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by NHMike
Thu May 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 107
Views: 9812

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

I have my previous scheduled appt. in three weeks. I will reschedule the fifth one. I guess I don't even take Xeloda during this time. Mike , you did or did not on your oxi break? They will call me if they have a cancellation but so long as it isn't really hurting outcome, honestly I don't mind the...
by NHMike
Thu May 24, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here on the forum
Replies: 98
Views: 11562

Re: New Member here on the forum

Purpose Observational studies have reported increased colon cancer recurrence and mortality in patients with states of hyperinsulinemia, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and high glycemic load diet. Nut intake has been associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, metabol...
by NHMike
Thu May 24, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 897
Views: 76553

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Spent an hour at the gym from 5:30 to 6:30 and it was good. I could only get in 45 minutes early this week because I had appointments Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. One thing that I discovered was the Optane 4700. I used the treadmills and was watching some rather fit people using this machine - it ...
by NHMike
Thu May 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here on the forum
Replies: 98
Views: 11562

Re: New Member here on the forum

Hi Mike, aren't all nuts from a tree are u speeching of a pictular nut???? And if so do u just crush them as its a no no for my illeostomy ATM Thanks Adele Peanuts aren't tree nuts. All of the other common and less common ones come from trees. I just eat them. Butters are probably more effective. I...
by NHMike
Thu May 24, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 107
Views: 9812

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

The oncologist offered an 80% dose so when I called today to say yes, that's what I wanted as the oxi side effects had not gone away between doses this time , he instead cancelled my appt for a week. This doesn't work as we are going to be gone. WhenI asked to be back on schedule tomorrow, they had...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please! Read me...
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Please! Read me...

Folfox is 5FU and Oxaliplatin and Leucovorin and it's used to treat cancer. The side-effects can be quite tough so it's a bit odd to see it regarded as palliative. There are stage 4 folks that are NED today, or are kept alive through Chemo, waiting for the day when science can come up with a cure. T...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

Well the board certified CR surgeon idea ship has sailed because his pcp called him last week and talked him out of it. I did not think that was ethical then but now Bruce haas cancer, so I am fuming mad because I told my husband I would make the arrangements and he just had to be nothing but the p...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 897
Views: 76553

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

10 Steps for the past 8 days and trying to make that number permanent, at least for a while. Last Xeloda was this morning for a week and I feel pretty good. I'm going to the gym at 5:00 AM which I haven't done in a very long time. Also doing the weight machines almost daily. The weather supports nic...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adenocarcinoma mid-rectum with with signet-ring component, grade 3
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Adenocarcinoma mid-rectum with with signet-ring component, grade 3

Awesome.. Thank you for your response. We're new to this so please do excuse my naiveness. Is Xeloda chemotherapy? I hoping to do enough chemo and radiation to shrink the tumor and then get her here to the states to do the surgery. Unless of course India says Surgery is a must. I logged my mom citi...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure how to feel right now
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: Not sure how to feel right now

The 5-year relative survival rate for people with stage I colon cancer is about 92%. For people with stage IIA colon cancer, the 5-year relative survival rate is about 87%. For stage IIB cancer, the survival rate is about 63%. The 5-year relative survival rate for stage IIIA colon cancers is about ...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer-Blocked and Painful
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Rectal Cancer-Blocked and Painful

The problem that I had was that the tumor made it feel like I needed to go when I didn't. And pushing on it could result in pain. The tumor can block stools as well but it can be hard to tell if there's anything there or not. What really helped was when the tumor started shrinking a lot. After chemo...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2410

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Thanks, Lee and NHMike. Now I just anxiously wait a month to discuss my own test results with my doctor. Getting old really bites! I recall that you had some medical stuff to deal with but I don't think that it was cancer. Still, there are a lot of other things that can happen that are problems too...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here on the forum
Replies: 98
Views: 11562

Re: New Member here on the forum

This is such a tough decision. I was originally diagnosed stage 2a rectal and also had a good response to preadjuvant therapy. Only scar tissue remained and pet scan was negative before surgery. After surgery pathology came back showing no lymph nodes, clean margins but did have minimal residual ca...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

A lot of good stuff already posted. I just wanted to add that you might want to add an Oncologist to your team, or at least a consult. I've found that my surgeon often has disagreements on treatment plans compared to my Oncologist. And, in matters of Chemo, the oncologist has the final say. Also rea...
by NHMike
Wed May 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2410

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Scan results in. ALL CLEAR! Doctors want him to come back in six months for next scan. Husband wants to have port removed. Very happy day. That is great news. I remember a good chunk of your ordeal and can empathize as you're in my neck of the woods and use MGH. The port removal will be a big psych...

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