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by Beckster
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

Thanks! Also want to ask one thing, now after surgery for 3 weeks , the wounds were ok on the superficial ... But sometimes I still feel the inside is a bit pain... is that normal? How long this painful will be gone? Thank you ! Yes it is normal. I had pains now and then for 6 months and a lot of r...
by Beckster
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

Dear all, I have seen 2 Oncologist and both suggested to go for the 8 cycles Xelonda .. they explained the side effect as you guys and reassurance that most people can tolerate this period .. So, probably I would make up my mind and go for the chemo “journey” Thanks again for all your support and p...
by Beckster
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

Dear all, I have seen 2 Oncologist and both suggested to go for the 8 cycles Xelonda .. they explained the side effect as you guys and reassurance that most people can tolerate this period .. So, probably I would make up my mind and go for the chemo “journey” Thanks again for all your support and p...
by Beckster
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: clean scope
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: clean scope

Wonderful news for the New Year! :)
by Beckster
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

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 limits chemo a...
by Beckster
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

Welcome to to the group! I was diagnosed as stage 2a in 2014. T3N0M0. My pathology report said lymph vascular invasion undetermined so I was referred to an oncologist. The oncologist said chemo would only give me another 3% to 5% reduction in risk. Chemo wasn't recommended. I didn't have chemo and ...
by Beckster
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

esuperbaby... Yes I took 6 months of just Xeloda...we started with Capeox(Oxi and Xeloda) but I was allergic to the oxi. So I just took the pill. Let us know your decision and than, if you decide to take chemo, we can guide you through side effects. The people on this forum are quite knowledgable. T...
by Beckster
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

Welcome! I am a Stage 2a just like you...ascending colon with 0/24 lymph nodes, but LVI. Even though LVI is subjective,but because of my age, my onc suggested 6 months of Xeloda as an "insurance policy." I go to MD Anderson, which is a major cancer center. I have no regrets and am 26 mont...
by Beckster
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 40
Views: 3067

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

Welcome! I am a Stage 2a just like you...ascending colon with 0/24 lymph nodes, but LVI. Even though LVI is subjective,but because of my age, my onc suggested 6 months of Xeloda as an "insurance policy." I go to MD Anderson, which is a major cancer center. I have no regrets and am 26 month...
by Beckster
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: AST and ALT elevated?
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: AST and ALT elevated?

As my chemo progressed, so did my ALT and AST. It did not normalize until 3 months after treatment ended. My ALP also was elevated. Now everything is back to prechemo levels.
by Beckster
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo after Surgery?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Chemo after Surgery?

Welcome to the greatest forum on Earth! I did not have rectal cancer, but colon. To rest your mind to make the best decision, I would get a second opinion in pathology from a National Cancer Institute Center https://www.cancer.gov/ Many people on this forum with early cancer had second opinions, whi...
by Beckster
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still NED!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3662

Re: Still NED!!!!

Congrats...What a wonderful Christmas gift!
by Beckster
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: CEA Levels

I just received my bloodwork today...it has been 1/ 1/2 years from chemo and finally is came down to prechemo level-2.5 using the Roche assay. One thing that I noticed is that the drops over the past year seemed to correspond to my fasting glucose level. I am prediabetic but the chemo seemed to make...
by Beckster
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Newbie here

I agree with Deb...my cancer was in the ascending colon (signature below), so I am a little confused.... did you have surgery first. What is your stage and are you receiving treatment at a major cancer center?
by Beckster
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 490
Views: 109580

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Soo AWESOME....you heard me...AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

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