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by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any surgeons doing Laser surgery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2254

Re: Any surgeons doing Laser surgery?

I contacted my aunt who has our family friend's doc information to see if they do laser lung surgery. My aunt had mentioned that when our family friend was having SIRT done to her liver, that they have advanced laser technology. So, what were the chances that of all the cancer centers in the US that...
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer Again: Not Colon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1810

Re: Cancer Again: Not Colon?

How the heck can it be determined if lung tumors are from the original colon adenocarcinoma or independent lung cancer? This mystifies me. My husband smokes cigars so who the heck knows if he wasn't going to get/got lung cancer anyway regardless of the colon->liver cancer he has/had? I wish I unders...
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any surgeons doing Laser surgery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2254

Re: Any surgeons doing Laser surgery?

Is this done in the US at all?
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4351

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Here'a a thought/question. Could these be benign nodules that simply were never picked up by the CTs and the PET that he had locally? This was his first CT at Mass General and they have the more powerful, more advanced equipment. I looked again at the MRI from Mass General he had after the local, le...
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: [Update: Lung met confirmed] PET scan not good :(. Anybody's surgeon was able to find a 8mm lung nodule via VATS?
Replies: 24
Views: 2039

Re: [Update: Lung met confirmed] PET scan not good :(. Anybody's surgeon was able to find a 8mm lung nodule via VATS?

appletree, Can you please message me the name of your surgeon at Mass General? I just discovered my husband has lung nodules and he is a patient there.
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4351

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

I was wondering about that. All his MRIs have been "abdominal." I don't want to assume MRI of chest is appropriate. I'm not thinking very clearly at the moment.
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4351

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Yes, I just reached out by fax explaining the situation to his local oncologist. I am beside myself with sadness.
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4351

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Because he said all was clear and appeared very positive and optimistic. I assume he did not lie to me. But yeah, he could have spoken about it and deserves an OSCAR.
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4351

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

And OH, I just saw this at the bottom of the report: Follow-up chest CT in 3 months or as per clinical protocol

Then WTF didn't his doctor order this? WTF did he say a CT in 6 months?!
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4351

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

OMG. I just read my husband's CT reports from late May. I didn't go to this appointment with him and he returned very optimistic, saying that all was clear. But apparently NOT! Finding: There are scattered nodules measuring up to 4 mm including in the RIGHT lung on image 59, and LEFT lung on image 4...
by mpbser
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4351

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Thanks, guys. I'm nervous as hell about his November 27th MRI but trying to stay optimistic. As I have written about in other threads, I don't believe CTs are appropriate for met-to-liver surveillance. He had a clear CT a few months ago, but that really doesn't tell much at all, especially when his ...
by mpbser
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4351

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

I dug up this old thread that I had started to share recent good news. Husband had a colonoscopy Wednesday. His results: completely clear not even a tiny polyp in sight. He only has about 7 inches of colon - so not much territory for one to develop. This was his first since his subtotal colectomy a ...
by mpbser
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dang 1cm Liver Met!
Replies: 78
Views: 6281

Re: Dang 1cm Liver Met!

Thank you for mentioning Dr. Nasha Winters' book. I looked her up and found a very informative video of her explaining "the metabolic approach to cancer." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvnzkoCfLno My husband is diabetic again and this is all very worrying for me. But he knows what is hea...
by mpbser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Family friend Stage IV recurrence
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Family friend Stage IV recurrence

I came across this article about targeted chemo: https://www.targetedonc.com/news/sirt-demonstrates-unanticipated-benefit-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-liver-metastasis So this explains the type of treatment my family friend has been having. This was one of the options that my husband's oncolog...

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