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by mpbser
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dad has just been diagnosed with stage IV
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Dad hasn’t just been diagnosed with stage IV

So sorry to read about your father. I don't know what to say except that I saw your post and hope someone else with words of wisdom chimes in.
by mpbser
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 84247

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Two years sounds wise. I'll mention that to my husband.
by mpbser
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 84247

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Congratulations on ending the long year journey. I hope all your side effect symptoms disappear soon.
by mpbser
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recommendations for stage 4/liver mets
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Recommendations for stage 4/liver mets

My husband also goes to MGH and "is" Stage 4 with 1 met to the liver that was surgically removed a few months ago. He probably has the same doctors as your sister as there is only one liver surgeon and one colorectal oncologist who specializes in liver cancer. I'm very surprised to hear th...
by mpbser
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 84247

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I’m also pretty convinced that it has something to do with the altering of the microbiome, since it’s so connected to our immune system. That’s an interesting connection to GMO’s. I would not be surprised if that was at least part of the story. Yes, exactly. 1/3 of the body's immune system originat...
by mpbser
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 84247

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

From what I have heard, there seems to be an upsurge in young, otherwise healthy people in the US who are being diagnosed with colon cancer. I was listening to a podcast about this and apparently there are a number of studies underway to look into the cause. None of the studies appear to be examinin...
by mpbser
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: No, we don't have the best healthcare system
Replies: 24
Views: 1129

Re: No, we don't have the best healthcare system

Thanks for sharing that link. I was glad to see Cleveland Clinic at the top of the list. I have the utmost respect for the Cleveland Clinic as I have paid a great deal of attention to its work in the cardiovascular health arena over the years (for my atherosclerosis).
by mpbser
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3314

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

Thanks for the input. I checked this forum shortly before scheduling his port flush this morning. He and I hadn't talked yet about my concerns and now I see that I may as well not be concerned. Always a nice thing, to take a concern away :)
by mpbser
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3314

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

My husband has decided to leave his port in. While he's positive that he "beat this" he is realistic. He doesn't want to have to go under again and have another one put in if he has to do chemo again. I want him to meet with his local oncologist to talk about the pros and cons of leaving a...
by mpbser
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's baaaaaaack!
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: It's baaaaaaack!

Good luck making those big decisions!
by mpbser
Sat May 26, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please! Read me...
Replies: 23
Views: 1709

Re: Please! Read me...

The other comments express my sentiments better than I can articulate. I would just like to add our story. My husband went to a few different cancer centers at first. The first was our local cancer center which is very small (only 2 or 3 oncologists and none specialized in colorectal cancer). That j...
by mpbser
Sat May 26, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 8 years later
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: 8 years later

Awesome to hear!
by mpbser
Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's baaaaaaack!
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: It's baaaaaaack!

I just read this post after writing about good news my husband got after a scan he had on Tuesday. This scares me to read because I can't imagine him going through more chemo and another surgery. You sound like you are taking the news very well. I had also written about the power of positivity - whi...
by mpbser
Thu May 24, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3314

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

My husband and I touched base in person yesterday about his appointment (I didn't see him all day on Tuesday when he went to Mass General in Boston). He said that his doctors told him how much they love him as a patient because he is always so upbeat and positive. Even when he got the bad news when ...
by mpbser
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3314

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

Thanks, Lee and NHMike. Now I just anxiously wait a month to discuss my own test results with my doctor. Getting old really bites!

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