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by Andrea
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Patiently Waiting Clinical trial
Replies: 8
Views: 2615

Thank you for the kind posts. Kellie for some reason I can only find your address please call me so I can write your number down and talk of course. We went to the beach today. My twin sister and nephew are here helping me out. I need to keep my strength up so I can do this trial. I found out my sch...
by Andrea
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Patiently Waiting Clinical trial
Replies: 8
Views: 2615

Patiently Waiting Clinical trial

Hello Everyone, I have been working towards getting into a clinical trial. So far it looks good. I've been to one screening and go back Mon, July 16th for tests and aspherisis. I've had a lot of discomfort from acess abdominal fluid. It started after I had my 2nd round with SIR-Spheres to treat the ...
by Andrea
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: missing colon club members
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Hello. I go to the message board everyday but haven't written in a while. I'm doing well. I went to the Nat'l Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD last week to be screened for a clinical trial. I was accepted into the study but have no dates as to when I start treatment. The study is based on immunother...
by Andrea
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: andrea where are you?
Replies: 7
Views: 2112

Hello. I'm still here. I did the SIR-spheres treatment. I won't know the success rate until a couple of months have gone by. Then a PET scan is done to determine the progress. I am trying to get into a clinical trial involving immunotherapy. I have a screening appt Mar 29th. It gets to be overwhelmi...
by Andrea
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good night, Dearest Angel
Replies: 13
Views: 3017

Mali,
I'm sorry to hear of your mother passing. I hope she feels free as a bird and is happy to not be in pain anymore. If I could send you a hug I would.
God Bless You and your beautiful mother.
Andrea
by Andrea
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How Is Andrea?
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

SIR-spheres

I'm back from Fairfax, VA. We actually got home around noon yesterday. Everything went perfect. The spheres were sent to my right lobe of my liver. Mar 6th I go back and have the same thing done to my left lobe. The radiologist thought it may be too much to hit both at the same time because of the t...
by Andrea
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How Is Andrea?
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Marilyn, I have extensive tumors throughout my liver. The radiologist wants to do the SIR-spheres twice to get as much as possible. Gather your nephews CTs, PETs, medical records and contact a physician who is doing SIR-spheres. There are three appt's. During the initial consultation, scans are revi...
by Andrea
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How Is Andrea?
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Hello Everyone, I have been so busy with my kids and this SIR-spheres thing. Last Monday I went up to Fairfax, VA and had the angiogram, embolization (to block off certain arteries), and another test to make sure I didn't have blood shunting off my liver to my lungs. I passed with flying colors. Thu...
by Andrea
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oxaliplatin allergies
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Oxiliplatin desentization protocol

I started having allergic reactions to Oxiliplatin during my 7th chemo treatment. I was switched to Ironetecan for a long time. The Ironetecan wasn't helping much so my oncologist researched and found a Dr at Harvard who developed a desensitization protocol. Last May 06 I started and have had somewh...
by Andrea
Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: im back from liver resection and NED!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you. This is wonderful news. I will be looking for more news of your recovery.
Andrea
by Andrea
Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best Hospitals for treatment of Colon Cancer
Replies: 19
Views: 15087

Thank you all for your wonderful responses. I met with a radiologist and radiation oncologist in Fairfax earlier this week. They want me to get a PET scan so they can tell what is active tumor and dead tumor. There is some hypertension in my portal vein which means it may be blocked. If so I won't b...
by Andrea
Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Spirit of Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Jan,
What a beautiful story. Good things do happen.
Merry Christmas!
Andrea
by Andrea
Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best Hospitals for treatment of Colon Cancer
Replies: 19
Views: 15087

Best Hospitals for treatment of Colon Cancer

I am waiting to see if I can have SIR-spheres done at Inova Fairfax Hospital, VA. I've been off of chemo since October and don't feel myself getting any stronger. I feel like I am wasting away to nothing. It is so frustrating. I don't want to be tired anymore. I hate to say it but I am very close to...
by Andrea
Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best Hospitals for treatment of Colon Cancer
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Best Hospitals for treatment of Colon Cancer

I am waiting to see if I can have SIR-spheres done at Inova Fairfax Hospital, VA. I've been off of chemo since October and don't feel myself getting any stronger. I feel like I am wasting away to nothing. It is so frustrating. I don't want to be tired anymore. I hate to say it but I am very close to...
by Andrea
Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ANDREA, SIRT SPHERES?
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Hello. I found a local radiologist who has been trained on the SIR-spheres procedure. The hospital he worked at would not allow the use of their facilities for the procedure. I don't know the details but the radiologist gave me the names of the two closest hospitals who've already been doing the pro...

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