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by Beckster
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 397
Views: 26845

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Just wanted to post an update. I AM FINISHED WITH CHEMO! I could scream it all over the place. I know this can come back and this may be the first of many but I feel free. I am tired and beaten up but I am still here. Breathing. I’m determined to enjoy this for even a bit of time. Colonoscopy on Ma...
by Beckster
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain following right hemicolectomy
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Pain following right hemicolectomy

Thank you so much for your response. It gives me hope that things will fall into place. One reason I was released without having pooped was because I had had a week of clear liquids preceded by a colonoscopy, and then the second cleanse for the surgery. There was literally nothing in me. Since post...
by Beckster
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain following right hemicolectomy
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Pain following right hemicolectomy

I am a 69 yr old female, ideal weight, non smoker, very little alcohol, active and healthy until a mass in cecum was diagnosed. I had surgery 4 days ago laparoscopicly with removal of mass and part of small intestine, ascending colon and appendix( 18inches). I came home on day two. Pathology showed...
by Beckster
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1275

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

Started Xeloda today. Lots of anxiety yesterday, but glad to be getting this done. I received my Oncogene DX text results back today. Test reported 12% recurrence risk with no chemo, but 7%-5% recurrence risk with 5fu/ Xeloda for 6 months. By adding Oxaliplatin it only improves risk by 1%. Any othe...
by Beckster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here on the forum
Replies: 67
Views: 6043

Re: New Member here on the forum

I was only on Oxi for one infusion...first bite hit after 1 hour and lasted for four days!
by Beckster
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cecal mass
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: cecal mass

My husband had colonoscopy yesterday. Results say R/O cecal mass. Doctor took a biopsy. Have an appointment in 2 weeks. Doctor says mass is soft. Husband feels a little uncomfortable where biopsy was taken. Can anyone tell me about this? What does it mean? What can I expect? The right-side colon in...
by Beckster
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1275

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

I decided on doing chemo after oncologist explained a cancer cell can get out and travel leaving no trace until it decides to grow. I know the few studies on stage 2 show little to no difference with chemo, but I want to do everything I can. My oncologist said xeloda kills cancer cells so I am hopi...
by Beckster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1275

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

I am a stage 2A just starting my journey. Sigmoid Lap colectomy six weeks ago. Have been living in the gray area of adjunct therapy. Visited three oncologist and all had a different take on what to do. It was clear none of them really know how to proceed with stage 2. Very disheartening how little ...
by Beckster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1275

Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

I am posting this to see updates on Stage II Colon Cancer members. Stage II is very controversial when it comes to treatments...some of us had adjunct chemo and some did not. We have no lymph node involvement, but still at risk for recurrence. I see so many updates from stage III and IV, but none fo...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member seeking support
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: New member seeking support

Welcome to the club, but sorry that you had to find us. I too had a circumferential tumor in the ascending colon, cecum to be exact. It was found during a colonoscopy screening for my 57th birthday...Happy Birthday to me :shock:. I had no symptoms. Right sided colon cancer does not have symptoms unt...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection

Hi All, Just had my CT scan and was given the "all clear" for one year. Boy, what a trying year it's been. My husband and I are cautiously celebrating. Had my resection a year ago. Stage 3C. Kinda gut-punched by the whole thing. Then, 3 months into chemo, had another scan which showed som...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MD Anderson costs estimate?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: MD Anderson costs estimate?

Lovenothate wrote:So does this mean you can get an appointment before you have to pay?


They should be able to answer all of your questions when you call. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
by Beckster
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MD Anderson costs estimate?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: MD Anderson costs estimate?

My moms oncologist wants her to get a second opinion at MD Anderson. We are from Las Vegas, she only has Medicaid so obviously it won’t cover her expenses. Does anyone have some kind of estimate of the costs. Also are there any kind of financial assistance programs or payment plans? Do they need mo...
by Beckster
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: colon mass detected during pelvic exam...?
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: colon mass detected during pelvic exam...?

So I went to my gyno for some pelvic pain and some other hormonal issues, and during the pelvic exam she detected a golf ball sized "mass" in my colon..it definitely hurt when she pressed on it..the next step is to do a laxative cleanse and to come back and, I suppose, do another pelvic e...
by Beckster
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Why no statistics on stage two and Xeloda
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Why no statistics on stage two and Xeloda

As of right now i think i am not high risk. What is LVI ? I am waiting on test to determine MSI or MSS statis. I am leaning towards taking it just for a chance of reduction. I felt doctors not really interested in stage two, just want you to wait until it comes back. My mind seems to never clear of...

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