5 year cancer-free anniversary for my mom!

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Punky44
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5 year cancer-free anniversary for my mom!

Postby Punky44 » Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:24 pm

I woke up this morning and remembered 5 years ago today my mom had a 6 hour surgery to remove the last bit of cancer not already taken care of by chemo and radiation. I remember they said we would start counting to get to the 5 year mark on surgery day and although it felt like it would be forever, here we are! My mom will go one final time this summer for scans and then I believe they plan to release her! <3

Thank you to this forum for all the support you gave me all these years with my many questions and worries.
Caregiver to my amazing mom (68 at dx)
10/1/18 DX with rectal cancer; CEA 17
T3N2M0
Total neoadjuvant therapy:
8 rounds Folfox 11/5/18 - 2/11/19
Short course radiation 3/14/19 - 3/20/19
Robotically assisted laparoscopic LAR 3/21/19
Pathology report says yT2N0M0 with 0/38 nodes
6/28/19 Reversal and port out
CEA 2.1; 1.9; 2.6; 2.8; 2.3; 2.4; 3.0; 3.4; 3.1; 3.4; 3.0; 3.1; 2.6
Latest update: 8/21/23 Clear CT with CEA 2.6!

Me: 34, first colonoscopy 11/16/18—normal! Come back in 5 years.

DarknessEmbraced
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: 5 year cancer-free anniversary for my mom!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Mar 23, 2024 7:08 am

That's wonderful! Congratulations! I hope she gets good scans. :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! :)


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