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by CRguy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2017 : In Memoriam
Replies: 29
Views: 15492

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Allison Thomas was selected as a 2018 Featured Survivor and sadly, passed away last June. She will be honored by the Colon Club in this years publication. She is already in the hearts of this years survivors : But no one, including staff, could tell us what to expect when one of our sisters didn’t m...
by CRguy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2018 : In Memoriam
Replies: 1
Views: 327

2018 : In Memoriam

It is with immense sadness and grief that we have started Memorial topics for a much loved member here : BeansMama is gone. by mypinkheaven Tribute to my dear friend Anne - aka BeansMama by WriterGirl1969 Rest in peace and pain free my dear friend My deepest sympathies and condolences to all who kne...
by CRguy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Family History
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Family History

I appreciate any opinions. Then you've come to the right place as there is a lotta' knowledge and experience here ! JMO : With your family history I would consider pushing for more a more aggressive screening, maybe starting a c-scope earlier than even 40. Talk with your docs about other screenings...
by CRguy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fasting During Chemo
Replies: 25
Views: 966

Re: Fasting During Chemo

Interesting! Has anyone tried to do this with Xeloda, where you have to eat something with the pills? Glad you asked this question my friend !!! The short answer should be = " NO ! Do NOT try this at home :shock: " The reason : Xeloda ( capecitabine ) is a pro-drug oral pill which is inge...
by CRguy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question for Canadians re genomic testing
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Question for Canadians re genomic testing

We are in Ontario. MSS/MSI testing was done before we had asked about it - so maybe standard for stage 4? A few months ago he was approached asking if he wanted to participate in a study that would take some of his already resected tumor sample and do a bunch of testing on it to get more details ab...
by CRguy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question for Canadians re genomic testing
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Question for Canadians re genomic testing

..... (and the health boards in Canada) It seems all the provincial health systems have created a bit of a mosaic across Canada. What you have access to, what they can access for you etc., depends as much upon how wired in your Onc team is and who they connect with and where they come from. Another...
by CRguy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Starting gabapentin
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Starting gabapentin

Just a couple of generic comments here concerning "neuropathic" medications : ( which may include gabapentin, amantadine or pregabalin which are all kind of similar in action ..... BUTT different meds and not the same ! ) 1. PLEASE check with your own docs about these drugs in your own ind...
by CRguy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neo-Adjuvant Chemo Stage 1 Rectal Cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Neo-Adjuvant Chemo Stage 1 Rectal Cancer?

I feel like I’d be ok with doing the Xeloda again since I know what to expect and tolerated it well but I’m really scared of getting a port. Has anyone else been faced with a similar decision? pCR is great ... BUTT if you have low rectal and ANY other risk factors / concerns etc. OR they actually s...
by CRguy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is this blood on my stool?
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Is this blood on my stool?

R9652 wrote:Can anyone confirm?

NO,
nobody here can confirm a medical diagnosis for you.
You need to check this out with a doctor in real life, to see what is going on.

Best wishes
CRguy
by CRguy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question for Canadians re genomic testing
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Question for Canadians re genomic testing

No personal experience with my own "tissues" so far ...... BUTT we do have Canucks who have had it. BCCA is using an Oncotype lab for some breast cancer patients ... the POG program is an option if your Onc is willing to investigate and patients need it .... ? there are private testing lab...
by CRguy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 506

New info on stopping cancer growth and mets

Caitlin Miron has found something huge: A week ago she was honoured for discovering a chemical compound with the ability to prevent cancer growth, but it could also have significant applications in halting the spread of HIV, too. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Canada News, the Ontario PhD stu...
by CRguy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2017 : In Memoriam
Replies: 29
Views: 15492

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Our dear friend exaussie has started a memorial topic for a colontown friend, Tammy Hubbard
Dont know if she was on here, was on colontown who passed away at the end of 2017.

I share my condolences with her friends and family for their loss
respectfully
CRguy
by CRguy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018

Yet again, we thank you for all your work in keeping us up to date with recent events ! We have made this topic a "sticky" to keep it where everyone will know where to find it. Once the year ends, we let the old News Topic float back down the page. Previous ONGOING News Topics can be found...
by CRguy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2017 : In Memoriam
Replies: 29
Views: 15492

Chris Roberts 2017 Featured Survivor

From the Colon Club's Facebook post : It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of one of our featured survivors, Chris Roberts. He passed away last night surrounded by his family and fiancee. Chris was dx with Stage 4 Colon Cancer in 2015 at the young age of 29. His family will be laying...
by CRguy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sad news about one of our 2017 Featured Survivors
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Sad news about one of our 2017 Featured Survivors

The Colon Club Facebook has posted this sad notification of the passing of Chris Roberts. 2017 Featured Survivor. Chris' story is part of the "On the Rise" 2017 Featured Survivors series. http://colonclub.com/2017-featured-survivors/christopher-roberts/ We join in honoring and remembering ...

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