loxitup wrote:Hi all, I'm new to the club and will appreciate any advice you have! It's great to see there's a nice community here.
I'll state my journey so far, forgive me if my wording or terminology is not descriptive enough.
I am otherwise healthy 49m of average height/weight no other medical conditions or medications.
- 15 years ago, a colonoscopy found small polyps, had them removed and a follow-up colonoscopy where they found less of them.
- fast forward to 12/20/23, had a routine colonoscopy after a long and gap discovered adenocarcinoma in cecum, sent to lab, confirmed.
- immediately went to healthier diet halting all alcohol and sugar.... KETO
- 1/11/24 Had laparoscopic right hemicolectomy on ascending colon from a great surgical team, back to normal functioning very quickly.
- 1/19/24 Pathology Report result: 2.3mm, poorly differentiated, only into submucosa, 1/27 lymph nodes affected, puts me at Stage III.a (about to find an oncologist)
So this is where I'm at so far and I'm curious to know how quickly I should get on to chemo and what kinds of questions I should ask the oncologist? Physically I feel ready, so I assume ASAP? Any other comments welcomed
So it's about 4 weeks after my surgery and now I've seen 2 oncologists about my treatment plan. Based on these visits I'm going to go with the 3-month CaPox option. (1000 xeloda 2x/day and 130 oxiliplatin every 3 week)
There is some question as to whether they will need to lower my dosage during the treatment but I guess that is based on how I respond. I'm considering going without the port installation, but I'm up in the air about that.
Any particular feedback? how often would I run into a problem? it will be at Sloan Kettering if that makes a difference
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