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by Utwo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Next Week
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Surgery Next Week

Minor though, they figure it is stage 1 or 2 at the worst. The recommendation was to have a right right hemicolectomy ... I was in a similar situation and sometimes I wonder whether this was a right decision to get a surgery. Nothing is free in our world and there are pros and cons in both decision...
by Utwo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nik Colon - ritz75
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

Re: Nik Colon - ritz75

WarriorSpouse wrote:I hope that some of what has been written here has helped her along the way.
Or not.
The latest virtuous attack on Nik was rather vicious.
by Utwo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1275
Views: 114744

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

NHMike wrote:For those that do abs exercises: how much time between reversal and when you started to do situps.
Have you had an open or laparoscopic surgery?
I have a recollection that even some people with laparoscopic surgery have managed to get hernias.
by Utwo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diet, Exercie, and Recurrence/Prevention
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Diet, Exercie, and Recurrence/Prevention

https://academic.oup.com/jnci/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jnci/djy098/5038128?redirectedFrom=fulltext - I saw this article and thought it was really good. ... The good news about this for me, is that it means as a patient I have some control No it doesn't. The quality of modern health scie...
by Utwo
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5mm indeterminate lesion in liver
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: 5mm indeterminate lesion in liver

... a finding on an MRI. The report reads that a .5 cm indeterminate lesion was found on my liver, conspicuous as hypointense on post-gadolinium images. What else do you have? E.g. what is your TNM score? The more CT scans I had the more I learned about "indeterminate" stuff in my liver, ...
by Utwo
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Stage IV Diagnosis
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: New Stage IV Diagnosis

She lives in Canada and even though we are allowed second opinions it appears to be frowned upon and not always easy. It's the first time I hear that "second opinion is frowned upon". Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get a second opinion? According to CRguy (Canuck from BC) you ...
by Utwo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Salami
Replies: 33
Views: 1653

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: 1653

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: 587

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: 1653

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: 817

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: 1579

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: 630

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: 500

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: 500

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 ...

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