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by Beckster
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: xeloda
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: xeloda

Xeloda has been discussed on this forum...hopefully this will help answer some of your questions... http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61932&p=490814&hilit=Xeloda#p490814 http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62209&p=490924&hilit...
by Beckster
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about Xeloda scheduling/timing differences
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: Question about Xeloda scheduling/timing differences

I was on 3000 mg per day (3 pills in the morning and 3 pills after dinner), which started for 14 days and 7 days off. I took them 10-15 minutes after eating and than I could not eat anything else for 1 hour. However, by th 4th cycle, I developed hand/foot syndrome. Instead of lowering my dose, he ha...
by Beckster
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right vs Left colon
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Right vs Left colon

Welcome....I am right sided too....When I met with my onc, we discussed the bilogical difference between right and left (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768473/). In stages I-III, chemo is the same for both sides; however, if a right sided I-III. has a recurrence (now stage IV), it li...
by Beckster
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right vs Left colon
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Right vs Left colon

Welcome....I am right sided too....When I met with my onc, we discussed the bilogical difference between right and left (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768473/). In stages I-III, chemo is the same for both sides; however, if a right sided I-III. has a recurrence (now stage IV), it li...
by Beckster
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right vs Left colon
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Right vs Left colon

Welcome....I am right sided too....When I met with my onc, we discussed the bilogical difference between right and left (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768473/). In stages I-III, chemo is the same for both sides; however, if a right sided I-III. has a recurrence (now stage IV), it lim...
by Beckster
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: 5 years

Congrats! Wonderful milestone!
by Beckster
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to tackle Xeloda side effect
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: How to tackle Xeloda side effect

Glad to report that I started the last of eight cycles of Xeloda (6,000 MG of capecitabine daily). I can hardly wait to close out this chapter of my journey. Side effects include significant skin darkening, rashes and itching, some dehydration, fatigue, and elevated creatinine levels. My hair is al...
by Beckster
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to tackle Xeloda side effect
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: How to tackle Xelonda side effect

I think you need to speak with your onc...Xeloda is known to lower white blood count; however, that never happened to me. I do not know of any supplements and my onc didn't want me taking any. My hands and especially my feet got very dark. On a positive note, it will go away after treatment. My hand...
by Beckster
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 6216

Does Age at Diagnosis Impact Clinical and Molecular Features of Colorectal Cancer?

https://www.cancernetwork.com/colorectal-cancer/does-age-diagnosis-impact-clinical-and-molecular-features-colorectal-cancer Colorectal cancers diagnosed in early adulthood are genetically and clinically distinct, and potentially more aggressive, than colorectal tumors diagnosed at older ages, accord...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: after colon surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: after colon surgery

I had colon surgery 2 months ago and most everything is going quite well but I am still eating a low fiber diet and suffer constipation at times. I am also hungry. I was never told how long to stay on the low fiber diet. Any one else on it and for how long? I also sometimes have a burning feeling o...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long after surgery did you start mop up chemo?
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: How long after surgery did you start mop up chemo?

I started chemo approx 7 weeks after surgery. I go to MD Anderson in NJ and ask my onc if this was within the "golden window" and he assured me that it was.
by Beckster
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Don't know
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Don't know

Welcome! I am a Stage IIa and did chemo for 6 months. According to what you reported, it sounds like IIa; however, you need to look at any high risk factors. This includes: preoperative CEA, obstruction, perforation, LVI,PNI, less than 12 lymph nodes, margins not clear, T4 and poorly differential tu...
by Beckster
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 80
Views: 6974

Re: CEA Levels

Mike...reference range is the same...the type of testing assay changed. I think that it would concern me then. The same thing happened to me and it eventually went above the normal range and the oncologist ordered a CT scan which found nothing. It later went down. I'm pretty sure that the rise in C...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 80
Views: 6974

Re: CEA Levels

Mike...reference range is the same...the type of testing assay changed. I think that it would concern me then. The same thing happened to me and it eventually went above the normal range and the oncologist ordered a CT scan which found nothing. It later went down. I'm pretty sure that the rise in C...

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