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by Beckster
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mass in cecum / liver mets
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Mass in cecum / liver mets

I feel bad for not knowing how to individually reply (thank) friends that have commented. Work in progress. Thank you for all the input. Reading each persons signature is interesting and informative. Although I still do not have an appointment with an oncologist at Penn, meeting with Kemeny at Sloa...
by Beckster
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm NED!
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: I'm NED!

Congrats!!! What a great Christmas gift!
by Beckster
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 22 years old and scared to death
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: 22 years old and scared to death

I understand your concern....just a suggestion...it might be a hemorrhoid or fissure. My son, same age as you, had fissures. When it broke open, he would have blood, like your picture, in the toilet. I think it is a good idea to get check out to be on the safe side. I doubt that it is serious.
by Beckster
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: bleeding after right hemicolectomy
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: bleeding after right hemicolectomy

I agree... call your doctor! I had a right hemi and did not have any bleeding. This is not normal.
by Beckster
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant therapy
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Adjuvant therapy

My husband finally got his final path report and his OncoX score is 32. Still has a decision to make about doing chemo . Has anyone else had to make this decision ? Do the benefits of therapy outweigh the side effects And long term issues suffered from chemo ? Thanks ! Yes, I have heard of this sco...
by Beckster
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recently diagnosed CA in cecum - need to clear some confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Chemotherapy side effects, short-term and long-term

...Oncologist has suggested for adjuvant chemo for 3 months. I'm confused in lymph node issue and I want to know what side effects could appear during and after chemo treatment...... If this is Stage 3 with lymph node involvement, the adjuvant chemo would probably be either FOLFOX, or XELOX. Both o...
by Beckster
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recently diagnosed CA in cecum - need to clear some confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Recently diagnosed CA in cecum - need to clear some confusion

Welcome! I too had cancer of the cecum...Stage 2A. Due to 2 high risk factors (LVI and high grade), I was on Xeloda for 6 months. Xeloda is the pill form of 5/FU. It was doable..side effects included fatigue and hand/foot. It got worse as the cycles continued. I had 8 cycles. However, according to y...
by Beckster
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: List of Watch and Wait hospitals/doctors in the US
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: List of Watch and Wait hospitals/doctors in the US

Hello, Does anyone have a list or know of a list of hospitals/doctors who are open to Watch and Wait in the US? Or, if anyone has specific hospitals/doctor to recommend, I will start a list. I want to get a second and third opinion of Stage II T3N0M0 but I only want to see doctors who are at least ...
by Beckster
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life style change
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: Life style change

I was wondering if you all could share your life style changes after diagnose, surgery or treatment.. Diet, exercise, alcohol, anything that could help me after my surgery to get on the right path My surgery is on Monday. So I’m preparing as much as I can. Very anxious. Thanks, KathyLynn Hi Kathy L...
by Beckster
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving - One Year Since Chemo
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Happy Thanksgiving - One Year Since Chemo

I had my 5-FU pumped disconnected, hopefully for the last time, on black Friday 2016. Last thanksgiving was very different from this one, as I sat alone with my father listening to the whining of my chemo pump. A year has passed since, and I am glad to say that, per my October 30th scan I am still ...
by Beckster
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Testing on Tuesday
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Testing on Tuesday

Talib, I think the reason scanxiety is so bad is because it’s not just fear of what could happen , but also remembrance of what has happened . Everyone dreads getting a cancer diagnosis, but no one really know what it's like until it happens to them. Now that we've been through the depths of cancer...
by Beckster
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes!
Replies: 7
Views: 307

What a difference a year makes!

On this date last year, I received the dreaded phone call from my surgeon telling me that what he thought was stage 1, was in fact stage 2 with a Grade 3 tumor and LVI. My world came tumbling down and I had no tears left to cry. My life changed forever. Here I am 3 days before Thanksgiving and cooki...
by Beckster
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Testing results
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Testing results

When editing my post it cleared the entire thing! Yes I️ meant right Hemicolectomy ! Haha ! I️ don’t type well. We are continuing to wait on OncoX results and it will be nearly 6 weeks when we finally get them . Has anyone else had to wait this long for results ? Thanks welcome....I am going to wei...
by Beckster
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone with Stage IVa just do Xelolda or 5-fu?
Replies: 77
Views: 3747

Re: Anyone with Stage IVa just do Xelolda or 5-fu?

Hi everyone, I figured I would keep posting on this thread since it contains recent history. Husband is enjoying his week off from chemo before he starts round 3 on Wednesday. While it's no fun for him to have his OX infusion the day before Thanksgiving, at least he won't have to work Thursday. He ...
by Beckster
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out I have cancer
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: Just found out I have cancer

I agree....TAKE A DEEP BREATH!! Your mind right know is trying to comprehend what happened. Once you get all your information, you will be able to make decisions. When I woke up from my first routine screening, I was told b my GI that he found a cancerous lesion. :shock: Before I left, he gave me pa...

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