Colorectal cancer stage 3c: Need positive feedback
OK so I need chemo..stage 3c. Scared to death. Need positive please. Had surgery to remove mass. Found 8 lymph nodes out of 27 that were positive. Any advise?? Please! Dr. Said had to wait for body to recover from surgery b 4 chemo
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Having an ultrasound done in 3 weeks to check on status of thyroid. Previous surgery was cancelled due to a bleed (brain) from blood thinner. Had to wait for that to heal before they could possibly schedule another surgery to remove thyroid.
@1943 It is rare to have two cancers. That is what they told me. Did your Dr's recommend genetic testing?
Mine did. I was tested to see if I had Lynch syndrome? I do not. So they believe it was something I was possibly exposed too.
Praying your upcoming tests all go well.
in 2008 a "well-defined adenocarcinoma" was found just above the rectal junction. It was removed by laparascopic resection. Pathology found cancer in 7 of 11 lymph nodes, so chemotherapy (FOLFOX6) was started after a second opinion was received at Mayo Jacksonville. It continued over six months. I've been colon cancer free since then. Prostate cancer and squamous cell cancer have also been defeated.
I'm leaving you this link, which leads to the blog I wrote over the five-year period to full remission, so you can see the whole picture of one person's treatment history. The blog begins at the bottom of the first page, so read upward from there.
A good positive attitude really helps, which my wife and friends provided.
Link to blog: https://coloncancerisapain.blogspot.com/2008/04/
Congrats. I hope in the near future more of us could follow your lead
Hi Anne , I feel encouraged to read this . Did your doctor commence gnrh for ovarian protection before chemo . My cousin is 35 with stage 3 bowel cancer .
Same as you 6 years ago! Stage 3! Tumor removed! Lots of chemo, radiation and surgery! Reconnection failed! Blood clots in lungs twice! Drove myself to ER twice! Nurses chewed me out! Should not have been alive! With ileostomy had couple of blockages! Went to ER! Had one time 2 stomas due to gas pushing small intestine closed! Stoma prolapsed to 5 inches! Got new surgeon and gave me colostomy and pretty stoma! Spouse passed during this! Don’t see how I recovered by myself with eating, cleaning etc! Now having spinal stenosis in back! Surgery made it worse! Anyway, still above ground!
Hello my name is Billy I am 54 years old was diagnosed with stage 3c colon cancer back in july 2019 went through 12 rounds of chemo and then a lump came up under my surgery scar several Doctors keep telling me it was just a cyst and they let it keep growing untill the pain got so bad I demanded they take it out and low and behold it was cancerous anyway my new doctor told me yesterday that during my surgery they either left some cancer cells our they dropped them during the removal of my primary tumor,,,,,,,any way anyone in my similar condition.
No. I haven’t experienced your exact situation. I know the Surgeon stated he found more cancerous tissue during my surgery and it was removed. I think sometimes the colonoscopy does not show everything. I had cancerous polyps, not a tumor., I am sure, that’s why a follow up colonoscopy(s) is so important. There are others on this site that i’m sure will weigh in that have had similar experiences. Good for you for being persistent. Sorry it happened
@billythekid66, wow that is rough. When did you have your second surgery? Will you have chemo or radiation now?
Never heard of 31 radiation sessions. My doctor said radiation does a lot of damage to healthy tissue. I had 2, and that is his limit. Are you working with a oncology surgeon or regular doc?