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by WarriorSpouse
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hope vs reality
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Hope vs reality

At the time of my wife's diagnosis, she was given a 12% chance of survival... Many with her condition passed within 6 months to a year. At that point I began to advocate the 50% rule to put statistics in her favor. The treatments will either prolong life or they won't (50/50); and the next surgery w...
by WarriorSpouse
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 for 4 years, looking for advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Stage 4 for 4 years, looking for advice

Hey Michelle, Great question and thread for conversation. My wife has CRC lymph node metastasis and initially followed the "Cairo Study" plan after a year of Chemo and Avastin treatments. She went on Zeloda (pills) and Avastin maintenance chemo for three years, but had recurrence and neede...
by WarriorSpouse
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SBRT Side Effects?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: SBRT Side Effects?

Hey James, My wife recently had SBRT on two para-aortic nodes and complained about similar pain in the treatment area and being tired. Remember, it is a treatment and it does cause the fight inside of your cells within your body. Inflammation at the site of the SBRT is normal, which is why they post...
by WarriorSpouse
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 10 years since diagnosed
Replies: 9
Views: 1410

Re: 10 years since diagnosed

Excellent News! Thank You for sharing.
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 Year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2895

Re: 7 Year cancerversary

I always love to read these:) Congratulations and thank you for sharing the great news!
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reoccurance Questions/Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Reoccurance Questions/Help

Bumping-up to hear an update or any other suggestions for cancer centers in northern Utah.
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reoccurance Questions/Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Reoccurance Questions/Help

Anyone here on Colon Talk, from Northern Utah, that has a suggestion for a major cancer care provider.
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2020, the decade of...
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: 2020, the decade of...

Great things are happening in 2020! All the best to those on the cure for cancer journey today and into the New Year! Collaboration among research, cancer care providers, and private sector manufacturing will hopefully create new breakthroughs in 2020 for all to benefit. All the best to those making...
by WarriorSpouse
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Para-aortic node recurrence
Replies: 27
Views: 6290

Re: Para-aortic node recurrence

I agree with AT's position on this too... Proper scanning schedule, including PET scans are important on being successful in fighting off active PALN issues. About a year ago my wife had PALN recurrence, but going back on her initial treatment plan, as well as some SBRT radiation, it appears to be d...
by WarriorSpouse
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reoccurance Questions/Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Reoccurance Questions/Help

Hey Tater, I am sorry to read of what you guys are going through. It definitely sounds like a unique situation, one I have not read about often on this blog. The only suggestion I have is to seek an opinion from a major cancer center. Not sure where you guys are located and how close they are to you...
by WarriorSpouse
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Celebrating 10 years of survival today
Replies: 18
Views: 1629

Re: Celebrating 10 years of survival today

That is great news! Thank you for coming back and sharing. We are all catching up:)
WS
by WarriorSpouse
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive peri met stories please
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Positive peri met stories please

Lymph node metastasis affects a smaller amount of CRC patients. I want to say about 12% of the cases You can read of other's experiences from past posts by using the search tool under quick links on the top left of the screen. Many have referred themselves as "lymphonians", I believe. Twea...
by WarriorSpouse
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: More chemo after a solitary lung met?
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

Re: More chemo after a solitary lung met?

My wife has gone back to her original treatment after a few years of maintenance chemo, and it has appeared to work in some regard. She has also used SBRT to attack two specific para-aortic nodes. We will know more if the SBRT has worked after the holidays and her next PET scan. Everyone is differen...
by WarriorSpouse
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive peri met stories please
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Positive peri met stories please

My wife is still going five years into a Stage IV diagnosis with peri-mets. Stay on top of it. Visit a major cancer center for guidance and proper protocols based on recent science, evidence and practices. Make sure you have an advocate by your side keeping track of your treatments and keeping up wi...
by WarriorSpouse
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Guess who was told she's NED??
Replies: 33
Views: 2913

Re: Guess who was told she's NED??

It is always good to read good news here.
Congratulations!
WS

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