7 years - Survivor!

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benben
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Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Location: Washington State

7 years - Survivor!

Postby benben » Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:44 pm

Hi all,

Hope all is well.
Just wanted to hop on and say KEEP FIGHTING!.

I'm 7 years post diagnosis today! A verified survivor of Stage 3b.
Really very little side effects of treatment at this point. Near ZERO neuropathy.
Strength has returned 100%, back up to benching 100lb barbells. Still road biking 30 miles or so per week.
Built a house (mansion) with my own hands during Covid. Still working, loving, doing!

May you all be blessed.
Sending love, gratitude, and courage!
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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
11/8 PORT OUT!
7/22 CT - NED (5 years!)

DarknessEmbraced
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Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: 7 years - Survivor!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:38 am

That's wonderful! 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! :)

Pagola44
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Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:57 pm

Re: 7 years - Survivor!

Postby Pagola44 » Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:26 am

Wonderful
I am also stage 3b, nearly 1 year so far.
edit - looks our diagnosis was very similar
29m Male.
DX: CC, Right Hepatic Flexure, 4cm, T3, G2, M0
Stage III3B , Positive lymph nodes: (2/20)
Baseline CEA value: 1.98
LVI and PNI: absent
Surgical margins: clear
No lynch Syndrome or MSI
Primary surgery type: Laparascopic


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