Cancer spreading to abdomin, recent MRI

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WinneyPooh
WinneyPooh Member Posts: 318
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
It may seem that the cancer has spread to my abdomin.

Any one fimilar with this,

Will have biopsy, possible friday to find out

Liver surgery on hold,

Trying to stay obtomistic.

Hope all is well with everyone

I am blown away,

Winnie.

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  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member
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    Mine was all over my abdomen
    My cancer had seeded throughout my abdomen, and I'm doing fine. Mine was found as mets to the abdomen. (Primary tumor - appendix cancer, found on ovary and throughout abdomen.) Surgery and chemo, and I'm doing fine.
  • C Dixon
    C Dixon Member Posts: 201
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    Breathe................
    Hi,

    When I was diagnosed I had mets to liver and diaphragm. I did 12 rounds of Folfox and was declared NED. I went in for a liver resection and they found active disease still on my diaphragm,so no resection. BUT, three weeks later I went back for a diaphragm resection, Radio Frequency Ablation on some small sneaky liver spots and then they did a HIPEC. If you don't know, HIPEC is used for peritoneal mets (abdominal) to mop up remaing cells that can't be seen by the surgeon. They sew you back up except for some catheter holes and run hot chemo in the abdominal cavity for about 90 minutes.

    It is major surgery but I recovered nicely and wasn't as hard as my colon resection but that is probably because I wasn't dealing with just diagnosed devastation.

    It is not a common procedure and you have to do your research as to where you want it done. I had mine at Duke. This was in Sept. and I just finished a 12th round of post-op chemo. My scans in Feb. were clean and my CEA has been 0.86 and 0.87 for the last three months.

    You have options and lots of hope! I know another girl who had the same thing and she has been NED for a year.

    Catherine
  • WinneyPooh
    WinneyPooh Member Posts: 318
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    C Dixon said:

    Breathe................
    Hi,

    When I was diagnosed I had mets to liver and diaphragm. I did 12 rounds of Folfox and was declared NED. I went in for a liver resection and they found active disease still on my diaphragm,so no resection. BUT, three weeks later I went back for a diaphragm resection, Radio Frequency Ablation on some small sneaky liver spots and then they did a HIPEC. If you don't know, HIPEC is used for peritoneal mets (abdominal) to mop up remaing cells that can't be seen by the surgeon. They sew you back up except for some catheter holes and run hot chemo in the abdominal cavity for about 90 minutes.

    It is major surgery but I recovered nicely and wasn't as hard as my colon resection but that is probably because I wasn't dealing with just diagnosed devastation.

    It is not a common procedure and you have to do your research as to where you want it done. I had mine at Duke. This was in Sept. and I just finished a 12th round of post-op chemo. My scans in Feb. were clean and my CEA has been 0.86 and 0.87 for the last three months.

    You have options and lots of hope! I know another girl who had the same thing and she has been NED for a year.

    Catherine

    Thanks For any Advice
    Thank you for any adive, i need to feel at ease with this so i can get thru the next few days before i know any thing
    winnie
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824 Member
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    Winnie
    {{{Hugs}}} Wish I could do it in person but this is the best I can do. Hang tough if you can. Take a deep breath and then take another.You will be in my thoughts.

    -Pat
  • C Dixon
    C Dixon Member Posts: 201
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    Thanks For any Advice
    Thank you for any adive, i need to feel at ease with this so i can get thru the next few days before i know any thing
    winnie

    I'm 44 too.
    We are strong and have lots left to do.

    I remember after waking up from the no resection and being told about the diaphragm. I was alone because Duke doesn't allow family in the recovery room. I was devastated and cried for a week. I had to break out the Ativan just to function. Do you have any Ativan? When I have those moments of not being able to stop crying, it helps me.

    I'm sorry this is happening and I will pray for a good report for you.

    Catherine
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
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    Oh Winnie
    I am blown away by your news, I am so very sorry. Take a deep breath. There is a guy on the board Roger (Crow 71) who is having surgery tomorrow for his liver, reversal and peritoneal mets. I only bring this up in case you want to watch for any update from his wife Kim who also posts on here. May give you some insight on possibilities. Just a thought. We are all hoping for a good outcome for Roger.

    Hang in there, try to be optimistic, see what the docs say.

    Hugs Tina
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    Winnie,
    I am sorry to hear

    Winnie,

    I am sorry to hear this. My fingers are crossed that your biopsy will come back clear. I am thinking of you. Take good care.
  • AnneCan said:

    Winnie,
    I am sorry to hear

    Winnie,

    I am sorry to hear this. My fingers are crossed that your biopsy will come back clear. I am thinking of you. Take good care.

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  • WinneyPooh
    WinneyPooh Member Posts: 318
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    unknown said:

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    I appreciate you all
    I , have had a few hours to take it all in and i am comforted by comments so far, friday is only two days away, not counting friday so waiting won't be that hard, i just hope he can order the biopsy that quick,


    I think I'll get a hair cut and maybe a peticure tomarrow, its time for some pampering

    Love you all
    Winnie
  • RickMurtagh
    RickMurtagh Member Posts: 587 Member
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    I appreciate you all
    I , have had a few hours to take it all in and i am comforted by comments so far, friday is only two days away, not counting friday so waiting won't be that hard, i just hope he can order the biopsy that quick,


    I think I'll get a hair cut and maybe a peticure tomarrow, its time for some pampering

    Love you all
    Winnie

    I am glad
    I am glad you can still find joy in some of the little things. The big things cancer brings to the table can be such a drag. It amazes me how much something so small (as a pedicure - for you, not for me) can help deal with something so big.

    Have a great day tomorrow.
  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071 Member
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    Winney
    I'm so sorry about your news, I pray you will get through it, and your oncs have a plan of action.
    Hugs
    sonia
  • snommintj
    snommintj Member Posts: 601
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    Sonia32 said:

    Winney
    I'm so sorry about your news, I pray you will get through it, and your oncs have a plan of action.
    Hugs
    sonia

    Misc pieces
    I had some scattered about my abdomen. When telling my cancer story, I just say they took out some misc pieces. They'll probably image you some more, try to get a chemo regimen to work then do surgery. Keep your head up!
  • snommintj
    snommintj Member Posts: 601
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    Sonia32 said:

    Winney
    I'm so sorry about your news, I pray you will get through it, and your oncs have a plan of action.
    Hugs
    sonia

    Misc pieces
    I had some scattered about my abdomen. When telling my cancer story, I just say they took out some misc pieces. They'll probably image you some more, try to get a chemo regimen to work then do surgery. Keep your head up!
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    I am glad
    I am glad you can still find joy in some of the little things. The big things cancer brings to the table can be such a drag. It amazes me how much something so small (as a pedicure - for you, not for me) can help deal with something so big.

    Have a great day tomorrow.

    Rick,
    You should try a

    Rick,

    You should try a pedicure; they are great for women + men! My husband + I once had pedicures together + he LOVED it. I was able to convince him to go after I told him my macho brother goes regularly. They don't cure cancer (as far as I know) but they feel amazing.
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
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    Pooh:)
    I also am sorry to hear your latest news!

    Sounds like a good idea - doing something for yourself, always gives one that sense of some control, right?

    This stuff will still be here when you "get back."

    As has been said by so many - take care and hang in there. Nice to see your face!

    -Craig
  • WinneyPooh
    WinneyPooh Member Posts: 318
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    Sundanceh said:

    Pooh:)
    I also am sorry to hear your latest news!

    Sounds like a good idea - doing something for yourself, always gives one that sense of some control, right?

    This stuff will still be here when you "get back."

    As has been said by so many - take care and hang in there. Nice to see your face!

    -Craig

    GOOD, to know advice
    Just knowing many of you who are still going strong have had simular DX makes all the difference,

    I really need to put this all in prespective and thank god I am doing so well over all.

    I will update when i know more

    Live, Laugh, Play
    Winnie
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Oh, dear.
    Oh, Winnie. I'll be praying for you!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member
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    Winnie
    Winnie,
    Yes, I would say it is time for some pampering.

    Take car.

    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • papajedi
    papajedi Member Posts: 110
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    GOOD, to know advice
    Just knowing many of you who are still going strong have had simular DX makes all the difference,

    I really need to put this all in prespective and thank god I am doing so well over all.

    I will update when i know more

    Live, Laugh, Play
    Winnie

    abdomen mets
    did you have any symptoms ?
  • WinneyPooh
    WinneyPooh Member Posts: 318
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    papajedi said:

    abdomen mets
    did you have any symptoms ?

    did i have symptoms
    I had a some swelling in my belly and it ached like alittle, but other wise not really, My liver met is considerable larger up from 1cm to 5.5cm and i do have a constant pain in my back because it is pressing on the main artery into the liver and this is why it concerns the surgen to the point he can nolonger do the surgery at this time, coupled with the new mets.

    Chemo for know. and more wait and see , I just hate the wait and see and summer with Ileo(my jucie friend) is going to be a bummer.

    Live, Love, Play
    Winnie