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by Beckster
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nomogram Predictive Tools--Are they accurate?
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Nomogram Predictive Tools--Are they accurate?

Can someone link to "adjuvent online"? I can't find it. Thanks. Adjuvent online is still upgrading...however try this. https://oncoassist.com/adjuvant-tools/ You have to create an account so I used "other" in the required fields and it accepted the information. I was never able ...
by Beckster
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diagnosed with colon cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Diagnosed with colon cancer

Welcome to the group! I was floored when I was diagnosed...no symptoms and perfect blood work. It was found during a routine colonoscopy. I know how you are feeling and so does everyone else in this group. When I asked the surgeon how this happened..he said it is 50% genetics and 50% environment. On...
by Beckster
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Seizure - New to Colon Talk
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Seizure - New to Colon Talk

Thanks Debm and Beckster. It sounds a lot like that orthostatic hypotension. I'm almost certain it has been due in part to the chemo drugs as I've never had a problem with BP before and i'm certainly drinking a lot more water than I have ever had however maybe it hasn't been enough. Once I've had t...
by Beckster
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Seizure - New to Colon Talk
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Seizure - New to Colon Talk

Hi 3legs... I am a stage 2a colon cancer survivor. Diagnosed in 2016 and went through 6months of Xeloda. After chemo, I watched what I ate and exercised regularly. I turned 60 in September and had a milestone BD party, which I also celebrated 3 years NED. That night I woke up from sleep and went to ...
by Beckster
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes
Replies: 164
Views: 28019

Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Here are a few feel good music while I exercise

Good to be Alive- Andy Grammer
High Hopes- Paniac!
Happy-
by Beckster
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member, newly diagnosed
Replies: 22
Views: 2554

Re: New Member, newly diagnosed

Welcome! In October 2016, I was diagnosed with a cancerous cecum mass during my first colonoscopy screening. I had no symptoms and my blood work was pristine. With that said, I was in a fog for days....asking myself "How did this happen? I don't understand." After the biopsy confirmed the ...
by Beckster
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another year older ...
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Another year older ...

We need a "love button" too!!


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by Beckster
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 38557

Vitamin supplements during chemotherapy can interfere with treatment, increase risk of death

While most articles suggest this concern in Breast cancer, I thought it was worth sharing for all on chemo... "The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology stated that using these supplements during chemotherapy can not only interfere with the treatment but can also increase the ris...
by Beckster
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 597
Views: 164725

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Sorry, everyone for the delayed response. My scans and tests were clear so 2 years following surgery NED. My CEA was 0.9, which was new and some diverticulitis, but all the docs suggested I was doing quite well. No more colonoscopy follow ups for the next 5 years, which I find strange??? so will ge...
by Beckster
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I rang the bell today.
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: I rang the bell today.

Congrats! This is wonderful news! Santa came to you early!
by Beckster
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAI PUMP REMOVED
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: HAI PUMP REMOVED

Congratulations! What a wonderful holiday gift!
by Beckster
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: During this Holiday Season..
Replies: 3
Views: 548

During this Holiday Season..

I feel blessed and humbled to be part of this extraordinary group for the past 3 years. Every member on this forum is a positive force against this cancer, and I truly feel that each of you have been instrumental through my journey. No matter what stage, each of you continue to guide so many and hel...
by Beckster
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals
Replies: 19
Views: 2346

Re: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals

My CEA fluctuates between 2.5 and 3.1. It has been this way for over 3 years. However, the normal range will depend on what type of CEA assay is used in the lab. I go to Lab Corp and they use the Roche assay...anything under 4.7 is normal. The Bayer assay has different ranges,which I think is anythi...
by Beckster
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 597
Views: 164725

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Hi all- I had my latest blood work and all seems well. Cea level is at 1.2 again and no anemia. Some pains every now and again in the liver, but hoping it’s nothing. I just made a friend with a an oncology/chemo pharmacist. She mentioned taking metformin and possibly oncoloplex. Anyone take these? ...

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