10 year stage IV cancerversary

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Ehut
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10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby Ehut » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:35 pm

Well it's official today... I'm a 10 year cancer survivor. That year of my life is etched in my memory so it still seems like last year. So grateful to still be here and doing great. God's blessings to you all!
Dx 12/11 rectal stage IV w/ 6 mets to liver, age 35
4 cycles FOLFOX 12/11 to 2/12
short course radiation 2/12
rectal/liver resection 3/12, temp ileostomy
8 cycles FOLFOX/FOLFIRI 4/12 to 8/12
ileostomy reversal 10/12
port out 10/13
1/17: Added daughter to family!
12/19: Added son to family!
NED for 9+ years and counting!

stu
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby stu » Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:35 am

Well done. So lovely to see you here doing so well and your family doing fine .
What an encouragement to others .
Keep up the good work .
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 .

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horizon
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby horizon » Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:30 am

Congratulations. Huge milestone!!!
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 10 years NED). Is this real life?

Annmont
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby Annmont » Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:30 pm

I love to see posts like this!! My husband was diagnosed with CRC in August 2018, became Stage IV in 2020. Last scan was good. We are so thankful! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!
DH diagnosed August 21, 2018 with colorectal cancer
6 weeks chemo/radiation
Surgery December 2018/ileo
4 Months Chemo pump
July 1, 2019 Ileo reversal
two clear scans then boom June 2020 mass in liver
Liver resection July 1, 2020, scheduled to start Xeloda

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CRguy
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby CRguy » Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:12 pm

Cheers and Harmony to you
Here's to the next ten and MORE !!

CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
14 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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ginabeewell
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby ginabeewell » Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:27 pm

I can’t wait to make posts like this! Congratulations and thanks for sharing. You go onto my “proof list!”
45 YO mom of twins (9) and lucky stepmom of 14/17 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets CEA 931
10/18 FOLFOX + Vectibix
12/18 typhlitis (7 days in hospital) but largest met down to 5 cm.
12/18 CEA 4.6
1/18 Resume chemo (#6-8)
3/19 HAI pump placement / colon resection
4/19 Resume chemo (#9-19) FOLFOX (no OX) + Vectibix
5/19 CEA 1.3
7/19 liver resection
10/19 liver resection
1/20 NED! CEA 0.6
3/20 two new liver mets; FOLFIRI (5) and then add Vectibix (5)
8/20 CEA 0.7
Resection next?

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Rob in PA
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby Rob in PA » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:13 am

Well done! My Congrats to you and may you have many more anniversaries to come! :D

Rob
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:34 am

Congratulations! :D
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! :)

Adp0909
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby Adp0909 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:52 am

This is exactly the post I needed right now! Congratulations. Praying to reach the same milestone now that DH just entered the stage 4 game.
DH 37yo Dx cc T3N1bMx, Oct ‘20, cea 1.4, Stage IIIb
2/12 nodes positive
11/20 successful sigmoid colectomy clear margins
12/20-5/21 12x adjuvant Folfox last 4 w no oxaliplatin due to counts
2 clear CT scans March ‘21 August ‘21
11/21 Signatera positive :(
Pet, CT, cea 7.1 first time it’s ever been higher than 1.6
MRI confirms small liver mets

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Kick'nAssCancer'sAss
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby Kick'nAssCancer'sAss » Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:54 pm

Congrats on a your first decade cancer free.

Mike
53M Dx RC Halloween 2013
easily the scariest day of my life
My Journey Journal
over 10,000 reads globally
https://kickingasscancersass.blogspot.com/

Gravelyguy
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Re: 10 year stage IV cancerversary

Postby Gravelyguy » Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:09 am

Awesome news1 Thanks for sharing!

Dave
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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