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by CFrancis73
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice Needed: Avastin
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Re: Advice Needed: Avastin

Thank you all for your responses! I truly appreciate it.

May I ask, does your love ones that is on Avastin have peritoneal carcinomatosis? And told they will be on chemo for life?
by CFrancis73
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice Needed: Avastin
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Advice Needed: Avastin

Good Morning Everyone! I haven't posted in awhile but I visit the page often as it is such a wonderful place to come to when needing advice. I think the last I left off was in May 2016. My Mom had a PET scan in May and nothing was active with no new mets anywhere. During that time, she broke her arm...
by CFrancis73
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HOPE-There are stage 4 survivors !!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2565

Re: HOPE-There are stage 4 survivors !!!!!!!

Did you have it on your peritoneum? Peritoneum carcinomatosis?

scottg wrote:Just checking in to let people know there are stage 4 survivors,, I am one,,mets all over abdomine,,on liver,omentum,small and large intestine,,,5surgeries, 2 years chemo,,,,Diagnosed 4/23 2006 .Alive and "cancer free"
by CFrancis73
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Neuropathy

Thank you! My Mom is my best friend. We threw a huge event at a hotel with lots of family, friends and events. It was a fun filled time. We don't let cancer define us and we are living. The gift suggestion was to help relieve a frustration for her right now, the neuropathy. I appreciate your kind wo...
by CFrancis73
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Neuropathy

Thank you for the suggestions! I am looking into a foot spa thing for her to use while she is watching movies, reading a book, or just relaxing. Thanks for your help! I think this is a lovely idea. My daughter bought me a foot spa for Christmas which I find is very soothing. I know that most foot sp...
by CFrancis73
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Neuropathy

Thanks! I guess i should have noted that we are taking her away for her birthday for a big weekend of celebrating at an awesome hotel with lots of planned events and dinner with lots of family members! My Mom and I are the bestest of friends so I wanted one of her gifts to be something that could he...
by CFrancis73
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Neuropathy

Hi Everyone, My Mom finished 12 rounds of modified FOLFOX 6, six weeks ago and her neuropathy in her toes and finger tips has gotten pretty bad. She has been using heating pads but I was just curious if there was anything else I could get her as a gift for her upcoming birthday to do a little neurop...
by CFrancis73
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reoccurence after FOLFOX 11 rounds
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Reoccurence after FOLFOX 11 rounds

Hi! My Mom finished 12 rounds of modified FOLFOX 6 on May 2, 2016 and had a PET scan May 17, 2016. Results indicated that there was no activity in the areas that we have known from the beginning was loaded with cancer. So results were good! But, there was a nodule noted on each lung, her two oncolog...
by CFrancis73
Tue May 24, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SCARED/WORRIED
Replies: 4
Views: 865

SCARED/WORRIED

Good Morning Everyone, Today is the day, we get the results of my Mom PET scan results to see exactly what the 12 rounds of modified FOLFOX 6 did for her! I am a nervous wreck! Being in the medical field, I understand all of this BUT...when it comes to my Mom its just so different. I really don't ev...
by CFrancis73
Mon May 23, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any long term NEDs w/ Signet Ring Cell w/ mets to Peritoneum
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Any long term NEDs w/ Signet Ring Cell w/ mets to Peritoneum

Thank you everyone! We get my Mom's PET scan results tomorrow morning, hoping it will show was the CT scan showed in January after 4 treatments, shrinkage. She has had 8 treatments since January so we will see exactly what modified FOLFOX 6 did for her! Positive vibes and prayers please!
by CFrancis73
Fri May 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Starting Folfox on Monday
Replies: 48
Views: 6686

Re: Starting Folfox on Monday

My Mom just completed 12 rounds of modified FOLFOX 6. I wish you all the best! If you have any questions, i will try to answer the best I can.
by CFrancis73
Fri May 20, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any long term NEDs w/ Signet Ring Cell w/ mets to Peritoneum
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Any long term NEDs w/ Signet Ring Cell w/ mets to Peritoneum

As of now, her primary source for signet ring cell was her rectum with mets to her ovary, bladder, and peritoneum, she basically has what they call "seeding" all of her peritoneum and she currently is not a candidate for HIPEC or surgery. She just completed 12 rounds of modified FOLFOX 6 a...
by CFrancis73
Thu May 19, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: *NEW* Member! SORRY so long! Signet Ring Cell rectal stage IV with mets to peritoneum
Replies: 11
Views: 2268

Re: *NEW* Member! SORRY so long! Signet Ring Cell rectal stage IV with mets to peritoneum

Thank you all so much! Now we wait for the PET scan results...I (we) appreciate all the prayers and I will be praying for you all as well.
by CFrancis73
Thu May 19, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finished with chemo
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Finished with chemo

Yay! Congrats! Wishing you all the best!
by CFrancis73
Thu May 19, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any long term NEDs w/ Signet Ring Cell w/ mets to Peritoneum
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Any long term NEDs w/ Signet Ring Cell w/ mets to Peritoneum

Hi Everyone, This board has helped me out so much and I feel like its a safe place for me to come and read and learn more than I already know. My Mom just had her PET scan yesterday to see exactly what the 12 rounds of modified FOLFOX 6 did for her. She is stage IV with signet ring cell, primary sit...

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