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by JJH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Need advice

.. I am going to an event this weekend where they will be serving alcohol. I am not a big drinker, but do love an occasional glass of wine. I am trying to figure out if having a glass of wine will be OK... I have quite a lot of comments on how to handle attendance at an event while you have an ileo...
by JJH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lymph nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Lymph nodes

I'm having trouble understanding why my doctor keeps telling me that my cancer hasn't moved to distant lymph nodes. 16 of the 27 harvested tested positive for cancer but only ones near my colon were harvested. Anyone with input on this? The harvested lymph nodes are called Local lymph nodes. All ot...
by JJH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Upcoming Scans
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: Upcoming Scans

...Is there anything else any of you would also push for to keep this nasty beast at bay? In the first 2 years post-treatment, I would push for an emphasis on healthy living, in particular the three pillars of survivorship: (1) exercise, (2) diet, and (3) stress reduction. These are the main tools ...
by JJH
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Your signature

I think it would help if you created a signature so that people here can know your situation before they decide what kind of advice to give. A link to a signature template is here: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52681&p=421597#p421597 According to what you have s...
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery
Replies: 139
Views: 35151

Re: Rectal Cancer: Habr-Gama Watch and Wait Strategy to Avoid Surgery

susie0915 wrote:... Is there another test that can pick up cancer cells other than pet scan or sigmoidoscopy ? ...

What about this one? Anyone ever had this test done?
https://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/26176
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom's surgery is set for 10/17/17
Replies: 21
Views: 747

PM Inbox management

think you need to clear more messages out of your inbox. I have another pm to you waiting in my outbox. Sorry to keep bugging you about this! I don't know how :-( Once you delete some old Inbox messages there will be room for new ones to arrive.(Do you still need help on how to delete Inbox message...
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and husband just diagnosed
Replies: 36
Views: 4935

Questions to ask

I want to learn as much as I can before we see the doctor so that I will half way understand what they are talking about and know what questions to ask... Here is a link for some questions to ask the doctor/oncologist: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50520&p=3880...
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and husband just diagnosed
Replies: 36
Views: 4935

Your signature

Here is a link to a signature template. You can use this to set up a signature for summarizing the main points of.your DH's diagnosis, staging, etc.

http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52681&p=421597#p421597
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 274
Views: 10358

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

... Hoping pathology report is good... When you get your pathology report be sure to read it thoroughly. Here is a link to some more information on pathology reports: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57976&p=456787#p456787 http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/v...
by JJH
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 274
Views: 10358

NED vs Complete Remission

I'd love to know when you consider yourself NED. Who tells you this? I just had a mass removed and would love to think I'm cancer-free but know that may not be the case. When do you know? Partial Remission vs. Complete Remission If you're in partial remission, it may mean you can take a break from ...
by JJH
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cimetidine anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: Cimetidine anyone?

Hey everyone. My mom is a stage 4 colon patient. With mets to liver and now a possible omental involvement. I wanted to ask about someones experience with cimetidine? Has anyone taken it? Did it help? rp1954 has some useful posts on the topic of Cimetidine. You can access them by using these instru...
by JJH
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and husband just diagnosed
Replies: 36
Views: 4935

'Nodules' and 'lung thingies'

..If anyone could shed anymore light on these results, please do! Thanks again! All I can say is that the term 'nodule' seems to be a catch-all term that the doctors use whenever they see someting on the scan but they don't have the foggiest idea what it is. If they knew what it was they would use ...
by JJH
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 2093

Bowel management resources

...Check out the MD Anderson bowel control program there are some good tips on there. Here is a link to the MD Anderson Bowel Management Program resources. Links to the various documents avalable there are found on the right hand side of the web page: https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/diag...

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