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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: 608

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 ...
by Detox
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please positivity about peri met
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Please positivity about peri met

Sorry nobody has replied and I wish I could give you advice on peritoneal mets but I only know what I've read here and a few other places. There doesn't seem to be too much info out there unfortunately but the fact that yours has decreased in size is definitely a good sign. I don't know if chemo can...
by Detox
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can you go on like normal
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: Can you go on like normal

Trying wrote:Cea dropped back down a bit :D



AWESOME!! Keep fighting and keep pushing for surgery and doing HIPEC.
by Detox
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mets disappeared
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Mets disappeared

Great to hear and keep pushing for surgery and ask about doing HIPEC for your peritoneal met.

This can actually be done simultaneously with liver surgery if I'm not mistaken. So definitely look into this.
by Detox
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For those previously advised no surgery.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: For those previously advised no surgery.....

I know there is a procedure where they can block blood flow to tumors in the liver, causing tumors to die out. I'm sorry that I don't know the name of it but you can also ask your GI about it. My oncologist never mentioned this but a GI told me about it. This is usually done for a small number of tu...
by Detox
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For those previously advised no surgery.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: For those previously advised no surgery.....

Did the doctor say why you are not a surgical candidate? Typically 3 lesions or less on the liver is the typical marker. I've also seen patients do HIPEC and liver resection simultaneously so you might want to ask the oncologist and surgeon about this.
by Detox
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Test results
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Test results

As mentioned chemo injections don't work normally on peritoneal metastasis from what I've read/heard. But I believe the response rate of HIPEC on peri mets is good so definitely talk to and push your oncologist to get you a referral to do the HIPEC procedure.
by Detox
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Test results
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Test results

Great to hear that your liver mets are decreasing in size. As always, definitely keep pushing for surgical resection once they become small enough as this is the road to NED. Sorry to hear about your peritoneal met but I know this can possibly be treated successfully with HIPEC. I've never undergone...
by Detox
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Im mentally breaking
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: Im mentally breaking

Sorry you have to go through this. Scanxiety is real and most of us have been through it. Hoping you can find some way to keep your mind off the scans and try to take it one day at a time.

Hoping that your scans are okay most of all...
by Detox
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan scared
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Scan scared

CEA decrease is a good thing. Hoping your scans and results go well.
by Detox
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: In canada MSK not option
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: In canada MSK not option

MSK is one of the hospitals that do HAI pump but I believe other hospitals offer the same thing. I'm a stage IV patient but have never used the HAI pump but I know there are other options for treating your liver. Definitely keep pushing for surgery. I have also seen patients here get liver mets trea...
by Detox
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For those previously advised no surgery.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: For those previously advised no surgery.....

Also, I have read about other members on here who have treated liver lesions one at a time using ablation, cryo, etc. I've never done it myself but I think doctors can get rid of difficult tumors using different techniques. So once you have maybe some tumors that are not currently operable, maybe th...
by Detox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety and missing Bev!
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

Re: Scanxiety and missing Bev!

It looks like you've officially beat this thing, sweet!
by Detox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news friends
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Good news friends

Awesome news! Hopefully the tumors will be small enough to where you can become a surgical candidate. As you said, even if there are tumors in areas where resection is risky, they should be able to use other methods. Definitely look into this if you can.

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