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by Detox
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diverticulitis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: Diverticulitis?

I have had diverticulitis for years now (with no apparent pain) and my GI said it's nothing to worry about as millions have them. I think the severity also matters, or if it gets clogged, so it's something to keep an eye on, but mostly nothing to worry about.
by Detox
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need emotional help
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: I need emotional help

I've seen patients here who went back on treatment the second time and had just as good if not a better response after taking a break, so I'm confident this will be you too.

Also hoping you can find a surgeon who will be more aggressive regarding your liver surgery.
by Detox
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Never able to be cured....I need u guys more than ever
Replies: 17
Views: 2331

Re: Never able to be cured....I need u guys more than ever

I'm sorry but I still don't believe your oncologist and his "army" of doctors. Obviously, I'm no expert but one doctor I talked to told me about ablation or some kind of procedure where they cut off blood supply to the tumor in the liver and it kills it. I'm sorry but I don't know what the...
by Detox
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advise.. I need to be more aggressive
Replies: 14
Views: 1323

Re: Advise.. I need to be more aggressive

Definitely try to find another doctor. I've seen posters here with doctors who have gone the approach of liver resection + lymph nodes, then recovery, then peritoneal HIPEC. I don't think they can do it simultaneously unfortunately but it can be a step by step process. I hope someone who has gone th...
by Detox
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP its grown. Please I'm sick I can't breath
Replies: 18
Views: 2795

Re: HELP its grown. Please I'm sick I can't breath

I agree with the others in that I don't think your doctors are being aggressive enough. They should be able to remove your liver tumor as it's just one lesion and it sounds small enough. They should also be able to remove lymph nodes during the liver surgery. I've heard many instances of this. Defin...
by Detox
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan tomorrow anxiety is out of control
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

Re: Scan tomorrow anxiety is out of control

Scanxiety always sucks so it's completely understandable.

Hoping your scan will be fine.
by Detox
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1st bad scanning... advice please!!
Replies: 52
Views: 4288

Re: 1st bad scanning... advice please!!

Hi, I'm not completely certain but it seems that most surgeons will usually not operate unless there is a chance to get rid of all visible cancer. In other words, they will only attempt a liver resection if they can also resect the lung metastases as well. I don't recall any patients doing both simu...
by Detox
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 1/2 years post Stage IV liver resection
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: 7 1/2 years post Stage IV liver resection

Congrats!

But always remember to take care of yourself, even after you've reached cure status.

And keep getting annual CEA tests. Can never be too safe...
by Detox
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: In hospital.
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: In hospital.

Sorry to hear you are in the hospital again. Are they still waiting on the liver met?

Really hoping they can get you to surgery on that as that is key to getting to NED status.
by Detox
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Llooking to here from those that waited a loong time for surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Llooking to here from those that waited a loong time for surgery

I know some surgeons refuse to do anything while others are more experienced and are thus obviously more willing to be aggressive and take more risks. So I think it certainly helps to do research and try to find the best doctor suited specifically to your case. Also, some people will likely argue th...
by Detox
Sat May 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break
Replies: 23
Views: 2448

Re: Chemo break

I think if you can compensate in other areas it can be extremely beneficial.

In others words, trying to eat a lot of anti-cancer foods, vitamin D, vitamin C and other supplements can help you hold serve if you decide to take a break.
by Detox
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Meds working
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Meds working

Awesome, did they mention anything about your peri met? If that gets resolved then once again you should be a candidate to have surgery to remove the final few lesions on your liver, or to have it possibly ablated if it's still too close to an artery.
by Detox
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally reached the 'forgot I had cancer' spot!
Replies: 16
Views: 2684

Re: Finally reached the 'forgot I had cancer' spot!

You are cured but I definitely recommend getting CEA tests at least annually as it never hurts be cautious.
by Detox
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Im nervous
Replies: 8
Views: 1749

Re: Im nervous

Sorry you still have to go through this for almost a year now. I've seen/read about patients who have managed their disease for years with various chemo cocktails. HOWEVER, your ultimate goal is to obviously try to rid your body of the cancer entirely and surgery is almost always the best strategy f...
by Detox
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Its me....Again
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: Its me....Again

Hoping you get through the chemo okay. I apologize that I don't have specific experience but I've heard of patients taking chemo breaks. I'm not sure if you would want to do this definitely ask your oncologist and surgeon about other methods available. Also talk to a GI doctor as they may have some ...

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