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by Utwo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questionable submucosal cecal mass
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Questionable submucosal cecal mass

Leeloo wrote:I’m on b12 injections for life, however I think it’s a small price to pay for being cancer free now.
I apologize for thread drift.

Why do you need B12 in case of right hemicolectomy?
Why do you need injections instead of pills?
by Utwo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questionable submucosal cecal mass
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Questionable submucosal cecal mass

Just search this forum for "right hemicolectomy". Some people are back to almost normal in a few weeks. Other people have severe issues after 10 years. Right hemicolectomy removes ileo-cecal valve, that is an important part of your digestive system. Is colonoscopic removal of your mass an ...
by Utwo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare
Replies: 34
Views: 867

Re: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare

One of my previous project leaders worked in the UK and she explained the system there. There is National Healthcare and then you can pay an additional amount to get a higher level of service and coverage. So they have a two-tiered system. I think that this is analogous to Medicaid and corporate he...
by Utwo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No, we don't have the best healthcare system
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Re: No, we don't have the best healthcare system

If we look at world rankings, we find that 17 out of the top 20 hospitals are in the United States with the United States also holding the top 7 spots. http://hospitals.webometrics.info/en/World This is similar to what my doctor told me: "Best hospitals in the US are better than best hospitals...
by Utwo
Tue May 22, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What the hell happened to my colon? I need answers
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: What the hell happened to my colon? I need answers

Welcome to uncertain world of cancer diagnosis and prognosis! The answers on all your questions are either "yes, but" or "probably". 1) Did the GI who removed 90.% possibly put me at risk and exposed my tubulovillouss polyp to other areas of the colon? Yes, although nobody can te...
by Utwo
Wed May 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How can I help my family watch me die?
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: How can I help my family watch me die?

What I'm having a REALLY hard time with is how my parents and husband and sister will handle my actual dying part. I know that once I'm gone it will be terribly difficult for them (we're all such a close-knit family), but I won't be around to help them... Is there anything I can do to make this who...
by Utwo
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW - From New Zealand - Great folk here
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: NEW - From New Zealand - Great folk here

Sounds like NZ folks are treated just as well as us Canucks. Moneywise it may be cheaper in Canada/NZ. However from point of view of waiting time and quality of service US is probably better. You can't get something for nothing. My GI doctor told me that average Canadian hospitals are better than a...
by Utwo
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still scared after colonoscopy
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: Still scared after colonoscopy

#1 and #2 should be described in your colonoscopy report.
Do you have this report with you?
by Utwo
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still scared after colonoscopy
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: Still scared after colonoscopy

My thing is... is there a chance she could have missed something? Yes, there is a chance. It depends on 1) quality of preparation (how clean was your colon during colonoscopy) and 2) whether they were able to push the scope all the way to caecum. Please read your colonoscopy report and understand #...
by Utwo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung nodule
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Lung nodule

In my case they repeated low dose no contrast chest CT scan in 4 months to keep track of progress.
In 4 months size of these nodules decreased a bit and I was told that it was a confirmation that they were due to infection.
by Utwo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 28 years old, blood in stool
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: 28 years old, blood in stool

Acne in a colon?
Could you please check spelling.

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