Recurrence after 5 years

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Recurrence after 5 years

Postby pantufla » Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:02 pm

Hello all. It has been a very long time. Has anyone ever heard of recurrence after 5 years? Also, is naproxen still being recommended?
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm.
June 2019: NED.
2020: NED 5 years.

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Re: Recurrence after 5 years

Postby stu » Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:20 am

Morning ,

Honestly not very often . My mum has one but she was stage 4 patient at diagnosis. A lung met popped up around year seven but had been identified at 2mm around year five . Maybe chemo impacted it but it was hidden for years . Not a great big surprise given she had a big spread at diagnosis.

However I don’t read of it very often at all and I have been here for a decade . Occasionally is all I could say .
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: Recurrence after 5 years

Postby skb » Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:47 am

I had a lymph node met after almost five years of the initial diagnosis
3/21/17: Dx T3N0M0-mid rectal 4.5cm tumor
4/18 to 5/22/17: chemoradiation- Xeloda and daily radiation (25 doses)
6/28/17: clean biopsy, clean scans
8/09/17: MRI - no evidence of tumor, no surgery, starts wait and watch
8/17/17 to 12/1/17: adjuvant chemo with Folfox
8/19 VATS wedge on 1cm lung nodule
7/17/21- Clean CT, MRI, CEA 15.6 !
8/24/21- PET , biopsy finds metastasis along obturator lymph nodes
10/1/21- Surgery to remove metastasis , 12 rounds of FOLFIRI
4/15/22- Clean scan, normal CEA

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Re: Recurrence after 5 years

Postby zephyr » Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:50 am

7 years
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC, routine colonoscopy
2010-2014 F/U colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC during F/U colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inop lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany), 11 nodules removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr-2019 Dec-2020 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT, cont. Xeloda/Avastin
Dec-2020 Progression
Mar-2021 Forfiri/Avastin
Mar-2022 Ablation & Thoracotomy

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