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What stage are you and when were you dx?

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  • TxKayaker
    TxKayaker Member Posts: 176
    Jaylo969 said:

    Stage
    Stage II a/b ( whatever that(a/b) is). Dx 10/19/09; surgery 10/20/09...ascending colon completely removed & resection.

    6 month colonoscopy 4/22/10. 3 polyps..2 in descending, 1 in rectum & inflammation at original cancer site. All benign /negative.

    Chemo 12/8/09---Folfox 5 tx; discontinued 2/16/10. Xeloda currently. Starting 10th tx chemo Wednesday.

    -Pat

    Stage III C 5LN involved ,
    Stage III C 5LN involved , DX 4-3-09 , Clear scan Nov. '09 , Next scan 6-03-10
  • dmdwins
    dmdwins Member Posts: 450
    Jaylo969 said:

    Stage
    Stage II a/b ( whatever that(a/b) is). Dx 10/19/09; surgery 10/20/09...ascending colon completely removed & resection.

    6 month colonoscopy 4/22/10. 3 polyps..2 in descending, 1 in rectum & inflammation at original cancer site. All benign /negative.

    Chemo 12/8/09---Folfox 5 tx; discontinued 2/16/10. Xeloda currently. Starting 10th tx chemo Wednesday.

    -Pat

    Stage IV
    Diagnosed Stage IV October 2007 with left ovarian metastasis. 5/38 nodes positive. 6 months folfox/ avastin.
    Second surgery for right ovarian metastasis 11/2008. No post surgical chemo. NED since.

    Smiles,
    Dawn
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Stage IV - June 9, 2004
    Stage IV - June 9, 2004

    -Craig
  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
    :-)
    I was Stage IIIb in Jan. 09 and age 58. Very happy to be turning 60 this year. :-P

    Did you know staging has recently changed? Now the staging depends on how deep the tumor grew into the colon wall or had it broken through the wall. Many Stage IIIc's are now Stage IIIb and some Stage IIIb's are now C's.

    ACS explanation of new staging
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 **

    :-)
    I was Stage IIIb in Jan. 09 and age 58. Very happy to be turning 60 this year. :-P

    Did you know staging has recently changed? Now the staging depends on how deep the tumor grew into the colon wall or had it broken through the wall. Many Stage IIIc's are now Stage IIIb and some Stage IIIb's are now C's.

    ACS explanation of new staging

    May 12, 2009:Stage 3c
    chemo/rad/colostomy/postop chemo......awaiting removal of defective port next Monday; awaiting CT scan date; bag is forever.......Hope all are well,,,,,,,(Hey Diane, I'm 3 months older than you.)numerous side effects remain.......steve
  • Lisa Rose
    Lisa Rose Member Posts: 594
    coloCan said:

    May 12, 2009:Stage 3c
    chemo/rad/colostomy/postop chemo......awaiting removal of defective port next Monday; awaiting CT scan date; bag is forever.......Hope all are well,,,,,,,(Hey Diane, I'm 3 months older than you.)numerous side effects remain.......steve

    March 5, 2002: Stage3C
    8 years & 2 months

    Stage 3C rectal cancer
    Surgery March 20,2002
    10 positive lymph nodes

    No recurrences..............
  • velo8162
    velo8162 Member Posts: 15
    Lisa Rose said:

    March 5, 2002: Stage3C
    8 years & 2 months

    Stage 3C rectal cancer
    Surgery March 20,2002
    10 positive lymph nodes

    No recurrences..............

    August 22, 2007
    August 22, 2007, Stage IIIB, resection, 3 out of 10 lymph nodes.
  • jmaddox915
    jmaddox915 Member Posts: 80
    velo8162 said:

    August 22, 2007
    August 22, 2007, Stage IIIB, resection, 3 out of 10 lymph nodes.

    Stage IV
    DX July 23rd, 2009 with one met to the liver. Colon resection in August of 2009, finished 11 round of chemo on Feb 8th, 2010 and had liver resection in March, 2010.
  • biglaur
    biglaur Member Posts: 72
    Stage IV
    June '08. (originally dx no lymph or organ involvement in Sept'06) but think they just missed it all :( Colon resection 9/11/06 Chemo, radiation starting June '08
  • Paula G.
    Paula G. Member Posts: 596
    My husband was DX Oct. 2009.
    My husband was DX Oct. 2009. Stage 4 mets to liver, lungs and right adrenal gland. He has been on FOLFOX had to stop the oxy on treatment #9. Is now on Xeldoda + avastin. will start his 24th round on Friday. Most days he feels pretty good. Paula
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    stage IV- dx August 2007
    I was diagnosed with stage IV rectal cancer w/ numerous liver and lung mets 8/4/07, just shortly after my 41st B-day- who knows how long it was in me before then!
    My only surgery so far has been a liver resection in 5/08 & I've had radiation and LOTS of chemo.

    Lisa
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917
    robinvan said:

    Same cancer age!
    Mary,

    We were both diagnosed in August 2004! Our 6 year anniversaries are coming up! My recurrences were discovered in October 2006 (small lever met) and Sept 2009 (local recurrence with spread to sacrum).

    Be well... Rob; in Vancouver

    triplets! :)
    I would say twins, but I am already half of a set! :)
    mary
  • PamPam2
    PamPam2 Member Posts: 370
    August 2004
    August 2004 Stage 4 Large colon tumor, grew through colon wall, engulfed overy. In lymph nodes. Totally obstructed. Emergency surgery. Resec Surgery Chemo Reconnect surgery
    Doing pretty well!
    Pam
  • wendy21
    wendy21 Member Posts: 2
    Stage IIIa
    Dx Sept. 2005
    NED since
    Scans next week.
  • Aud
    Aud Member Posts: 479
    Stage I, rectal cancer - September 2009
    Stage I, T2 very low rectal tumor (into but not through the rectal muscle wall). Nothing that shows lymph node involvement on MRI/PET scans, but the only way to really know is through biopsy. Since I had a transanal excision of the tumor, followed by radiation and chemo (to make the radiation work better), the lymph nodes were not biopsied.
    Low rectal tumors have a higher incidence of recurrence. There's also increased rate of recurrence when there are positive margins (as was my case for the first surgery)
    Can you detect the anxiety? Well, that's my nature to begin with I suppose. But, really, I try not to think of it that much.
    Aud
  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248
    What Stage?
    Diagnosed 5/05 - Stage IV - liver met - Xeloda/oxaliplatin/Avastin for 6 cycles (NED after 3). Recurrence in lung 11/08 - VATS 4/09, NED since then, on Avastin only now. Doing well!

    Betsy
  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    Stage
    Stage 3 going on stage 4,dx march 10,2008.colorectal with 11 lymph nodes
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  • christinecarl
    christinecarl Member Posts: 543
    III B
    diagnosed December 2009
  • theresa8
    theresa8 Member Posts: 61
    Stage
    Stage 2A rectal cancer, dx October 2009
    Radiation and chemo, followed by surgery
    Temporary illeostomy,
    Presently doing folfox for 4 cycles,
    Reversal surgery coming up in August or September
    Life goes on...
    Theresa