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by mozart13
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 161
Views: 38692

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

Sorry to hear about CEA Riki, and reccurance. Like Susie said, wonder if consolidation therapy would make the difference. Such a spike, your radiologist might be right. Dr. Angelita Habr-Gama did mention in one of conferences, wandering if there is more harm than good in this kind of approach, calli...
by mozart13
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: List of Watch and Wait hospitals/doctors in the US
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: List of Watch and Wait hospitals/doctors in the US

Loop, Memorial Sloan from NY has ongoing phase 2 trial about W&W, they probablly could provide you with more info. https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/clinical-trials/13-213 Good luck! There is tread about this subject on this forum: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t...
by mozart13
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: List of Watch and Wait hospitals/doctors in the US
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: List of Watch and Wait hospitals/doctors in the US

Loop,
Memorial Sloan from NY has ongoing phase 2 trial about W&W, they probablly could provide you with more info.
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/clini ... als/13-213

Good luck!
by mozart13
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 33695

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

It’s good to see that your recovery is moving very well, Mike. That is good link to the other forum,on what about to expect from folfox. They gave me zofran and dexamethasone pills before infusion, so I never experienced nausea, my apetite was more than good, managed to put on about 6 kg, mostlly fr...
by mozart13
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 161
Views: 38692

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

Consolidation chemotherapy after chemo/rad showed very promising results: “. Patients treated with consolidation CRT had increased rates of complete clinical or pathological response (66 % vs. 23 %; p < 0.001” “ In fact, the recently reported phase II trial suggests that the more additional chemothe...
by mozart13
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T1 rectal cancer and LVI
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: T1 rectal cancer and LVI

Overall, these are not easy decisions to make, as I am sure you all are aware, but I think he maybe leaning toward being actively observed every 3 to 6 months. We have one more appointment next week, with the surgeon. Again, I just wanted to thank you all for taking time to address my concerns. Bes...
by mozart13
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 161
Views: 38692

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

“A cCR was defined as absence of residual tumor, ulceration, or rectal wall irregularity on both clinical and radiologic assessment. Radiologic features of cCR included presence of residual low-signal intensity and absence of restriction to diffusion on MRI, or absence of residual FDG avidity in the...
by mozart13
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Long Time Survivor--First visit to this forum
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Long Time Survivor--First visit to this forum

Thats great Luke, to see that rectal cancer is curable!
by mozart13
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T1 rectal cancer and LVI
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: T1 rectal cancer and LVI

Hi luvisme, I went to few places, got few opinions, picked up chemo/rad, and hoped for complete clinical reaponse CCR, and it happened. 2,3 weeks after chemo/rad I went for scope, surgeon had hard time finding the spot, good thing the ink mark was there, not a trace of tumor. Initial plan was chemo/...
by mozart13
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A life and a death
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: A life and a death

Thats great CLD , keep counting, nice of you to stop by with good news, it is nice to see that this disease is curable.
:D
by mozart13
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 161
Views: 38692

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

Sorry to hear that regrowth happen Big Jay. It is unfortunate that there is no standard procudure. Each practicioner has own opinion and practice, and is luck of draw whom one gets. I am dealing with 3 hospitals, 4 doctors, and they all have different opinions, my Radiologist thought that was over k...
by mozart13
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IIIb rectal cancer 32yo/f. Will I pass tumor with chemo/rad?
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Stage IIIb rectal cancer 32yo/f. Will I pass tumor with chemo/rad?

My tumor was gonne completlly after chemo/rad, 25 sessions. Was passing some bluish looking flakes, no pain, no diarhea, tolerated well whole thing. Was active, walked every day 3 to 4 km, avoided antioxydants, vitamins, some one on this forum told me to eat food high in proteins, so I did, somethin...

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