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by waw4
Sun May 13, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: PET confusion

The reading of your husband's PET scan does sound like very good news and I understand why you would wonder about your husband is not feeling as good as the report indicates. I imagine the best thing to do is for you and your husband to discuss this with his oncologist at your next visit. I hope it'...
by waw4
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Late Onset Neuropathy & L'Hermitte's Sign
Replies: 13
Views: 1651

Re: Late Onset Neuropathy & L'Hermitte's Sign

just google "oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy" to find many links to related research articles ...
by waw4
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ECG Report...Can Anyone Help me Understand It?
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: ECG Report...Can Anyone Help me Understand It?

Cynthia, My daughter who is an RN concurs. Her comments were: "Well, it sounds like she's had some sort of cardiac muscle damage with the ST elevation, and shortness of breath isn't uncommon with valve damage or stenosis. I can't believe someone wouldn't mention the EKG to her. She really shoul...
by waw4
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here- my husband recently diagnosed with liver and bone mets- age 44
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: New here- my husband recently diagnosed with liver and bone mets- age 44

Sonia, From your description of your husband's metastatic cancer symptoms, his condition appears to be quite serious, as I am sure you already know. As I understand it, the liver, lung, and abdomen are more frequent colon cancer metastatic sites while bone metastases are less common, which I imagine...
by waw4
Sat May 20, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 6094

Re: Another new Forum Member.

benben, She said that was the first she had heard of it ... Well, I can only say I wouldn't take her word for it. Personally, I recommend becoming as informed about your own treatment/side effects as you can by doing your own research. Many people just leave it all in the hands of their oncology doc...
by waw4
Thu May 18, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 6094

Re: Another new Forum Member.

benben, Good luck with your chemo—it's a weird experience to undergo. Chemo is not customized once a protocol is selected, unless it is modified due to side effects or patient request. I write to tell you neuropathy from oxaliplatin is no joke and can, though not necessarily, be severe. So my sugges...
by waw4
Thu May 18, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 70377

Snacking on Nuts Improves Bowel Cancer Survival Rate ...

"Regularly snacking on almonds, pecans or walnuts improves bowel cancer survival by 57%, study reveals"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... ancer.html
by waw4
Sun May 14, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hair loss solutions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Hair loss solutions?

I switched to silk pillowcases while undergoing chemo and in fact still use them years later.

Less friction = less drag on hair when turning your head while asleep.
by waw4
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CURED!
Replies: 42
Views: 6181

Re: CURED!

"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."—Proverbs 25:25

by "far country" I take it they meant Villa Rica!

Congrats Diane!

-Bill
by waw4
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo Brain Help?
Replies: 14
Views: 2546

Re: Chemo Brain Help?

Hi Dave, I can tell you I now start each day with 1 TBL of MCT oil in my cup of coffee and I think it makes all the difference in the world and would highly recommend you try it. I use the NOW MCT oil from Swanson at $16 a quart (64 daily doses) (http://www.swansonvitamins.com/now-foods-mct-oil-32-f...
by waw4
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Weight gain post surgeries
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Weight gain post surgeries

Chemo only lowers the chance of recurrence by a very small amount. Oncs are good with 'word games' when they give you the info. Despite undergoing complete surgical removal of the cancer, half of patients with Stage III colon carcinoma experience recurrence of their cancer. In two large trials, add...
by waw4
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly Diagnosed. Nervous about Chemo
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Newly Diagnosed. Nervous about Chemo

Here are my reflections BondGirl. 1. Chemo drugs are harsh & kill all fast-reproducing cells, so they're not like taking aspirin or anti-biotics. 2. The effectiveness of chemo drugs is sort of a probability game and their potential serious side effects are also sort of a probability game, so you...

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