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by zephyr
Sat May 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break
Replies: 23
Views: 941

Re: Chemo break

Did you guys who had growth during the break find chemo went back to working again afterwords. Hmmm... maybe. I don't really remember but I *think* in both cases I hit chemo resistance and my cocktail was changed, after which the chemo began working again. Sorry to be so vague. I second what Detox ...
by zephyr
Sat May 11, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break
Replies: 23
Views: 941

Re: Chemo break

Over my first two years, I had a few chemo breaks, two of which I chose. Both were for about a month. There was some growth but it's hard to know what caused it: was it the chemo break or was it chemo resistance? My body was SCREAMING for a break, and the time off gave me a chance to recover physica...
by zephyr
Sat May 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CBD and/or Cannabis oil
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: CBD and/or Cannabis oil

I have found CBD and RSO to be very helpful for some of the worst chemo side effects, and you are welcome to PM me with questions. Below is a link to a kind of overview pubmed article I found that may be informative, and includes this statement among the conclusions: Collectively, these preliminary ...
by zephyr
Sat May 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Immunotherapy in Switzerland
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: Immunotherapy in Switzerland

Btw. Off topic, but why YAG? Could it remove tumors that could not be treated by radiation, percutaneous ablation, or surgery? Yes. That was exactly my situation: my lung tumors could not safely be treated with radiation, ablation, surgery or any other treatment available in the U.S. The YAG remove...
by zephyr
Sat May 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Immunotherapy in Switzerland
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: Immunotherapy in Switzerland

Let’s say it did work, why wouldn’t your oncologist have heard about it? It's been my personal experience that U.S. based oncologists only know about treatments that have gone through the expensive and time consuming process of FDA approval. While that certainly prevents patients from learning abou...
by zephyr
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update on supplements with some history
Replies: 39
Views: 2659

Re: Update on supplements with some history

Excellent to hear about the curcumin supplement. Thank you for sharing! I have not been about to find this LEF Bio-Curcumin. Where do you find this, and do you know if it contains a BioPerine or a hydro-soluble formula? A supplement form that is hydro-soluble absorbs better. I think juliej was prob...
by zephyr
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ March 23/2019
Replies: 257
Views: 99819

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ March 23/2019

It's been several months since I popped in here for a shot of hope. Your journey is inspiring - thanks for posting.
by zephyr
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possibly still NED...our story to date
Replies: 124
Views: 13404

Re: Possibly still NED...our story to date

My husband’s 5-fu pump was just about empty at 9:30 am this morning, just in time for his 10:30 disconnect appointment at our little cancer center in town. So far, he has had practically no side effects from the folfiri. He takes 1 gram of ginger daily which I started giving him a few days before h...
by zephyr
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV research: best chance at being cured
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Stage IV research: best chance at being cured

I think another part of this discussion should be the mind-body connection. If stress leads to inflammation and inflammation feeds cancer, to what extent do relaxation therapies affect tumor progression?
by zephyr
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally reached the 'forgot I had cancer' spot!
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: Finally reached the 'forgot I had cancer' spot!

Mother can start an argument in an empty room. Oh my gosh, I spit out my water when I read that! Thanks for the laugh (my monitor is not laughing but will just need to get over it already). I have a similar family situation. I noticed a lot of new names and wanted to share HOPE. I was so sure I'd n...
by zephyr
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help
Replies: 57
Views: 8604

Re: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help

Dehydration ... Alternatively, you can make your own sports drinks inexpensively by mixing packets of oral rehydration salts with plain water. They come in different flavors. You should be able to find a flavor that you like. Please forgive this brief interruption to say thanks for the suggestion. ...

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