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by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4835

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

Ok, so when I broke the news to my husband this afternoon about yesterday - the news, the information, my reaction, my further research, my calming down, etc - he was absolutely livid that his MGH oncologist had not said anything to him. I prefaced the discussion with, "Did Dr. Zhu discuss the ...
by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer Again: Not Colon?
Replies: 23
Views: 2142

Re: Cancer Again: Not Colon?

Ok, so if I understand this correctly -- the same mutations that are found in the colon specimen would appear in the lung specimen if it's a colon met, but would not (i.e. would be different mutation) if it was a separate lung cancer?
by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancer Again: Not Colon?
Replies: 23
Views: 2142

Re: Cancer Again: Not Colon?

Super helpful comment, lovelife789. Thanks!!!
by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4835

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

That makes sense, now that I have read many posts here about CTs finding lung nodules, including your stories, lovelife789. I wish I had known about the finding otherwise I would not have been so adamant about MRI although that's indeed what he needs for liver surveillance. I had no idea that doc ha...
by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4835

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

I just heard from the oncologist's assistant who informed me that an order had been put in for an MRI AND Chest CT. This is news to me. When I spoke with the scheduler to schedule the November MRI, I had no idea. Only an MRI has been scheduled. This is soooo frustrating!
by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4835

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

And to follow up on maggie nell's question. I revise my answer. Now I am not at all certain about whether or not this was discussed at the onc doc appointment. Now I know that these could be nothing at all to worry about and that was what the doc conveyed. IDK.
by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4835

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

And, oh, yeah, MIL almost tried to blame me for not being there at this last (May scan/results) appointment. I only had a hearing in federal court that day! Damn Catholic guilt thing is not going to work on me, MIL!
by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4835

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

Yeah, I edited my comment above to reflect that .4mm is still too small to biopsy. They are definitely something to keep an eye on, but not to freak out about like I was yesterday. My husband's mother implied that she didn't want me to even talk to him about this because his attitude has been so pos...
by mpbser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 4835

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

I read a ton about lung nodules yesterday, mostly on this forum. In fact, it took my entire day away from me. I'm not nearly as panicked as I was when I made the discovery but not breathing totally easy yet. So, these are the main points I learned from reading all the experiences of others who have ...
by mpbser
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All Lung Nodule Experiences
Replies: 31
Views: 4218

Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Here's my husband's RADIOLOGY HISTORY WITH FOCUS ON LUNGS April 12, 2017 CT abdomen with IV contrast at SVMC (local hospital/cancer center) Lung bases: Clear. There is note of a small amount of pericardial fluid. Free air: None. Free fluid: Small amount of free fluid seen in the cul-de-sac. June 17,...
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: 18
Views: 2416

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: 23
Views: 2142

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: 18
Views: 2416

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: 63
Views: 4835

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: 2177

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.

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