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by JJH
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CRC and Comorbidity, Part I: Bibliography
Replies: 0
Views: 157

CRC and Comorbidity, Part I: Bibliography

⋅ What Is Comorbidity? When a Person Has More Than One Condition. Sherry Christiansen (2021) https://www.verywellhealth.com/comorbidity-5081615#examples-of-comorbidities ==== ⋅ Magnitude of the Age-Advancement Effect of Comorbidities in Colorectal Cancer Prognosis. Daniel Boakye...
by JJH
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda monotherpay after two months break from 4x XelOx
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Xeloda mono-therapy after two months break from 4x XelOx

Thx JJH. That helps. Will wait to see if I can get some input on xeloda mono-therapy Xeloda Monotherapy Colon, colorectal and breast cancer Given as monotherapy, the recommended starting dose for capecitabine in the adjuvant treatment of colon cancer ... is 1250 mg/m2 administered twice daily (morn...
by JJH
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda monotherpay after two months break from 4x XelOx
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Xeloda monotherpay after two months break from 4x XelOx

Thx JJH for more info. There is no mention of SUV max, or any of the pics showing any highlights in the report and the summary at the end of the report says no significant suv uptake... It's good that the report explicitly says "no significant SUV uptake". This means that the nodules appe...
by JJH
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 30 and scared
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: 30 and scared

There is a book that has a section on poo color (see below, pages 71-73)
https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=56460&p=446730#p446730
by JJH
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda monotherpay after two months break from 4x XelOx
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Lung nodules on PET/CT scans

...We just went to our oncologist after pet ct scan yesterday...The current pet ct report says there are two 4mm nodules in right lung, non specific but mentioned as interval growth... Any inputs appreciated. Worried a bit, because my mom just had a pet ct scan ... the scan said a 4mm nodule right ...
by JJH
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda monotherpay after two months break from 4x XelOx
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Xeloda monotherpay after two months break from 4x XelOx

I don't have much input to offer, but here's a quote on lung nodules in case you haven't seen it yet. "What are lung nodules? Lung nodules or pulmonary nodules are small round- or oval-shaped growths in the lung. These spots are also referred to as spots or coin lesions. Nodules are smaller tha...
by JJH
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MSK liver surgeon
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: MSK liver surgeon

beach sunrise wrote:Hi, quick question: Who is the famous liver surgeon at MSK that works with Dr. Kemeny?

https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44065&p=316042#p316042
by JJH
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CTdna
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

CTdna study: Overview and Enrollment

Can you share any details about the Signatera study? I would love to enroll! Thanks! ctDNA Signatera overview: Signatera is a custom-built circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) test that received the FDA Breakthrough Device Designation in 2019 US-based cell-free DNA testing company Natera has started enrol...
by JJH
Wed May 20, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surveillance Plan Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Surveillance Plan Questions

... I am getting all my reports together and will give them to surgeon, gyn, thyroid dr, cardiologist, family dr. One way or another I will get the surveillance I believe I need being high risk for stage IV... Do you have a Naturopath Doctor on your team? Some of the Stage III members here fine-tun...
by JJH
Wed May 20, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maintenance Chemo Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Maintenance Chemo Questions

... I'm looking for help and opinions here on a couple of things, ⋅ What are some other treatment options its not like we can remove artery and ... ⋅ What are some good maintenance chemo options. The Onc says 5FU drip every other week is better and fewer side affects but .. &sdo...
by JJH
Sun May 17, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1737
Views: 442668

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

NHMike wrote:... I still have the todo list item to write a book on this stuff but I'm buried with other stuff to do.

So, how is your book coming along? Do you have the main outline sketched out by now? Any chapters already written? (Just curious...)
by JJH
Sun May 17, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update - new to the club
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Update - new to the club

My husband was released from the hospital after his open partial colectomy. He's healing very quickly, but has been very troubled by the news he's Stage 3b. Official diagnosis is adenocarcinoma, 9 cm, upper left colon. T3N1aM0. Moderately differentiated. I'm still a bit hopeful we can preserve some...
by JJH
Sat May 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surveillance Plan Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Surveillance Plan Questions

thank you!!! I have until Monday to get a surveillance plan in place to compare to the one onc thinks. My gut tells me he will only have the minimum required so I need to be prepared. My onc is very conservative... He really just wants me to follow along blindly... I have to advocate for myself ......

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