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by ronjay
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 147
Views: 37254

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

Ronjay, Did you change your diet? Or did you continue to eat the same as you usually did? Hi Rikimaroo, I just kept to my usual diet as I was not told to change it. I am booked in for an LAR on 11th May. Surgeon said I will have a Temporary stoma. I assume I will have chemo tablets (Xelox), if any ...
by ronjay
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 147
Views: 37254

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

Hi Everyone, Further to my initial post on Page 3. I had my 2nd 3 month follow up on the W&W programme here in the UK. MRI scan on 7th Feb and Sigmoidoscopy on 27th Feb. During the procedure, my surgeon informed me that the cancer had returned at the original tumour site! Being a shock to me is ...
by ronjay
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 147
Views: 37254

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

Hi PRS. Many thanks for your reply and information. I will contact my colorectal nurse about whether I should be having follow up Xelox or not. I know it is the standard to have it here also if you have had surgery. Well done to you also on your complete response. Not so sunny in Blackpool at presen...
by ronjay
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 147
Views: 37254

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

I was diagnosed with T3N2M0 rectal/sigmoid cancer in Feb 2016. Following MRI/CT scans, I commenced 5 weeks (25 days) of chemoradiotherapy (Xelox 1650 x twice daily and 45 Gy radiotherapy). Following the usual after treatment scans and numerous biopsies (1 under GA), my surgeon has informed me that I...

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