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by Beckster
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 12327

Evolving Strategies for the Management of BRAF-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Promising clinical trials using combination therapies that inhibit the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway and alternative active pathways have demonstrated major advances for patients with BRAF V600E–mutated mCRC. https://www.cancernetwork.com/colorectal-cancer/evolving-strategies-mana...
by Beckster
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Here we go. Xeloda dosage question

I was on Xeloda for 6 months, 3000 mg per day. 500 mg (3 pills) in the morning and 500mg (3 pills in the evening). I would wake up around 6:00am and eat a piece of toast with a banana and take my pills around 15 minutes later. I would than eat something around 9-10 because I was hungry. Dinner was b...
by Beckster
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just had my latest colonoscopy
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Just had my latest colonoscopy

My 5 year scope is coming up in August and I'm already anxious about it.....and, of course, the prep. They Rx'd me Preopik which hubs had a few years back BUT.....I am doing the Gatorade/Miralax/Dulcolax prep. This is the prep that I do. Will be having my 3rd scope in the fall. I take 2 Dulcolax 2 ...
by Beckster
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)
Replies: 33
Views: 2340

Re: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)

So they're recommending 6 months of xeloda. I'm told it confers about a 2% reduction in recurrence rate in people with cancer like mine. The only side effect that really makes me nervous is the hand foot thing, one thing I read said to avoid tub baths (I was really hoping be able to use my hot tub ...
by Beckster
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 2247

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

I have been following your posts to the ER...so happy that they found nothing. You are an amazing person! Even during a stressful time, you manage to be light hearted and make me laugh. You take everything in stride, which is the total opposite of me. Enjoy that cookie! You deserve it!
by Beckster
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: FOLFOX

The one good thing is that you are Stage II...the second is that you are taking the new protocal of 3 months (6 cycles) instead of 12. Researh states that the new protcol lessens side effects... https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/gastrointestinal-cancer/news/in-the-journals/%7Bc5f6b64f-c649-...
by Beckster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news (and diarrhea) from scan
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Good news (and diarrhea) from scan

Hey all! Had my 2 year scan today. My appointment for results was suppose to be Thursday, so I knew the wait would be rough. However, they called me today! When I saw that number I about fell over- assuming the worst. But it was good news. Normal scans, normal CEA! Just thought I’d hop on here to s...
by Beckster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2 year scan
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: 2 year scan

Congrats! This is awesome!!! Scanxiety is so real!!!! I just got my results back yesterday at the onc office. My pulse rate was 138! When he opened the door to the room, instead of saying "hello", he said "scans are clear!" "Now you can calm down"! :lol:
by Beckster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another 6 months
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Another 6 months

I think I am in the same research study....viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61686&p=487663#p487663
by Beckster
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive Cologuard testing?
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Positive Cologuard testing?

I have a close friend that tested positive for the cologuard test. She does not like doctors and was to scared to go for a colonoscopy. Her GP finally got her to take the Cologuard test, which came back positive. Now she is in a panic and is scheduled for a colonoscopy on July 2nd. The doctor said ...
by Beckster
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive Cologuard testing?
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Positive Cologuard testing?

I have a close friend that tested positive for the cologuard test. She does not like doctors and was to scared to go for a colonoscopy. Her GP finally got her to take the Cologuard test, which came back positive. Now she is in a panic and is scheduled for a colonoscopy on July 2nd. The doctor said t...
by Beckster
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need thoughts
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: Need thoughts

Indeed, there appears on average to only be a survival benefit from adjuvant chemo in a small number of Stage II patients; the challenge is in identifying which patients are most likely to benefit, given the risks and costs of doing chemotherapy. In principle, if targetable, different chemo formula...
by Beckster
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need thoughts
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: Need thoughts

I received my pathology report from my surgeon I have stage 2 pT3N0M0 With G2, 0/17 lymph nodes but I did have positive for intramural large vessel invasion and perineural invasion both sound very scary and from what I read means high risk of spreading or recurrence. I will see the oncologist soon ...
by Beckster
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: UPDATE ON PETE
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: UPDATE ON PETE

Pete has been in remission since January 1,2015. A HUGE shout/out to all at MSK. From the sweet doorman, check-in, pump nurses, Dr D’Angelica, Dr Kemeny and her Fabulous nurses, Trish and Sandy. We Love and Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Pete is thriving, were living life to the fullest. O...

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