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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: 813

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: 813

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: 579

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: 579

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: 862

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: 484

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: 495

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: 813

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: 1750

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: 657

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.
by Detox
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 3080

Re: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.

Very saddened to hear this. Didn't talk to her personally but loved reading her posts.

Sincere condolences to her family.
by Detox
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need a pep talk
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: I need a pep talk

Did they say why you were inoperable? I remember your case and if your tumors shrink enough you should be able to have surgery. As mentioned, try to get to a major cancer center or MSK in New York. They specialize in liver treatment and you mentioned that was where your tumor burden was. I've read a...
by Detox
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: Scan anxiety

Hoping the results are good and they can get back to you quickly on it.
by Detox
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 50
Views: 16268

Re: Bev G

Very saddened to hear this. She offered great advice for many years to many on this board.

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