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by zephyr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Laser Assisted Pulmonary Metastasectomy (8 to 100 mets)
Replies: 45
Views: 21208

Re: Laser Assisted Pulmonary Metastasectomy (8 to 100 mets)

Hockey69 wrote:
Hi zephyr,

I am going to see dr drewes in early August for my lung mets as well. Would it be ok if I had your contact info as well? Just want to ask you how it went ect and if I am bringing my wife how the guest house is?

Thanks!


Sure, I'll send you an email through the Board in a few minutes.
by zephyr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C

zephyr wrote:
beach sunrise wrote:Hi zephyr, Are you in the US? If so, can you tell me who your naturopathic is? I am lining up consults. Thanks!


https://www.listenandcare.com/our-doctors-and-staff
by zephyr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C

Couple of questions though: Your CRC had KRAS mutation, hadn't it? I have read this makes a difference regarding how cancer cells react to fasting, if they don´t have Kras mutation fasting might protect them. Second question: did your oncologies recommend or opossed the use of Vitamin C?... accordi...
by zephyr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C

I read somewhere that fasting helps "normal" cells protect themselves during chemotherapy. As a generarl rule is fasting recommended? If so, how do you do Short Term Starvation? 48hrs no food just before chemo? As I was taught by a naturopathic oncologist who is on my medical team that yo...
by zephyr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tea, and other warm beverages while on FOLFOX
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Tea, and other warm beverages while on FOLFOX

I'm starting my 3rd round of FOLFOX today... I was looking towards tea, but I've read that some teas (rooibos, green, and white teas) may interfere with the treatment (makes it less effective). Other beverages seem to influence liver enzymes, so that's a concern too since I have a liver metastasis....
by zephyr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Girlfriend wants to come to appointments
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Girlfriend wants to come to appointments

IF you want her there, then insist that she be allowed to join you at the appointment. It's reasonable - in this strange times - to say she can't join you for a chemo infusion but it's unreasonable for her to be excluded from doctor's appointments. It's in those appointments that you discuss what's ...
by zephyr
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7.5 years stage 4B; now NED for 21 months!
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: 7.5 years stage 4B; now NED for 21 months!

stevieb wrote:My tumor had KRAS mutation G12D.

Hey Sophy!! I’m still in ADAPT also. Hopefully, for 3 more months and then I can get off if it!!


Thanks for posting and giving hope to another Stage IV with a KRAS mutation.
by zephyr
Wed May 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hi again , hoping for opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 2120

Re: Hi again , hoping for opinions

.. since this Covid has taken over I like many have been disallowed from attending my husbands appointments, sadly I am the proactive one in his health, so I ask all the questions...I have decided I will be contacting his Dr. outside of his appointment to talk, but I wanted to "gather" so...
by zephyr
Wed May 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All Chemo's have stopped working
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: All Chemo's have stopped working

Yes my mother had surgery done for her colon in 2009. Is surgery possible for her Lungs now given her age. Assuming she has good lung function and no other pre-existing conditions that might interfere with a successful surgery, being 63 shouldn't be an issue. As others have mentioned, she might hav...
by zephyr
Wed May 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Re: Time

I'm so sorry you're going through this Andrea but, like the others, I'm wondering if we're missing an important piece of information. Why do you think you're going to die? Cancer is not the death sentence it once was and Stage I is curable. It might be a tough 6 months but then you'll likely be done...
by zephyr
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SBRT
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: SBRT

Zephyr did you need to have the metal seed inserted into the lung tumour prior to the radiation treatment? No. The only thing I had to do prior to SBRT was go in for a scan to identify the exact location of the tumor, and then they marked it on my skin so they could zero in precisely during the tre...
by zephyr
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: SBRT
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: SBRT

I had SBRT to one lung met, 5 sessions over 2 weeks, as I recall. I didn't notice much difference, maybe just some fatigue.
by zephyr
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 2117

Re: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak

My husband is on the same maintenance chemo. Does it cause you really bad side effects? Aside from terrible hands and feet, he seems very strong and our oncologist said he’s not considered high risk with his current treatment. Now I’m beginning to wonder if we should ask our oncologist again. I've ...
by zephyr
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 2117

Re: Chemo break due to covid-19 outbreak

jsbsf wrote:The oncologist assured him it would make no difference and would allow his immune system a better chance to repair itself


Here too - taking a two week Xeloda break to give my immune system a boost. I'm more afraid of COVID-19 than I am of the cancer.
by zephyr
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5FU Tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: 5FU Tips?

I'll give you the answer I gave my own father when he was going through chemo for lung cancer. See a naturopathic oncologist or an integrative medicine doctor to help control chemo side effects and strengthen your immune system. I think my naturopathic oncologist saved my life by leading me back off...

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