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by Green Tea
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Learning from Karen Walsh
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Learning from Karen Walsh

Here's the update for February 16:

On losing my Dad to colon cancer and becoming a previvor...and saving my life
https://coloncancerpreventionproject.org/on-losing-my-dad-to-colon-cancer-and-becoming-a-previvor/
by Green Tea
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Learning from Karen Walsh
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Learning from Karen Walsh

Here's the update for February 15:

Calling on the medical and colon cancer community
https://coloncancerpreventionproject.org/calling-on-the-medical-and-colon-cancer-community/
by Green Tea
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Learning from Karen Walsh
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Learning from Karen Walsh

There's a new post by Colon Girl near the top of the page. Be sure to read it because CRC Awareness Month is coming up in a couple of weeks, and this post might give some ideas on how we could do a better job with "awareness" this year, Here's the link to Learning from Karen Walsh : . http...
by Green Tea
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need Chemo?
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Need Chemo?

There is a member here who went through the same decision process but.made use of the OncotypeDX test to determine whether chemo would be beneficial in his case, One of his posts is here: .. http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43923&p=314246#p314246 You can learn abou...
by Green Tea
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Biofeedback and PT for LARS
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Biofeedback and PT for LARS

... My surgeon has suggested biofeedback from a physical therapist trained in motility. He says that it is usually quite successful. I start next week. Has anyone tried this? I'm not sure what to expect... So, how did your biofeedback session go? Did they measure your muscle strength at baseline? I...
by Green Tea
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LARS
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: LARS

... Ideas are always welcome. In your situation, you are a Rectal Cancer patient who has had both radiation therapy and chemotherapy. You can make some improvement to the pelvic floor muscles.right now by doing daily Kegel exercises or sphincter control exercises. Four sets per day between now and ...
by Green Tea
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good Morning New here
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Good Morning New here

Thanks for creating a signature.it will help members here understand your situation.

On Monday, could you ask your doctor the exact name of your chemo? Also, have you had surgery for the rectal tumor yet? Do you have a surgeon identified yet?
by Green Tea
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good Morning New here
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Good Morning New here

Welcome to the Forum. I think it would help if you could create a signature block here to give people the basic information on your situation. The information will appear at the bottom of every post that you make in the future and will be useful for people who are reading your post. A link to the si...
by Green Tea
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anti Colon Cancer diet is there such a thing?
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Anti Colon Cancer diet is there such a thing?

tisme1 wrote:,,,Is there any special diet out there advised I wonder.

Please take the advice of kiwiinoz and dianetavegia. A good diet matters. And so does a good exercise plan. Both of these should become part of your overall survivorship plan. They will make a big difference.
by Green Tea
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LARS
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: LARS

... But I will see a dietician etc but ideas are always welcome. When seeing a dietitian, be sure to see one who is a certified oncology dietitian, not just a generic dietitian. It should be a dietitian who knows how to recommend diets for the recovery from all sorts of cancer treatments, including...
by Green Tea
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Genetic Testing- Results are Negative
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Colon Polyps and Diet

... So they don't know why I developed cancer at 36 and why I have had 3 polyps since surgery in 2014. One of my Uncles had a dozen polyps removed. I'm relieved that I don't have Lynch or MAP, but wish there were answers . If the answer to your polyp production isn't in your genetic profile, then i...
by Green Tea
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To Do Surgery or Not to Do Surgery?
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: To Do Surgery or Not to Do Surgery?

Hi, I am new to this forum. Today I had a colonoscopy and my doctor (GI) told me that I have a mass in the colon and it is cancerous. He took biopsies and the result of the biopsy would be known in 5-7 days. The biopsies may also spread the cancer to other organs thru blood (needle tracking). The d...
by Green Tea
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LARS
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: LARS

... I'm arming myself with all the knowledge I can obtain to help me fight this... Swirdfish- What is the scheduled date of your upcoming reversal? I might be able to give you some detailed information later, but right now I'm a bit busy. Your DX and past treatments seem to be somewhat similar to m...
by Green Tea
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed
Replies: 11
Views: 1328

Re: Newly diagnosed

We used "first aid" with cimetidine and high powered supplements immediately while arranging surgery and it worked great, even for a metastatic CRC / stage 4 situation. Also we have found a little extra blood testing extremely useful to avoid common catastrophes. These extra blood tests b...
by Green Tea
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LARS
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: LARS

Hi there anyone. I had an ultra low anterior resection done in May 2016. Up until a couple of months ago I had no idea that there was such a thing as the "Low Anterior Resection Syndrome". Having now read up on it and following the dietary advice along with using the low FODMAP diet, I ha...

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