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by CRguy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 41765

MRI contrast Gadolinium Toxicity

Further articles on Gadolinium Toxicity including open source links as noted in the prior post.

Recent summary of FDA Viewpoints
by CRguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T They Say Things Come In Threes...Update #2 on My Furbaby Chloe
Replies: 41
Views: 5861

Re: O/T They Say Things Come In Threes...Update #2 on My Furbaby Chloe

Walking on front legs??? Yes absolutely funniest thing I have ever seen for a post-op puppy ! Can't actually recall whether a mini or a toy ???? ..... BUTT a very cheeky little poodle munchkin ==>>> walking only on front legs :shock: Today I would call Cirque du Soleil to get her an audition !!!!
by CRguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Larry has an eviction date!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 604

Re: Larry has an eviction date!!!

Love Peace and Harmony

always on the Journey ... WITH YOU sista'
so call on me anytime, anyhow

WORD !

CRguy
by CRguy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 41765

Scientists unlock a key to why cancer spreads

Scientists unlock a key to why cancer spreads When we fight cancer, we usually target those tumours — with radiation, surgery or chemo — hoping to get at the cancer before it spreads and becomes uncontrollable. But a team of American researchers is developing a new strategy. They're not targeting t...
by CRguy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 41765

Chemotherapy eating bacteria defend cancer

The discovery : Chemotherapy eating bacteria defend cancer Researchers have found that bacteria live inside cancerous tumours they've studied, and these bacteria can suck in and neutralize a common chemotherapy drug, effectively defending the cancer against our medications. Research paper abstract l...
by CRguy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Meeting with liver surgeon tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 1835

Re: Meeting with liver surgeon tomorrow

Another consideration which must be factored into the equation of " what dosage ..." is body mass index versus body surface area. BSA dosing is not equivalent for every patient if BMI is taken into account. Many protocols need to be adjusted for "lean body weight" as opposed to j...
by CRguy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DK37 Experimental Immunotherapy Treatment Update
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: DK37 Experimental Immunotherapy Treatment Update

For those of you curious how my "home made" immunotherapy experimental treatment (Atezo/FOLFIRI/Avastin) has been going the past month, here is the first report (as a personal blog post)! https://adventuresinlivingterminallyoptimistic.com/?p=7238 So this is what GOING OFF-ROADING – EXPERI...
by CRguy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive news- Cancer free two years in
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Positive news- Cancer free two years in

Lydia666 wrote:..... but i am cancer free of any type right now! And that deserves a glass of wine!


AND that my friend is
WORD !!!!!!!

Cheers 'n Harmony
keep kickin' BUTT !

CRguy
by CRguy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2017 : In Memoriam
Replies: 21
Views: 11248

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

LMighty has just posted this memorial topic to let us all know My mom's journey is over

With deepest condolences over your loss and my sincere sympathies to you and your family.

In Harmony
CRguy
by CRguy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2017 : In Memoriam
Replies: 21
Views: 11248

Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Sadly, a new posting by JerryY in the NEW THREAD FOR LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND ONGOING topic has just shared the loss of his beloved wife.

Please join in extending sincere condolences to Jerry and family over their loss of wife, mother and friend.

Respectfully
CRguy
by CRguy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo and CEA question/help.
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Chemo and CEA question/help.

BEFORE we go quoting specific ranges people ... please know that there are different monitoring methodologies. :shock: Ask your own Onc and make sure the lab reports "normal" ranges for the particular methodology they use.... they sometimes vary with age/gender/smoker vs non-smoker and oth...
by CRguy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo/radiation AFTER resection
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Chemo/radiation AFTER resection

I think maybe you need to clarify things with the Onc. I am not familiar with a protocol of chemoradiation and THEN more radiation ... after a primary resection ????? Radiation therapy is no picnic, BUTT there are benefits and it is a well established modality in cancer therapy for many forms of can...
by CRguy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port Removal -- ASAP or wait for first scan?
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Port Removal -- ASAP or wait for first scan?

JMO ... Stage IIIC ..... personally I would keep it for a while "since he's assuming all is good." and we all hope he's correct BUTT that should be based on medical tests and imaging facts not assumptions If he's wrong WHO has to get another port put in ..... him ????? Ok now I'm getting g...
by CRguy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GI Surgeon wants chest added back to my ct scan
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Re: GI Surgeon wants chest added back to my ct scan

Yes DE is correct : chest abdomen pelvis is what I've had and they consider required for rectal primaries. The reason I was adamant is that my lung met was initially missed on a CT after resection BUTT picked up later on a survey xray, as I had opted for CT / abdominal ultrasound + thoracic xrays, o...

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