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by Utwo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Salami
Replies: 33
Views: 1113

Re: Salami

https://www.nccn.org/patients/resources/life_after_cancer/nutrition.aspx What's Best to Eat? During cancer treatment, many people lose weight because chemotherapy and radiation side effects, such as nausea, taste changes and loss of appetite, make eating unpalatable; sometimes the therapy itself im...
by Utwo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Salami
Replies: 33
Views: 1113

Re: Salami

mpbser wrote:Then I don't understand why the NCAN guidelines recommend a plant based diet.
Could you please share this link with us.
by Utwo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: lung nodules
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: lung nodules

I was excited to get my CT scan results but heartbroken when they showed two small (1mm & 4 mm) lung nodules.... now I've gone from being confident, proactive & goal-oriented to a total mess. :( These are too small. They could have been missed on a previous CT scan. They can also be of non-...
by Utwo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Salami
Replies: 33
Views: 1113

Re: Salami

How old is your husband? My son (a medical doctor) once told me that from point of view of cancer recurrence I could eat anything. There is no scientific evidence that your diet has any measurable effect on a risk of recurrence. On the other hand I significantly modified my diet and level of physica...
by Utwo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Newbie

Where do you live that you haven't been able to see an oncologist in 4 months? Canada or another single payer country? For me 2 month waiting for a surgery seems in line with Canadian situation. Many Americans have not even heard about "Waiting times". However in many countries it's a rea...
by Utwo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence
Replies: 33
Views: 1152

Re: Modifications to prevent/lessen chance of recurrence

Just keep in mind that scientific evidence of usefulness of the above approaches is missing.
by Utwo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Canadians-Husband diagnosed-what about WORK and PAY?
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Canadians-Husband diagnosed-what about WORK and PAY?

Daniellabella wrote: My husbands work only gives him 5 sick days and 4 personal days.
What about vacation?
I assume tha he should have at least a few weeks.

What about his benefits?
I have not heard about an employer that doesn't provide at least minimal plan.
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: 343

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: 343

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: 1057

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: 1188

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: 734

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: 1440

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...

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