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by Beckster
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety and missing Bev!
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Scanxiety and missing Bev!

I read this post while waiting to leave for my 3 month onc appt. When I get lab work, I check to see when it is available online. If it is 2:00am, I will get up to check my bloodwork....especially my CEA numbers. Between the lab work and scans, I get majorly stressed! It doesn't matter how long or w...
by Beckster
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 461
Views: 52305

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

This makes my day!!! Sending you positive vibes...let us know how you make out!
by Beckster
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3 After Treatment Plans?
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Stage 3 After Treatment Plans?

Geez...I am Stage 2A with no lymph node involvement and have scans every 6 months with bloodwork every 3 months. I have to do this for 3 years before I go to annual scans.
by Beckster
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 131
Views: 12467

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Can some tell me how to post a picture....so confused!
by Beckster
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The things people say to cancer patients
Replies: 44
Views: 2351

Re: The things people say to cancer patients

It doesn't matter what stage of cancer you have...you have cancer and people do not think before they open their mouths. When I was diagnosed, my son was so upset that he could barely function. I told him that it was caught early, but to him, it was a death sentence. He did not want to talk about it...
by Beckster
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dang 1cm Liver Met!
Replies: 78
Views: 6281

Re: Dang 1cm Liver Met!

Hi all- I had a colon resection (no bag) last Sept. Went through 12 rounds of chemo (stopped Oxali at 7/8. Was staged at 3c thanks to 12/17 lymphs showing cancer. Finished in April- colonoscopy was clear and all bloodwork has been fine the entire time. Cea is currently 2.1. First scan showed 1cm li...
by Beckster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the forum ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: New to the forum ...

Welcome to the forum... a place where no one really wants to be, but worth it. I too am a Stage IIA right sided colon cancer with 0/24 nodes. However, according to the pathology report, I have a Grade 3 tumor with LVI. I took Xeloda (pill form of 5/FU) for 6 months. It will be 2 years in November......
by Beckster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 461
Views: 52305

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Stage 4 - that’s all folks. I’m sick. 1cm spot needs to come out. She thinks it’s only that. I asked if I’m dead and buried and she said no no. But I’m so scared now. Thank you all for your advice and well wishes. I am so sorry to hear this happened.....you might want to look into proton therapy fo...
by Beckster
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 16427

Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018

Should Clinicians Rethink Rectal Cancer Treatment for Younger Patients? Early‐onset rectal cancer may differ biologically and in its response to multimodality therapy, according to a large retrospective study of NCCN data. http://www.cancernetwork.com/colorectal-cancer/should-clinicians-rethink-rect...
by Beckster
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP.....Oxaliplatin allergy
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: HELP.....Oxaliplatin allergy

I'm having my second infusion of FOLFOX and because of my bad reaction to the throat sensation they have decided that I'm allergic to oxliplatin and only giving 5FU today and not willing to try oxliplatin again because of fear of anaflectic reaction,,,, I could just about cry but in n a room full o...
by Beckster
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LymphoVascular Invasion in Rectal Cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: LymphoVascular Invasion in Rectal Cancer

I had rectal Cancer with a Well Differentiated tumor 8 cm from anal Verge. Did LAR with TME with Robotic Laproscopic Surgery on 5-13-18. Very successful. Pathology showed 0/21 Nodes all negative. All Margins were negative. The only concern was LymphoVascular Invasion was listed as: "Present&qu...
by Beckster
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II2b - T4 - need help
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Stage II2b - T4 - need help

I agree with Lee.... I am a stage II, but with a T3 tumor. My oncologist did tell me that if I had a T4, it would require chemo. I did opt for chemo, but I was 57 years old and in good health. At the age of 80, depending on other health issues, the normal protocol chemo, Folfox, might be to harsh. I...
by Beckster
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA false positives?
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: CEA false positives?

had colon surgery march 2017... STAGE 2A T3... 32 lymph nodes removed no sign spread...no chemo.. since have had CEA in the range from 5.6 to 7.9... understand false positives CEA test common?? Fellow 2A....what was your preoperative CEA? Also, in addition to the elevated CEA, did you have any scan...

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