They gave me another 6 months!

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They gave me another 6 months!

Postby AmyG » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:53 pm

So, they think I'll live until my next appointment in March. :lol:

I don't have my CT report yet, but the oncologist looked at the images and didn't see anything that looked out of place. Labs are all fine, CEA is 2.

Things are going well in this neck of the woods. I'm so thankful to still be here. I think I'll be seen next March then next September and after that I'm on to yearly scans and labs!!

:shock: :shock: :shock:

I wasn't sure that I'd make this far it as I laid on the table, freshly pregnant as they discovered my giant tumor. But here I am!!
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!! CEA 2.3
CEA 5.8 idk wtf is up with that, but everything else is clear!
CEA 3.7 make up your damn mind...
CEA 1.5 that's a new low!

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Re: They gave me another 6 months!

Postby Deb-o » Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:05 pm

Yahoo, congratulations

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Re: They gave me another 6 months!

Postby Rock_Robster » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:08 pm

Congratulations Amy! Fantastic news.

I have my 2 year scans in early Nov; if those are OK then I believe I’ll be joining you on the 6-monthlies…

39M Australia
2018 Dx RC, 12cm high
Mod diff, EMVI+ LVI+. 4 liver mets
pT3N1aM1a Stage IVa. MSS NRAS G13R
CEA: Nov-18= 14, Mar-19= 2.4, Aug-19 <2.0, Mar-20=2.2, May-20=1.9, Jun-20=2.1, Sep-20: 2.1, Dec-20: 2.3, Mar-21=2.5, Jul-21=3.1
11/18 FOLFOX x6
3/19 Liver resection
5/19 25x pelvic radiation; complete met. response
07/19 ULAR w ileo, 1/27 LN+
08/19 Found liver spot
12/19 Liver resection
02/20 Ileo reversed
03/20 NED (CT/PET/MRI/scope) - latest scans Jul-21

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Re: They gave me another 6 months!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:42 am

Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: They gave me another 6 months!

Postby stu » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:49 pm

So delighted to hear this ! Those scans are thinning out nicely ! Yippee !
Mum got discharged after 12 years !
Enjoy your family and keep dropping by from time to time !
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: They gave me another 6 months!

Postby Claudine » Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:25 pm

I haven't been on the forum recently, but I love it that I get to read such a great update when I do long in! That's great news!!
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resect small intestine 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
CEA since 03/19: high 81.1, low 3.2, now 66.1
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules, now gone/calcified
PET 04/20 uptake by L4
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and partial corpectomy 05/20
Scan 09/17/2021: stable

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Re: They gave me another 6 months!

Postby Gravelyguy » Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:46 pm

Great news, Amy!

The once a year scans make you almost forget you have cancer! Almost.

6/17 dx mRC t3n1m1 very low rectal tumor 2 liver Mets 1.3 cm and .9 cm

6/17 begin 4 rounds Folfox w/Vectibix
9/17 short course radiation
10/17 rectal and liver resection LAR with coloanal anastomosis (no rectum left)
11/17-3/18 8 rounds Folfox
6/18 still NED!! Takedown
8/28/18 still NED! CEA .8 new low for me
10/18/18 colonoscopy clear
12/12/18 CEA .9 still NED!
6/11/19 CEA 1.0
12/19/19 CEA 1.0 still NED!
6/17/20 CEA 1.1 still NED!
12/15/20 CEA 1.1still NED!

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