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by Mercy110
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo for stage 4 patient who failed afolfox and afolfiri
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Chemo for stage 4 patient who failed afolfox and afolfiri

Hi all. My mum is a stage 4 rectal cancer patient that be th folfox and folfiri failed. We had a private medical consultation and doctor suggested her continue using Irinotecan ( I hope I have correctly spelling this), with a new drug called Zaltrip, and oral med TS-1. Anyone here in the forum has b...
by Mercy110
Wed May 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV patient with increasing CEA: wait-and-see?
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Stage IV patient with increasing CEA: wait-and-see?

Thanks for asking. I guess the drug trials may involve immunotherapy coz the Onco told us it is related to PD-1. As for Keytruda, it is a drug that could only be founded in private oncology clinics so that would be one of our last resorts.
by Mercy110
Wed May 08, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV patient with increasing CEA: wait-and-see?
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Stage IV patient with increasing CEA: wait-and-see?

Hello. Some background of my mum. My mum is a stage IV patient who had tried both Folfox and Folfiri with Avastin for chemo. She showed good response to the former while poor response to the later that her CEA is now increasing from 9 to 100. CT scan was done two weeks before and showed more nodules...
by Mercy110
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did you travel during treatment?
Replies: 20
Views: 1816

Re: Did you travel during treatment?

Welcome to HK!
I think this is a good choice. My family traveled to Japan last year during my mum’s treatment, Folfox with Avastin. And with lots of good memories!
Enjoy your trip!
by Mercy110
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: obturator lymph node metastasis?
Replies: 1
Views: 488

obturator lymph node metastasis?

Mum has just done a CT last week and result received today. Nothing very significant except her lung mets increased in number and size, and obturator lymph node metastasis. So the question is what is obturator lymph node metastasis and are there any methods eliminating or destroying it? Anyone with ...
by Mercy110
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA increase on FOLFIRI
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: CEA increase on FOLFIRI

My mum has similar situation that her CEA increased steadily throughout the first two treatments of folfiri. We are not so optimistic because last time her CEA increase proved to be mets to lungs. No scan so far so we still can’t figure out what has been wrong. She has no syndromes at all and x-ray ...
by Mercy110
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Really worried. Stage 4 with increasing CEA despite of chemo
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Really worried. Stage 4 with increasing CEA despite of chemo

I have shared my mum’s situation before but there are some inputs today. We have met the oncologist as she finished her first round of folfiri on 20 Aug. We were supposed to hear some good news such as lowered CEA, but the marker turned out higher then the one before chemo. Now it is 22, which broke...
by Mercy110
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increased CEA
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Increased CEA

A number of people have used glutamine for iri- diarrhea. IV vitamin C with K2 or K3 has been used to improve quality of life for some, when they were ready to quit, worn out on Folfiri . Thank you so much for your suggestions. Mum has been receiving her first round of folfiri today, which takes th...
by Mercy110
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increased CEA
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Increased CEA

My mum has stopped chemo for 6 months since her allergic reaction to Oxaliplatin. Now her rountine checking of CEA increased from 3.5 to 19.2, so she has to start folfiri. We heard that this drug is going to make her easier for diarrhea, are there any possible tips for our family? It is also scaring...
by Mercy110
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: survivor since 1991
Replies: 19
Views: 6691

Re: survivor since 1991

Just realised it is such an old post (from 2009, seriously??). You are definitely an inspiring survivor. Advice well-received :D God bless.
by Mercy110
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP.....Oxaliplatin allergy
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: HELP.....Oxaliplatin allergy

So sorry to hear that but I think they are right not to continue with oxaliplatin. My mum had similar allergic syndrome on her 10th chemo of folfox. It is life threatening. It is difficult to accept stopping folfox at once, but it is more important to ask for aggressive treatments other than folfox....
by Mercy110
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stable CT or not
Replies: 0
Views: 2232

Stable CT or not

My mum has completed her CT scan on May. According to the onco, her multiple lung modules are stable as the largest shrinks. However we find that the onco has miss the two modules enlarged a bit refer to the CT result. Now we have another appointment on August, but we are not sure about the scan is ...
by Mercy110
Wed May 30, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 4617

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

Thank you for the detailed explanation that actually solved our concerns to a certain extent. We have just met with the surgeon. He leaves the decision of reversal to my mum. He told us my mum’s colon is doing well and clear through the scan, and it is ready for reversal. However he also admits ther...
by Mercy110
Wed May 30, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad

Hello Trying. Stage 4 is tough, and I know it as a caretaker of my mum. My mum has gone through 10 Folfox and her lung mets are now stable. Surgeons told us it is incurable as there are multiple nudoles. It is definitely disappointing and hard for us to accept the truth, but she is doing well right ...
by Mercy110
Tue May 29, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 4617

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

Thanks for all your ideas. I will definitely bring up questions regarding to LAR symptoms and adaptation tmr. It is a very big decision to make and we tend to let mum decide by herself, but she is still 50-50. Sometimes she feels so tired searching for toilet for clearing the bag, but I guess this w...

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