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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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?
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I was working with a Dr. Specialing in Radiation Therapy. Ten months later I am experiencing a narrowing in one of my ureters that was limiting urine flow leaving the kidney. The Urologist said it was due to scarring from the radiation treatments.
My lesson learned is to ALWAYS get a second opinion.
I was diagnosed with 3C last year. Had colon resection surgery February 26, 2019 and started chemo March 28, 2019. Had 12 rounds and I feel great. You can do this. Stay positive as much as possible. I focused on getting through each treatment one at a time and did a count down. It now seems like so long ago. Last month I had a CT scan and first colonoscopy since last year and everything looks good. It is an emotional rollercoaster for sure but just take things day by day. You are allowed to have bad days but focus on your mission – beating this evil monster. You got this! 💪🏼
@flahertygang I love your success story. I will have my first colonoscopy in October, one year after my colon re-section; I have had those moments of “am I going to be ok?” Just thoughts, nothing based in reality. So, thank you . virgo
Virgo, I just celebrated my 21 years from having Stage IV Colon cancer! After they took out what they coulld we statred chemo! I had a recation to it, 5FU. Within three weeks of starting the chemo I was in the ER with a couple hours to live! My wife was told to get my daughter there! The Priest was brought in for Last Rights! I was on Life Support with around the clock observation for 10 days. After 7 days they kept m in the coma, but still in ICU on Life Support! After a total of 13 days they gave my wife the option to take me off knowing there was no garuntees. First time I didn't start up, but the second try I did!
When I came out of the coma I made the decision I was going to change my Life and Live! That next year I was working out of my motorhome traveling from Mexico to Canada in the Rockies! During that time while working I didn't pass up many Trout Rivers. As a matter of fact I was on all or part of a day for 150 days that year!
The doctor still to this day can not understand how I lived and how I have never had a reocurance of the cancer!
IT'S EASY! IT'S ALL IN YOU MIND AND IN YOUR SOUL AND THE WANTING TO LIVE!
YOU'LL BE FINE! JUST BELIEVE IT!
AS B-Ball coach Jimmy V. said a year or so before I had my experience "NEVER EVER GIVE UP"!
I STILL LIVE MY THAT MOTTO!
My thoughts and prayers to you! You will be ok!
GANG, what you said is so True! NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
You can beat anything if you put your mind to it!
@sundance6 OK Remember that little train, I think it was on a kids show, chugging down the tracks saying “I can do it, I can do it” Well, sundance6, you are that train! Or that ant climbing the hill. (me) If you can come back from all of that, I guess, I can kick those negative thoughts to the curb. Like you, I got a lot of living to do!!!!!! virgo❤️
You sure do! Nobody ever said that was easy! Just like the World today! As frustrating as it may be to some, we can make it through!
I am glad we have this Mayo Clinic forum. As I have posted in the past, it was the stories of others here that in 2015 led me to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and an exploratory that saved my life with small bowel surgery to remove 3’ of Carcinoid Cancer and 13 lymph nodes for Stage III. My 4 yr Gallium 68 Dotatate PET Scan scheduled at Dana Farber next week. My empathy to all who are suffering in one form or another. There is hope, do not lose faith.
All the best for your scan, @musicflowers4u. I'll be thinking of you.
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