para-aorta, neck & hip), est. size 0.5-1.5cm.
22/7/19 Surgery: Laparoscopic Colon Resection
26/8/19 Chemo: CAPEOX + Avastin x 7
6/11/19 CT Scan after 3rd cycle, all nodes have shrunk! Yay!! 20/12/19 Last round of Ox (NED)
1/2020 Maintenance: Cap + Avastin
4/2020 Maintenance: switch to Teysuno (S-1) + Avastin due to bad HFS side effects.

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