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What stage are you and when were you dx?

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  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    Husband got diagnosed with
    Husband got diagnosed with stage2A rectal cancer on 5-18-2009 by colonoscopy.
  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642
    Dx June 2006
    Stage 3A
    No reocurrance
  • bigCrandy
    bigCrandy Member Posts: 75
    3c
    diagnosed april 2007, 3c, 20 of 22 nodes. resection and lots of chemo(done it all) one recurrence in lymph nodes, did lots more chemo, solved the problem temporarily, now stage 4 with lung mets and lymph nodes, even more chemo, keep you posted. i have cancer, but the cancer doesn't have me, Randy
  • JTL52
    JTL52 Member Posts: 16
    bigCrandy said:

    3c
    diagnosed april 2007, 3c, 20 of 22 nodes. resection and lots of chemo(done it all) one recurrence in lymph nodes, did lots more chemo, solved the problem temporarily, now stage 4 with lung mets and lymph nodes, even more chemo, keep you posted. i have cancer, but the cancer doesn't have me, Randy

    Stage III, Aug. 2005, 2 lymph nodes out of 22
    Hi all,
    I am looking forward to August to reach my 5 year cancer free mark.
    I had two tumors, the whole left side of colon removed, 6 months FOLFOX.
    All is good except some numb toes.
    Janet
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    You left something out
    What's your sign?
  • PhillieG said:

    You left something out
    What's your sign?

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  • Crow71
    Crow71 Member Posts: 679
    DX July '09
    Stage 4

    DX July '09
    Stage 4
  • ninetoes
    ninetoes Member Posts: 81
    Stage 2B
    Stage 2B, dx April 27th 2009. Chemo 12 rounds, made it to 8
  • chicoturner
    chicoturner Member Posts: 282
    DX 3/08 - stage 4 - mets to
    DX 3/08 - stage 4 - mets to the lungs...! Jean
  • prayforcure
    prayforcure Member Posts: 1
    geotina said:

    Stage IV
    George's cancer was diagnosed at colonoscopy on 3/30/09. With 48 hours we knew it was Stage IV, mets to liver and lungs.

    Tina

    Stage IV Colon Cancer w/ liver met
    Just found out Tues my dad has stage IV colon cancer w/ liver met.Mucinous Adenocarcinoma is the type he has.Went Thurs to get port.Starts Chemo next week.He was having abdominal pain and vomiting.Surgeon went in for exploratory surgery to remove obstruction.Found large tumor on colon, removed and reconnected also found small tumor on liver removed.I just dont know whats next or what to expect..
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    GREAT idea!!!!
    Stage III, dx 11/2004.

    Stage II breast cancer, dx 8/2005.

    NED on both...

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Lifeisajourney
    Lifeisajourney Member Posts: 216
    KathiM said:

    GREAT idea!!!!
    Stage III, dx 11/2004.

    Stage II breast cancer, dx 8/2005.

    NED on both...

    Hugs, Kathi

    Good Info
    Colonos. 12/08, surgery 12/08-right ascending colon removed. dx'd 3b 3 lymph nodes out of 30 positive.
    Chemo 1/09. 7 sessions of folfox-ended due to reaction 5/09.
    So far clear scans/good CEA.
    Pat
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Stage IV Colon Cancer,
    Stage IV Colon Cancer, mets to right ovary, right kidney, and far to long in the liver according to the onc, who can't cure me, just make me feel better.
    DX 02/06/10 @ emergency room.
  • juliebeth
    juliebeth Member Posts: 21
    abrub said:

    Stage 4
    Stage 4 (Appendiceal Cancer) - April 6, 2007; a surprise find during a "routine" hysterectomy done a few weeks after my clean colonoscopy.

    appendiceal ca
    Hi I have stage 4 appendiceal ca. I would like to know who your doctor is .
  • cmcl
    cmcl Member Posts: 78
    Stage IV June 19, 2003
    Stage IV June 19, 2003 hysterectomy, bowel resection
    Stage IIA May 7, 2010 total colectomy
  • ninetoes
    ninetoes Member Posts: 81
    Stage 2B
    Dx April 2009 stage 2B Colon resection, chemo 12 rounds made it 8. Still no feeling in hands and feet. Had 1 year colonoscopy, found polyp that was precancerous and had it removed. Have to go back in 1 year for another colonoscopy. See my onc in September.
  • pluckey
    pluckey Member Posts: 484
    Stage 4. DX March 16, 2009
    9 tumors in liver

    In the past year I have:

    infection at colon surgery site
    port infection
    ilesostomy
    anorexia
    2 blockages and surgery
    ileostomy reversal
    removal of original port
    insertion of new port
    re-gained 30 lbs of the 50 lost Yippee!!!
    20 rounds of chemo, a few more left I hope then done!
    liver resection - 8 tumors removed and 1 ablated

    Hope, Prayer, Attitude, Perserverance and the abundance of blessings bestowed on me brought me back to life!!!!!!!

    Peggy
  • classicman
    classicman Member Posts: 34
    Stage 1 with 8 lymphnodes
    Stage 1 with 8 lymphnodes removed, diagnosssed on May 13, 2009
  • Lawlak
    Lawlak Member Posts: 21

    Stage 1 with 8 lymphnodes
    Stage 1 with 8 lymphnodes removed, diagnosssed on May 13, 2009

    Stage
    Rectal cancer stage T3N1, November of 2004 at age 44
    Stage IV, April 2006, tumors now in both lungs, liver and several nodes around the heart and currently on a Cmet(arq 197)/Erbitux/CTP11 clinical trial out of MD Anderson.

    I don't worry about it anymore. When they tell me I have a few days to live, then I will worry about cancer. Until then, I'm living, not dying.
  • PGLGreg
    PGLGreg Member Posts: 731

    Stage IV Colon Cancer w/ liver met
    Just found out Tues my dad has stage IV colon cancer w/ liver met.Mucinous Adenocarcinoma is the type he has.Went Thurs to get port.Starts Chemo next week.He was having abdominal pain and vomiting.Surgeon went in for exploratory surgery to remove obstruction.Found large tumor on colon, removed and reconnected also found small tumor on liver removed.I just dont know whats next or what to expect..

    Expect chemo and tests.
    Aside from chemotherapy, I'll guess he will be getting some tests -- blood, CT or PET scan, maybe others, to access how well the chemo is working. Other than that, just watching and waiting. I would take the surgeon's decisive action against the tumors as a hopeful sign.

    --Greg
  • Patti1
    Patti1 Member Posts: 109
    Stage IV, Mets to Liver and Nodes
    Stage IV, Mets to Liver and Nodes, DX January 2006, during a Colonoscopy. I knew the minute the doctor came out from doing the colonoscopy that we were in trouble, I just did not know the extent. Two weeks later we were having a port put in and chemo, July 06 he had
    his surgery, rectum removal,permanent colostomy and a liver resection. Wow its 2010 and we are still posting good news. Love you all, any thanks for being there for us.

    Patti
  • coolvdub
    coolvdub Member Posts: 408
    Patti1 said:

    Stage IV, Mets to Liver and Nodes
    Stage IV, Mets to Liver and Nodes, DX January 2006, during a Colonoscopy. I knew the minute the doctor came out from doing the colonoscopy that we were in trouble, I just did not know the extent. Two weeks later we were having a port put in and chemo, July 06 he had
    his surgery, rectum removal,permanent colostomy and a liver resection. Wow its 2010 and we are still posting good news. Love you all, any thanks for being there for us.

    Patti

    IIIc with 4 of 24 nodes positive
    Diagnosed April 24,2009 with Colon Cancer. Had resection surgery June 15,2009. Staged at IIIc 4 of 24 Lymphnodes tested positive several days after surgery.

    Don
  • kristasplace
    kristasplace Member Posts: 955
    August 2007
    Symptoms began in 2005.
    Diagnosed rectal cancer August 2007 at the age of 38 by means of a colonoscopy.
    Six weeks of 5FU, thirty zaps of radiation.
    Colon resection January 08, 4 nodes positive, so diagnosis of stage IIIc.
    Six months of Folfox ending in August 08. Only missed the last treatment due to bad neuropathy.
    PET scan in March 2010 revealed cancer on right ovary.
    Salpingo oopherectomy in June 2010 revealed colorectal spread on that ovary.
  • lynultsch
    lynultsch Member Posts: 2

    August 2007
    Symptoms began in 2005.
    Diagnosed rectal cancer August 2007 at the age of 38 by means of a colonoscopy.
    Six weeks of 5FU, thirty zaps of radiation.
    Colon resection January 08, 4 nodes positive, so diagnosis of stage IIIc.
    Six months of Folfox ending in August 08. Only missed the last treatment due to bad neuropathy.
    PET scan in March 2010 revealed cancer on right ovary.
    Salpingo oopherectomy in June 2010 revealed colorectal spread on that ovary.

    Oct 19, 2009
    Stg II during a "routine" coloscopy. Laproscopic surgery Nov 5th. No nodes involved.
    Scans and repeat colonoscopy due this fall.
  • soccermom13
    soccermom13 Member Posts: 224
    DX
    Stage II TN3 Nov 5, 2008, age 49, after a year of problems and misdiagnosis. Resection on Nov 15th, 11 nodes taken all clean. Chemo Jan - end of April 2009, no radiation, ileostomy reversal June 2009. All PET/CT scans and colonoscopy clear with the exception of the last one. Had 3 sessile polyps removed - surgeon thinks they are benign. Much love to you all. Walking in Undy 5000 in Denver. If anyone going please let me know - I'd love to meet you!
    Shanna
  • chicoturner
    chicoturner Member Posts: 282
    DX 2/28/08 Thought it was
    DX 2/28/08 Thought it was ovarian, but surprise, stage 4 colon. Jean
  • Sharon57
    Sharon57 Member Posts: 4
    Stage IV
    My husband was diagnosed in Sept 09, Stage IV with mets to liver and lung. He's done 12 treatments of FOLFOX + Avastin, and now is on FOLFIRI. His scans and counts were showing improvement but CEA counts started to rise, so his doctor switched him to the FOLFIRI, and unfortunately his counts are going up again. We're hoping it's working and the counts will go down again; otherwise I don't know what will come next. We visited Moffitt in Tampa a few weeks ago, and they have a possible trial he can enter if his FOLFIRI goes south--so that might be a possibility.
  • hobiec
    hobiec Member Posts: 6
    Sharon57 said:

    Stage IV
    My husband was diagnosed in Sept 09, Stage IV with mets to liver and lung. He's done 12 treatments of FOLFOX + Avastin, and now is on FOLFIRI. His scans and counts were showing improvement but CEA counts started to rise, so his doctor switched him to the FOLFIRI, and unfortunately his counts are going up again. We're hoping it's working and the counts will go down again; otherwise I don't know what will come next. We visited Moffitt in Tampa a few weeks ago, and they have a possible trial he can enter if his FOLFIRI goes south--so that might be a possibility.

    Exit Stage left
    2000---50 yrs old--1st colon.--"Great--come back in 10 years."
    2003---"It's in the wall." Resection and chemo--"just as insurance." Did 8 of the 12 5FU and Oxcilaplatin.
    Great for 4 1/2 years
    2009--reoccured--mets to lungs,liver. Been on chemo since with breaks for surgery.

    Just have to hang in there and let it know that it will not win.
  • ketziah35
    ketziah35 Member Posts: 1,145

    Hi Brooks,
    Stage IIIc, Oct

    Hi Brooks,


    Stage IIIc, Oct 2007, 8 of 38 lymph nodes positive. Resection and chemo.

    Be Blessed,

    Debbie

    Hi Debbie my mom was
    Hi Debbie my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. She is in stage iii. She is 67 and in good spirits. If you have any advise (we think 4 of 20 lymphnodes tested positive), we'd really appreciate it.

    ketziah
  • hoya1973
    hoya1973 Member Posts: 37
    hobiec said:

    Exit Stage left
    2000---50 yrs old--1st colon.--"Great--come back in 10 years."
    2003---"It's in the wall." Resection and chemo--"just as insurance." Did 8 of the 12 5FU and Oxcilaplatin.
    Great for 4 1/2 years
    2009--reoccured--mets to lungs,liver. Been on chemo since with breaks for surgery.

    Just have to hang in there and let it know that it will not win.

    Stage IV
    April 19, 2010 Stage IV with mets to peritoneal lining and left abdomen. Recent PET scan demonstrates chemo has been effective with tumors reduced by 50%and no sign of nodules! Based on other postings it appears many are holding up well after many years! Keep up the good fight and providing confidence to us rookies....