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by betula
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what makes one a good candidate for liver ablation
Replies: 0
Views: 4458

what makes one a good candidate for liver ablation

Hi all, My husband intially had rectal cancer in 2016 and now has liver and lung mets. I am curious to know what makes a person a good candidate for ablation. My husband has two small tumors in liver, seg 7 and 8 I believe. He has three lung mets that are also small. I am a skeptic by nature and his...
by betula
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to liver mets. Need advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 822

New to liver mets. Need advice please

Hi all, My husband was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 12/2016. He had chemo, radiation, surgery and more chemo he was good for a bit. Then in follow up CT scans in June of 2018 they found a recurrence at his original location and two small mets to the lungs. They said the lung mets were inoperable....
by betula
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: endoscope while getting chemo?
Replies: 3
Views: 839

endoscope while getting chemo?

Hey there, My husband had rectal cancer first diagnosed in 12/2016 and in 6/2018 a routine follow up ct scan found three small tumors in rt. lung and also some cancer at his original tumor spot. He did end up with a colostomy from the first surgery and had been doing great with no problems at all so...
by betula
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: pet scan result...what the .....?
Replies: 19
Views: 6057

Re: pet scan result...what the .....?

I am sorry that I have nothing to add other than we are in the same boat and understand your stress. I too read my husbands report today and we see the oncologist tomorrow. This all started on the 7th with a ct scan that then led to a pet scan. This waiting is brutal. Tried to read between the lines...
by betula
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: confused by pet scan
Replies: 1
Views: 685

confused by pet scan

Dh was diagnosed with rectal cancer in Dec 2016. (T3, N1, M0) He had 28 days radiation and chemo (5FU). That was finished Feb 2017, had surgery (permanent colostomy) in April 2017 and then finished Folfox in Septeber 2017. His most recent ct scans showed three spots on his right lung so they now did...
by betula
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: those of you with a colostomy
Replies: 14
Views: 2282

Re: those of you with a colostomy

Thank you all! He has started taking a probiotic which has seemed to help with the noise. He is going to be scheduling an appointment for counseling and we hope to make to colostomy support group this month. He has looked into irrigating but does not feel it would be doable due to the time it takes ...
by betula
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: those of you with a colostomy
Replies: 14
Views: 2282

Re: those of you with a colostomy

Thank you all! He was told prior to surgery that he would likely have a permanent colostomy but of course we held out hope that he would not have one. I do go to united ostomy site also and think I have seen OT Dave. I have found the local support group but due to his work schedule and their only be...
by betula
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: those of you with a colostomy
Replies: 14
Views: 2282

those of you with a colostomy

My husband was diagnosed Dec 2016 with rectal cancer. This resulted in a permanent colostomy. He had been doing pretty well with it until recently. I think he had reached the anger stage and is coming to terms with the fact that this thing is not going away. He has been under a lot of stress lately ...
by betula
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: first Folfox - delayed reaction?
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

first Folfox - delayed reaction?

Hi all, My 47 year old husband was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He had 28 days chemo (5 FU) and radiation, surgery which resulted in permanent colostomy and just had his first Folfox on June 1st. He seemed to do really well. First few days he had the metallic taste and some cold sensitivity but wit...

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