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Female 41 y.o.

Went to GP in March 2021 due to ongoing blood in stool which suddenly got worse. Thankfully, was seen same-day and referred for a colonoscopy which took place 3 weeks later. In the meantime I had several blood tests and a FIT test which came back at over 400.

The colonoscopy showed a tumour in my sigmoid colon.

15/4/21 CT scan. A "tiny lesion" detected in the liver.
26/4/21 MRI scan
29/4/21 primary diagnosis T3 N1 M1 with secondary deposit on the liver
14/5/21 PET scan

Original plan had been for combined bowel and liver surgery, but I had a sigmoid colectomy (keyhole) on 18/5/21 due to a long waiting list for the combined surgery and high risk of bowel obstruction.

14/6/21 Saw oncologist. Final staging T4 N2 M1.

9/7/21 Started 6 cycles of chemotherapy (FOLFOX 2 weekly cycle) prior to liver resection, DPD-deficient, so started at 50% 5FU, working up to 70% by the end.

5/10/21 CT and MRI scans. Showed the existing liver lesion, plus one small new lesion close by.

15/10/21 chemo break pending liver resection.

3/12/21 Liver resection. Plan was for keyhole again, but had to convert to open surgery, as the ultrasound picked up two additional tumours. 60% of liver removed, including all of the right side. Surgeon removed everything he could see.

17/1/21 Started another 6 cycles of FOLFOX with 70% 5FU (rising to 80% from cycle 10) but ran into problems with low neutrophils, so was prescribed Filgrastim from cycle 8 onwards.

Finished chemo in mid-April 2022, follow up CT scan showed 7cm ovarian "cyst"

10/5/22 ultrasound showed something "of concern." Awaiting MDT and plan