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by Beckster
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: FOLFOX

The one good thing is that you are Stage II...the second is that you are taking the new protocal of 3 months (6 cycles) instead of 12. Researh states that the new protcol lessens side effects... https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/gastrointestinal-cancer/news/in-the-journals/%7Bc5f6b64f-c649-...
by Beckster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news (and diarrhea) from scan
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Good news (and diarrhea) from scan

Hey all! Had my 2 year scan today. My appointment for results was suppose to be Thursday, so I knew the wait would be rough. However, they called me today! When I saw that number I about fell over- assuming the worst. But it was good news. Normal scans, normal CEA! Just thought I’d hop on here to s...
by Beckster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 year scan
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: 2 year scan

Congrats! This is awesome!!! Scanxiety is so real!!!! I just got my results back yesterday at the onc office. My pulse rate was 138! When he opened the door to the room, instead of saying "hello", he said "scans are clear!" "Now you can calm down"! :lol:
by Beckster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another 6 months
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Another 6 months

I think I am in the same research study....viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61686&p=487663#p487663
by Beckster
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive Cologuard testing?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Positive Cologuard testing?

I have a close friend that tested positive for the cologuard test. She does not like doctors and was to scared to go for a colonoscopy. Her GP finally got her to take the Cologuard test, which came back positive. Now she is in a panic and is scheduled for a colonoscopy on July 2nd. The doctor said ...
by Beckster
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive Cologuard testing?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Positive Cologuard testing?

I have a close friend that tested positive for the cologuard test. She does not like doctors and was to scared to go for a colonoscopy. Her GP finally got her to take the Cologuard test, which came back positive. Now she is in a panic and is scheduled for a colonoscopy on July 2nd. The doctor said t...
by Beckster
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need thoughts
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Need thoughts

Indeed, there appears on average to only be a survival benefit from adjuvant chemo in a small number of Stage II patients; the challenge is in identifying which patients are most likely to benefit, given the risks and costs of doing chemotherapy. In principle, if targetable, different chemo formula...
by Beckster
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need thoughts
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Need thoughts

I received my pathology report from my surgeon I have stage 2 pT3N0M0 With G2, 0/17 lymph nodes but I did have positive for intramural large vessel invasion and perineural invasion both sound very scary and from what I read means high risk of spreading or recurrence. I will see the oncologist soon ...
by Beckster
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: UPDATE ON PETE
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: UPDATE ON PETE

Pete has been in remission since January 1,2015. A HUGE shout/out to all at MSK. From the sweet doorman, check-in, pump nurses, Dr D’Angelica, Dr Kemeny and her Fabulous nurses, Trish and Sandy. We Love and Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Pete is thriving, were living life to the fullest. O...
by Beckster
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Insurance Cos increasingly resistant to scans
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Insurance Cos increasingly resistant to scans

I am a retired educator and have NJ Horizon Blue Cross, which is an excellent insurance. However, just recently, they denied my 6 month CT scan. Their reasoning was that according to National guidelines, Stage II and III should only receive yearly scans. My doctor had to have a peer to peer conferen...
by Beckster
Fri May 31, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 11515

A Multicenter Study of Active Specific Immunotherapy With OncoVax® in Patients With Stage II Colon Cancer

OncoVAX is an active specific immunotherapeutic (ASI) stimulating a patient's immune response to autologous (patient-specific) tumor cells. It is comprised of sterile, live but non-dividing tumor cells obtained following standard-of-care surgical tumor resection for Stage II colon cancer. Within 35...
by Beckster
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice
Replies: 37
Views: 3236

Re: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice

Miss Molly has been an inspiration to all on this forum. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.
by Beckster
Sun May 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused
Replies: 23
Views: 1741

Re: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused

"About the NCI designation for the Graham Center, it is classified as an NCI Community Cancer Center, not as an NCI Comrehensive Cancer Center. NCI has two levels of cancer center certification. The top level is Comprehensive Cancer Center, of which there are now 70 in the country. Below that a...
by Beckster
Sun May 19, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused
Replies: 23
Views: 1741

Re: Please help - Diagnosed yesterday and confused

According to their website....https://christianacare.org/services/cancer/abouthfgcc/, it lists as a NCI community center. I think this is the same as MD Anderson at Cooper...Cooper Umiversity is not listed as a NCI center, but MD Anderson at Cooper is considered NCI due to the community relationship...

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