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by LPL
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer
Replies: 3458
Views: 446106

Re: Wives of husbands with Stage IV Colon Freaking Cancer

Hi Melissa, Sorry it took a while for me to say something here. I have been taking a brake.. The thing is that I can finally walk good enough to walk in my forest - and I have SO needed to take my walks in the forest to charge my batteries! I feel a lot better :-) We do say to others and we read, th...
by LPL
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our friend dudette (Temi) has departed
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Our friend dudette (Temi) has departed

So sorry to hear this :cry: RIP Temi.
by LPL
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET Scan Results - More Cancer???
Replies: 62
Views: 8790

Re: PET Scan Results - More Cancer???

mpbser wrote: He was given the option between open liver resection with open sub-total colectomy or laparoscopic liver RFA (radiofrequency ablation) with laparoscopic sub-total colectomy. He decided to go with LAP RFA/LAP colectomy because the chance of the liver tumor "coming back" with ...
by LPL
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 90
Views: 8616

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Oh NO - SO Sad to read this :cry:
RIP BrownBagger, you will be missed !!
A Warm HUG to you CRguy.
(thinking I can feel a little how you are feeling now - I lost my 'soul'-Sister 2 days after my DH was diagnosed.)
by LPL
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.... It was 13 years ago today!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3048

Re: Pinch me, I must be dreaming.... It was 13 years ago today!!!

cptmac,
Thank You very much for sharing your story !
And Happy Birthday/Cancerversary :D
by LPL
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEWS from ongoing ASCO 2017: shorter chemo for stage III OK
Replies: 38
Views: 3938

Re: NEWS from ongoing ASCO 2017: shorter chemo for stage III OK

To Kobe, Added info about the 2017 paper Pharmacogenetic testing through the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe that I linked to in my previous post. That paper had a Reference (#30) a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data, published in The Lancet Dec 2015. T...
by LPL
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: On the cover of Newsweek !!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2337

Re: On the cover of Newsweek !!!!!

Thank you so much Tom & Maia for what you both do.
You sure deserve being on the front page of Newsweek & in the article, Wonderful !! :D
by LPL
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hellooo Neuropathyiiiiiiiiiii
Replies: 51
Views: 6281

Re: Hellooo Neuropathyiiiiiiiiiii

[Ana & Alex] wrote: Anyone has experience with Irinotecan and Capecitabine? Hi Ana, I have no experience with this treatment but I have been reading a little about side effects and genes(tests), regarding different treatments. Maybe this paper is of interest for you? From 2015 Irinotecan Therap...
by LPL
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEWS from ongoing ASCO 2017: shorter chemo for stage III OK
Replies: 38
Views: 3938

Re: NEWS from ongoing ASCO 2017: shorter chemo for stage III OK

Hi again Kobe, I am pretending that you know how to search your raw data and how to interpret. Disclamer: Please know that I am not an expert but this below is how I interpret what I have read. Will start with this paper that I found the other day, From (Sep 2016) Capecitabine Therapy and DPYD Genot...
by LPL
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEWS from ongoing ASCO 2017: shorter chemo for stage III OK
Replies: 38
Views: 3938

Re: NEWS from ongoing ASCO 2017: shorter chemo for stage III OK

Hi Kobe, :wink: How did you know that I was just looking in to this for you today (have had family visiting for a week but they left this morning). Have also found recent papers that was not published when I searched DH's 23andme raw data last year. I will post later today (I hope) with a summary. Y...
by LPL
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET Scan Results - More Cancer???
Replies: 62
Views: 8790

Re: PET Scan Results - More Cancer???

I really, really, really, really dislike his local oncologist or at least the Cancer Center. It seems like the left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing. If this is also your husband's feeling about your local Onc/Cancer Center - then to me this does not sound good for the future .. Let me...
by LPL
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Slightly O/T: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Glyphosate
Replies: 14
Views: 1911

Re: Slightly O/T: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Glyphosate

Jacques , Thank you very much ! I was hoping someone would suggest 'flames', because that is what I had imagined would be an alternative even though I've never seen one up front. And reading about it now, in the 1st link you posted, makes me think it would be perfekt for gravel - it's not like I ne...
by LPL
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Direction??
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Re: New Direction??

Thank you everyone for your responses. To answer some of your questions, I am in Florida. I don't know much about the genetic testing but this is what I found in DH records KRAS/ NRAS MUTATION PANEL. This testing was done from Onc #1 when he was first dx. I'm not exactly sure what it means. We will...
by LPL
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm busted
Replies: 33
Views: 6790

Re: I'm busted

Wonderful news :D
Big congratulations wwroam !!!
by LPL
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!
Replies: 1896
Views: 125939

Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Dear Diane, I'm so sorry for your loss! Maybe I am speaking for many who never spoke directly to Frenchie/Ron, butt who like me read for example all his posts in this thread. It felt like I came to know him and I liked him so very much !! To me it felt like he was a very special man! I'm sure you mu...

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