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    Surgery happening soon. All testing/scans are done and the new tumor has to come out. Surgery next week at Sloan Kettering, estimated to take 5-9 hours, between working through all the scar tissue, and resecting a ureter and resecting my vagina. Looks like potentially 3 surgeons on the team: my Main Man - colorectal surgeon Dr. Paty; plus a urologist to handle the ureter resectioning/redirecting, and a plastic surgeon to handle a possible vaginal reconstruction. Estimated hospital stay is about 2 weeks.

    Are we having fun yet?

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      Findley

      Prayers are with you. Sending positive thoughts that all goes well and strength during your recovery.

      1 day ago
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      NanaL

      Oh my, prayers for a successful surgery and recovery. I'm so sorry you are facing this. Your attitude is inspiring!!

      1 day ago
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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): As my dr is talking to me about complete discharge from follow-up at 9 years out, my radiology report from the MRI I just had comes in, and shows a new tumor. Back to the salt mines...

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      patchez0

      Oh no....oh how terrible.... I'm sort of facing the same thing here just waiting for results....like you say back to the mines....but we already know it can be fixed...and all together they/us will do it again.....good luck to you....

      22 days ago
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    It's BACK! Just when my dr was getting ready to discharge me to the world, at 9 years post-treatment, my scan came back with a new tumor. Surgery and more IP chemo a the end of the month. The theory is a rogue cell escaped and hid from everything 9 years ago, and has slowly been recruiting forces (growing.) The tumor is finally big enough to see, tho in retrospect, scans from a1 1/2 year ago show the very start of the thickening. At least it's a slow growing nasty.

    Not happy.

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      abrub

      It's not in our on my colon. I never had any cancer in my colon. It's always been in the peritoneal cavity. This one is in the pelvis, attaced to a hysterectomy scar.

      22 days ago
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      ffingar

      Yes, I see now. I had not remembered your back story. What chemo will this use this time?

      22 days ago
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      abrub

      FUDR in intraperional chemo. It'saform of 5FU. I don't know if they'll want me to do systemic chemo, but without a compelling reason, I won't.

      22 days ago
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