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by Beckster
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Opinions welcome: how old to test?
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Opinions welcome: how old to test?

I was 58 when diagnosed. Oncologist told me that my son should have one at 40.
by Beckster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 9816

Medications to Treat High Blood Pressure May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer

A recent study found a 22% lower risk in developing colorectal cancer in the 3 years after patients took hypertension medications to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart disease. https://www.cancernetwork.com/view/medications-to-treat-high-blood-pressure-may-reduce-risk-of-colorectal-...
by Beckster
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So, what is the deal with perineural invasion (PNI)?
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: So, what is the deal with perineural invasion (PNI)?

I am a T3N0M0, Stage 2A. I did not have PNI, but I did have LVI. Because of this risk factor, I was on chemo for 6 months. I took Xeloda, which is a pill form of 5FU. I have not regrets and wanted to do everything possible to make sure the cancer did not come back. My onc is part of MD Anderson, and...
by Beckster
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LVI positive/neg
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: LVI positive/neg

I had LVI with no lymph node involvement. Stage 2A T3N0M0. LVI is considered a high risk of recurrence, but it is subjective. I have been cancer free for almost 4 years.
by Beckster
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3b right sided colon cancer questions for Onc
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: 3b right sided colon cancer questions for Onc

He needs to know his basic tumor genetics: MSS/MSI, BRAF and KRAS wildtype or mutated. The big question will probably be advujant chemo or not. (Or immunotherapy if he is MSI.) There's a lot of discussion right now about not taking the risk during the height of the epidemic. Thanks for the response...
by Beckster
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3b right sided colon cancer questions for Onc
Replies: 4
Views: 852

3b right sided colon cancer questions for Onc

Hi everyone....I have been a member for over 3 years with stage 2A colon cancer. However, recently I received a phone call from a long time friend who was just diagnosed with right sided colon cancer at the age of 75. They are reaching out to me because I also had right sided colon cancer. Needless ...
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: 1235

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: 1337

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: 1652

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: 1652

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: 29221

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: 3214

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: 590

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: 40036

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...

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