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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:46 PM

My first visit with an oncologist. Good news.

Yesterday I had my first and hopefully last visit with an oncologist. The doctor said that the tumor had not gone through the intestinal wall (that's good), the lymph nodes were clear of cancer (that's good) and the two other polyps that were found were small and clear of cancer ( three for three). The tumor is being sent off for genetic screening and we will know the results in two weeks. I will need annual colonoscopies and CT scans for 3-5 years even if the genetic screening is normal.


The people in this group gave me wonderful advice for questions, love and support. I can't thank everyone enough!

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Reply My first visit with an oncologist. Good news. (Original post)
Delmette2.0 Feb 2020 OP
CatMor Feb 2020 #1
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #2
at140 Feb 2020 #3
Phoenix61 Feb 2020 #4
Skittles Feb 2020 #13
Phoenix61 Feb 2020 #14
Skittles Feb 2020 #15
Midnight Writer Feb 2020 #5
gademocrat7 Feb 2020 #6
littlemissmartypants Feb 2020 #7
Fritz Walter Feb 2020 #8
mgardener Feb 2020 #9
TNNurse Feb 2020 #10
softydog88 Feb 2020 #11
Karadeniz Feb 2020 #12
Delmette2.0 Apr 2020 #17
Nululu Apr 2020 #16

Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:50 PM

1. That is good news.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:50 PM

2. Excellent News!

Being proactive in our health care is so important.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:57 PM

3. Based on my observation of a stage-4 patient in the family,

I am ready to conclude, that cancer is not a immediate death sentence. It is more of a chronic disease now.
The treatments they have now, with chemo of multitude variety combined with immuno-therapy drugs,
which is what my wife has been doing for 2 years, her cancer is not growing or spreading. Sure, the
treatment is intense and knocks her out for a week or so with nausea and fatigue, but the next 2 weeks
she can do all the normal activities. Currently her treatments are every 3 weeks.

Best luck to you and your cancer seems to be caught in time which is very lucky.
My wife had no symptoms at all, until she started having rib pain which would not go away,
and at that point she was already at stage-4. Cancer is a sneaky disease for sure.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:09 PM

4. That is the very best news! I'm so happy for you.

It's why colonoscopies are so important.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:45 PM

13. absolutely

I browbeat a coworker into getting a colonoscopy, telling him how would your daughters feel knowing you're not at their weddings because of fear of a colonoscopy. The doc found a "carpet of polyps" that were examined and removed during a followup colonoscopy.

Get your ass to the doctor as recommended, people!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 11:49 AM

14. No pun intended, right? nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 06:37 PM

15. it was part of an ad campaign to get people in

Katie Couric I think?

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:36 PM

5. Good news.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:42 PM

6. Good news

Take care

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:58 PM

7. Fantastic!

I hope you are able to breathe easier as a result of the news. Nothing beats a big sigh of relief. Congratulations on your positive report!

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:06 PM

8. Early detection is key

Speaking from personal experience, the sooner it is detected and treated, the better!

Keep strong. This is a marathon, not a sprint!

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:07 PM

9. I am so glad for you.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:11 PM

10. Early detection is key.

Do everything the doc says and try to stay positive.

Probably the best you could have hoped for.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:39 PM

12. Whoo whoo...glad you went to doctor when you did. Now that you need plenty of antioxidants

It's pumpkin pie every day!❤

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 10:27 PM

17. I love pumpkin pie.

But I'm on a banana cream pie kick right now. I have a few pounds to gain back so I'm enjoying this part.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 07:04 PM

16. Great news nt

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