Stage3B - first year review

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Peregrine
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Re: Stage3B - first year review

Postby Peregrine » Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:59 pm

aquarian_asian wrote:Hi All .... Need some guidance from all our cancer fellas!!!
Thanks

aquarian_asian wrote:... I am just member only to this forum for good knowledge and sharing positive news to help each other. Sharing is caring :-)
Love to all

Hi aquarian_asian -

Congratulations on making it through the first year without a recurrence. Thanks for checking in and posting the good news.

Your next goal, then, would be the two-year mark, which is a very significant milestone, since I think that most recurrences occur within the first two years if they are ever going to occur, so if you can make it that far without having a recurrence then you will be doing very well.

After the two-year mark the next major milestone would be the five-year mark, which is when the doctors relax some of the surveillance measures, and it is at this point that many oncologists decide to discharge their patients if no recurrences have appeared so far.

There are many moderate-risk Stage III patients here who have made it through to the five year mark without recurrences.

One Stage III member that comes to mind is testing765, who reached the five-year mark in 2020:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=64746&p=504763#p504763

During the five years from 2015 to 2020 he repeatedly asked for help from members on this forum and he diligently followed the advice after checking with his doctors. I think that he probably followed the "Three Pillars of Survivorship" throughout those five years:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10574&p=509797#p509797

So, I would encourage you to look at the profiles of some of the Stage III members here who have survived through the five-year mark. You can browse through the following thread to find some Stage III's with a risk profile similar to yours.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10574&p=77441#p77441

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ANDRETEXAS
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Re: Stage3B - first year review

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:16 am

aquarian_asian wrote:Yes i do minimum 45mins walking every day


Good job. Exercise is very important. I walked 2 miles a day during chemo treatment until near the end when I needed more rest. Congratulations on one year!! Keep on keepin' on!!!
2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
6 of 18 lymph nodes cancerous
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT
2018
3/21 - clean CT
4/11 - clean colonoscopy
2019
3/11 - clean CT
9/23 - Five-year release - Annual visits now !
Next colonoscopy - 2023

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

aquarian_asian
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Re: Stage3B - first year review

Postby aquarian_asian » Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:24 am

Thanks Peregrine; your inputs helps a lot and I have seen some of the threads you have shared earlier, but will check it again.
Thanks ANDRETEXAS - yes i am doing it inconsistenly with walking (30-45 mins a day - 3-5 days in a week). But i will make sure i do it every day.
Feb 2021 - Dx Stage3B - rectal cancer (Age is 48, Male)
April 2021 - Radiation - for a week (5 mins x 5 days)
May 2021 - LAR surgery
Pathology: G2, LN+ PVI+, Lymph Nodes 5 out of 22
Temporary Ileostomy
Jun-Aug 2021 - Chemo 4 cycles 3 months (CAPOX)
Feb 2022 - Ileostomy reversal

Claudine
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Re: Stage3B - first year review

Postby Claudine » Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:57 am

Fantastic news, you're on the right track :D :D :D
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary
Lytic met 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
Multiple small lung nodules (03/19) now gone/calcified
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and partial corpectomy 05/20
CEA since 03/19: high 81.1, low 3.2, now 66
MRI 2/11/22: rectal adenocarcinoma pT3 pN0 stage 2A
LAR surgery April 11

aquarian_asian
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Re: Stage3B - first year review

Postby aquarian_asian » Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:00 pm

Thanks Claudine
Feb 2021 - Dx Stage3B - rectal cancer (Age is 48, Male)
April 2021 - Radiation - for a week (5 mins x 5 days)
May 2021 - LAR surgery
Pathology: G2, LN+ PVI+, Lymph Nodes 5 out of 22
Temporary Ileostomy
Jun-Aug 2021 - Chemo 4 cycles 3 months (CAPOX)
Feb 2022 - Ileostomy reversal


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