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Helen

Dukes 1 recurrence?

Hello, I hope someone can help me. 2017 I was diagnosed with dukes 1 a colorectal cancer. I had chemo radiation, it was to reduce the tumour, Surgeon it was reduced to the button on the iPhone. On follow up ct scans and mri they noticed a change where they took the tumour. Going for a biopsy. They said could be scarring. So worried now. I thought things where going so well.

Helen

Hello jj,
Just got my results back, from PET scan and mri. He said the bowel was ok but I had one met on the liver. He said this was ok news. Just get it taken out. Shocked scared

Bear G

Hi @Helen
I know this may sound strange but that's really good news. A single met is very easy to deal with, possibly by ablation (that's even less than keyhole surgery).
Now it's been spotted and properly checked out you can get it dealt with and get back to enjoying life!
I had a lung recurrence a couple of years ago and it was a breeze!
Big hugs
Bear
:x::x:

Helen

Thank you so much. I was shocked this happened really. Somehow I thought I’d get away with it. But you are right the oncologist rang and said it was good news as nothing in thr bowel area. Really I was shocked when he rang me. He said it might not be keyhole as I’ve had chemo radiation so not sure. I see the oncologist tomorrow and the liver specialist

Baxter2

I also think this is pretty good news on the whole @Helen

Hopefully when you see the oncologist and liver surgeon tomorrow, you'll have a firm plan of action!

Let us know how things go if you can?

Lots of love

Karen 💜💚💙❤️💛

Helen

Thank you Karen

Lizalou

Hi @Helen
Yes, it is very positive news, great that you are being seen so soon, hope you soon gave a good plan of action.
Thinking of you.

DianeS

Hi @Helen, to put some positivity your way, I had a single lesion in my liver 3 years ago, and had RF ablation. It was a really simple procedure, and touch wood I have had no further recurrences and just reached my 3 year mark. Best of luck with your appointment. Love D :x::x::x::x:

Helen

Hello all, my oncologist rang me yesterday. 2 weeks ago I met him and he said after the PET/MRI that one deposit lit up in my liver. It’s solitary. Yesterday he rang, as I happened to meet the liver surgeon who said what about your recurrence of cancer in the rectum. I rang the oncologist, he said said it’s on the mesorectum. So the plan now is remove the liver deposit and start chemo. He said I was unlucky. I thought T2NOMO was something I could sort out and be clear.

Gypsy

Dear @Helen, I'm so sorry that you have this to face but I am and will be thinking of you as you go through the treatment. One step at a time now- liver surgery first. My advice is to concentrate on getting that behind you. Love, strength and hugs, Gypsyxxxx

Helen

Thank you so much Gypsy. Yes a shock.

Baxter2

Good morning @Helen,

I'm sorry you've had another knock to your confidence and been hit with a further challenge to over come! Cancer is one big sneaky so and so! It really is and there are never any guarantees unfortunately. That said, it sounds to me that these two issues can be fairly easily sorted out. I had a liver resection for a single fairly large lesion back in Jan 2017. It was very easy to recover from and I was home in 7 days feeling great! (I could have been out days earlier but I had to fly home) The recovery at home was easy too.......much easier than Bowel surgery in my opinion! So once you have that and the chemo, the hope will be further surgery for the recurrence on your Bowel. Job done!

It can all seem a lot to overcome but try to remember the same old advice......take things a day at a time, keep busy and distracted and prepare yourself physically and mentally to embrace the next stage of your treatment. I'm sure that once you've got your head around it all, you'll just want to get on with it!

We'll be here for you every step of the way so keep posting!

Sending you bucket loads of love and hugs

Karen 💚💛💙💜❤️

Lirio345

Morning @Helen, I just wanted to say that I am also sorry to read about these complications. The good thing is that your team’s thoroughness with the scans has hopefully found these tumours at a relatively early stage. Take very good care and please stay in touch, Kim :x::x:

Helen

Thank you Kim,
It’s all a shock again. I thought my diagnosis stage was sometime I’d get away with. But yes cancer just doesn’t go away that easily. I think liver surgery is for mid to late September. I don’t know when they start chemo.

Lirio345

I totally understand your shock @Helen. Although different I found the recurrence in my liver almost more difficult than the initial diagnosis. Please stay in touch and take very good care, - another period of keeping busy, Kim :x::x:

Helen

Thank you Kim. Yes it’s difficult. Almost a blow to belief in medicine as well. And lack of belief in myself.
Of course to add to this and a funny thing, I got a speeding fine late last year. Down a country road thr speed limit goes from 100km to 50km, could see the sign as a big lorry was in front of me. Gardai (policeman) said it wasn’t my fault due to bad signage and lorry in front. But I’m in the district court on Monday morning at 10 am. All awkward as my late husband was a judge!

Gypsy

Dear @Helen. Your confidence in yourself will grow- look how far you have come already and you will deal with all of this too. Be better to get the court out of the way, then you'l feel better. I'm sorry it happened like that and hope that the circumstances can be explained to the court. :x::x::x::x::x::x:

Lirio345

Oh @Helen, what a palaver! Take care and good luck for Monday :x::x:

Helen

Thank you, if I’m in jail I’ll send a text!!!

Gypsy

@Helen, if you are in jail, I'll pull a Ross Poldark trick and break you out and mind you come with me and don't stay behind to be a hero(ine)!! :x::x::x::x:

Helen

Funny, thank you Cath :x::x::x: