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by Tri girl
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer
Replies: 17
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Re: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer

My mom got her results from the CT scan and MRI. The cancer is stage 3c and spread to one lymph node. The tumor is 4cm. She is getting a port on Friday. Then, she will start radiation and chemo for 6 weeks. Each week she will get 4 straight days of radiation and on the fifth day she will get chemo. ...
by Tri girl
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer

My mom did not get the port in today. She will not start chemo until next week, we think. She met with an oncologist today and he wants to do a CT scan and an MRI. He told my mom because he wants to see if the cancer has spread and to "stage" it. Previously she told me that her general doc...
by Tri girl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer

I want to give you an update on my mom. She met with her doctor today and received some "good" news, I guess. Because I live in AZ and she lives in Iowa, I wanted to be on speaker phone just so I could hear what the doctor said first-hand. We'll the doctor advised against it because he sai...
by Tri girl
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer

Thanks Deb m for replying so quickly. Just wondering what your thoughts were on the Mayo Clinic here in Phoenix for a second opinion and possible surgery. In your opinion, would Mayo Clinic in MN be a better choice? I just want her to get the best care possible. I appreciate your thoughts. And, also...
by Tri girl
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer

My mom was diagnosed with colorectal cancer on Monday, July 31. She had a cat scan on Tuesday, Aug. 1 and was told that she would find out how far along the cancer is and if it has spread on Tuesday, Aug.7 (tomorrow). To say the least, it has been very scary and stressful for her (and me) during thi...

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