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by Green Tea
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: I need help

Hello Nash123 - If you do in fact have internal hemorrhoids, then the best solution would be to talk to your doctor and review the solutions that might apply to your type of hemorrhoid. Your doctor would be the one who understands your situation the best and who has access to your medical history fi...
by Green Tea
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 4844

Management of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Necessary Paradigm Change at MSKCC

Management of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Necessary Paradigm Change at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32322758/ The COVID-19 pandemic will consume significant health care resources. Given the concerns for rapidly increasing ...
by Green Tea
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: I need help

Just want to say the colonoscopy was done and everything is fine. They just found two poly , that's it. Hi Nash123, That's very good news! I'm happy for you. They didn't find any cancer, so now you can relax a little. But I want to add a comment or two... ⋅ First, I, myself, would not be ...
by Green Tea
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: I need help

Good luck on your colonoscopy today. Be sure to ask for a printed report of the findings.
by Green Tea
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice about resection and reconnection
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: Advice about resection and reconnection

...I work as a trial attorney and I'm frequently in court or meeting with clients. If you work as a trial attorney you might be interested reviewing the experiences of another rectal cancer trial attorney -- one who is now almost 4 years beyond his reversal surgery: I am now four years past diagnos...
by Green Tea
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: I need help

I have a question? I have my colonoscopy day after tomorrow . But I have to take a flight tomorrow night. So I was wondering if it's okey to take the bowel medicine earlier? Because I don't want to have issues when I am in flight? Do you get bowel movements very fast after taking the medicine or do...
by Green Tea
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Managing HFS side effects
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Managing HFS side effects

... Anyway the cream is actually meant for haemorrhoids but apparently worked wonders on his feet. I’ve included the link here, sorry it’s in Dutch but perhaps you can find a similar cream in your respective country with the same active ingredients that could work for you too. https://www.avogel.nl...
by Green Tea
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: I need help

... Now finally got a colonoscopy coming next week Wednesday. ... I just want to be prepared.... Thank you So, are you all set up for a colonoscopy appointment on Wednesday, 14 April? If so, here are some resources you can review before your appointment : Colonoscopy prep information https://colonc...
by Green Tea
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 30 and scared
Replies: 20
Views: 3739

Re: 30 and scared

mamaof31991 wrote:.... He said the only way to know for sure would be a colonscopy but at the moment all the beds were full due to covid...

So, have you managed by now to get an appointment to have a colonoscopy? What are the doctor's plans for you?
by Green Tea
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone on daily Xeloda?
Replies: 12
Views: 2562

Re: Anyone on daily Xeloda?

My husband was on xeloda 2 weeks on, 1 week off. He suffered very bad HFS and occasional tummy cramps/ diarrhoea so he has switched to Teysuno. Side effects are much milder but still present. Is Teysuno available in the US ? or is it only in the UK? Teysuno is the trade name for a combination chemo...
by Green Tea
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ctDNA test pros and cons?
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: ctDNA test pros and cons?

I am also wondering....Why isn’t this test offered before you undergo preventative chemo? I had a surgery that supposedly took the tumors out, and I am currently undergoing CAPOX “just in case” there are any wandering cancer cells. Well, why is the test being offered while I am in the middle of che...
by Green Tea
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: I need help

... I got black stool that was still thin and in broken particles. I ran to the Ed and they did a blood work and said everything is fine and that I should just wait for the coloncsopy. I am very worried. If people had similar symptoms please let me know. There are foods (e.g., licorice) and meds (e...
by Green Tea
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stool Antigen Test and colonoscopy
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Stool Antigen Test and colonoscopy

... Does anyone have any experience with H Pylori and if so what were your symptoms? A number of members here have had experiences with H Pylori. You can do a search here with keywords HELICOBACTER PYLORI to see what they have to say. If you are going to do a Stool Antigen Test, be sure to follow t...
by Green Tea
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update Well its time for a CT Scan
Replies: 18
Views: 1636

Re: Update Well its time for a CT Scan

Hello Just wondering if anyone has had a reoccurrence and went and got surgery and was NED for the rest of their life. thanks guys https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1025 https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4239 ...
by Green Tea
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the Club
Replies: 14
Views: 3178

Re: Some FOLFOX and adjuvant chemo/radiation resources

Good luck on your upcoming FOLFOX regimen! ⋅ Here are some resources that you might find useful in your conversations with your medical oncologist: Questions to ask the doctor https://health.usnews.com/conditions/cancer/articles/questions-to-ask-your-oncologist-at-your-first-cancer-appoint...

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