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by JJH
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Precautions at MD Anderson?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Precautions at MD Anderson?

Has anyone been to MD Anderson lately? I’m curious what precautions they are taking. Their website mentions no visitors and screenings at the entry points, but It didn’t mention anything about the waiting rooms. I have a scan coming up in a few days and I’m not exactly looking forward to sitting in...
by JJH
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions before the Oncologist Visit
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Questions before the Oncologist Visit

... I always have an option to send them question through their MyChart system, so if would be great help if there is something I need to ask specifically about this plan ? Could you please advise, Thank you, In the last section below I will suggest some questions you could send through the MyChart...
by JJH
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2002

Re: Scary times . . .

stu wrote: ...Tried to spray my mum’s bread package with anti bac spray ! Fail it tasted of it .
Stay safe ... Stu

If you want some tips on how to handle grocery shopping, you can have a look at this video:

Food Safety Tips - Dr. VanWingen
https://youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps
by JJH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions before the Oncologist Visit
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Questions before the Oncologist Visit

Good luck on your video appointment today. When you get a chance, let us know what the oncologist had to say.
by JJH
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions before the Oncologist Visit
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Questions before the Oncologist Visit

⋅  Your doctor Your doctor is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist (2012) with very good credentials, including a number of co-authored articles in professional journals. I think you can be confident that she will do an excellent job in designing an appropriate adjuvant therapy treatment ...
by JJH
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions before the Oncologist Visit
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Questions before the Oncologist Visit

Thank you for the links, these have great experiences and information. I'll revisit them after I have more information from my Oncologist. Thank you.. You're welcome; I have some additional questions and recommendations for your upcoming visit with the oncologist, however: Questions: - When is your...
by JJH
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions before the Oncologist Visit
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Questions before the Oncologist Visit

Questions to ask the doctor https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60747&p=481109#p481109 http://go.ccalliance.org/treatmentquestions https://health.usnews.com/conditions/cancer/articles/questions-to-ask-your-oncologist-at-your-first-cancer-appointment For Stage III, t...
by JJH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NCI stopped recruiting for cancer trails?
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: NCI stopped recruiting for cancer trails?

Butt wrote:Is it True that the NCI stopped recruiting for cancer trails because of the virus?

I don`t know, but here is a web page with links to their updates on clinical trial guidance:

https://www.swog.org/news-events/news/2020/03/18/nci-covid-19-cancer-trials-update
by JJH
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scary times . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 2002

COVID-19 Advice for patients and caregivers

MD Anderson https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/becoming-our-patient/planning-for-care/coronavirus-protections.html MSKCC https://www.mskcc.org/blog/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-key-facts-and-what-it-means-people UCSF experts discuss factors related to virus– 3/25/20 https://youtu.be/1xm3...
by JJH
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clear scans!
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Clear scans!

Rob - Great news! I'm so happy for you. :D I was wondering if your medical team is planning to create a Survivorship Care Plan for you. In the U.S., the NCCN encourages medical teams to develop a written "Survivorship Care Plan" for patients as they transition from active treatment to the ...
by JJH
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nomogram Predictive Tools--Are they accurate?
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Nomogram Predictive Tools--Are they accurate?

I am posting the information below so that we may more fully understand the colon cancer, Stage I to Stage III nomograms available on the MSK website: There are two colon cancer nomograms listed the MSK website, and I will call them MSK-nomogram and SEER-nomogram , respectively: ⋅  MSK-nom...
by JJH
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question About Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules And Staging
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Question About Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules And Staging

Today, I am reading over my electronic medical folder and it says something about seeing 3 Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules. I cannot find any definitive answers as to what that means as far as my staging goes. Does this mean I have spread to my lungs? Or, am I getting worked up over nothing? I have...
by JJH
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cutting chemo before 6 infusions
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: cutting chemo before 6 infusions

...What did it "invade"? ... My T4b rectal tumor invaded the sigmoid colon, vas deferens, seminal vesical and one prostate lobe. ... I presume no recurrence? Why didn't you do more treatments? My oncologist refused to prescribe any more chemo beyond cycle 4 because of my poor overall heal...
by JJH
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cutting chemo before 6 infusions
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: cutting chemo before 6 infusions

...Can anyone provide links to literature on the current thinking on the value of, say, 4 vs. 6 vs. 8 chemo cycles (particularly FOLFOX)? ...Thanks for any information/links anyone can provide -- I'm a voracious consumer of the stuff, but I just can't locate good material on this particular subject...

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