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by chrissyrice
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First CT results are in..
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: First CT results are in..

Great news for your first scan. :D
by chrissyrice
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 51
Views: 20361

Re: Bev G

I am so shocked to hear this news about Bev. She was liked and a best friend to so many of us for who have posted here for years. Always so hopeful and helpful to newbies. Bev, had such a positive attitude even when she faced complications from treatment and going through cancer with her husband as ...
by chrissyrice
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DH had surgery consult yesterday for para aortic nodes
Replies: 17
Views: 4831

Re: DH had surgery consult yesterday for para aortic nodes

I had surgery to remove nodes last December. No follow up chemo if clear margins can be obtained. I needed to have several arteries grafted as the lymph nodes had either attached to or spread into the adjoining arteries. I had chemo and radiation prior to surgery. I would definitely have skipped the...
by chrissyrice
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First post on colon talk, just a few questions
Replies: 16
Views: 4737

Re: First post on colon talk, just a few questions

For good outcomes and better treatment... please see a Board Certified Colorectal Surgeon ... even if it means going to the nearest NCI to be treated.

I am still here today because I drove to a NCI hospital in Atlanta traffic :D 8)
by chrissyrice
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 30 y/o 6 polyps
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: 30 y/o 6 polyps

I am glad you got tested as you had precancerous polyps. You could have testing done for genetic FAP in which case you should have colonoscopies yearly and be monitored by a good GI doctor. Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant inherited condition in which numerous adenomatou...
by chrissyrice
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recurrence confirmed: Para aortic nodes are positive for cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Recurrence confirmed: Para aortic nodes are positive for cancer

I had this super heroic operation done on Dec 20th 2017 at Emory Winship Cancer University Hospital here in Atlanta Georgia. I had 3 surgeons and 8 + hours on the table. I was very lucky as I had very little blood loss during the surgery and at 66 yrs old I left the hospital in 4 days. All the cance...
by chrissyrice
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me
Replies: 19
Views: 6310

Re: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me

Good to see this! Another year and still here.
Chrissy
by chrissyrice
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

:D :)

Great news... hope the GI can help you if there are other reasons for what you have been experiencing.
by chrissyrice
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Be positive you found a great GI doctor willing to do this colonoscopy now.
The test is easy and you will or should know the results rather quickly.

Best of luck and it will help either way.
by chrissyrice
Thu May 31, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 32
Views: 6623

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

child6, I am only speaking from experience. The first time is always the worst when it comes to worry. I have learned so much for everyone here and the worry for me is always waiting to get the scan reports. But, I have learned to stay really busy and it helps. I am sure you will be fine... there is...
by chrissyrice
Tue May 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 32
Views: 6623

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

My cea was normal before surgery ... came out of surgery as a stage 3b CEA is not always a good marker for cancer for many people with colon cancer. I hope you get to see the oncologist BEFORE surgery. There have been changes that the surgeon may not be aware of for colon cancer .... ASCO is now rec...
by chrissyrice
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Partial radiation
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Partial radiation

Wife of Guy, That is a great question. I believe it is one that is asked a lot here and at the doctors office. Having experienced 12 rounds of first line chemo and then just recently radiation and xeloda for a recurrence of mCRC to my iliac and abdominal aorta. I will tell you I wanted to die rather...
by chrissyrice
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cauliflower stalk/ mushroom mass, 5cm: How to proceed?
Replies: 35
Views: 7641

Re: cauliflower stalk/ mushroom mass, 5cm: How to proceed?

I disagree on the need for a CT Scan first and get a second opinion. Had I done what your CRC surgeon suggested... never would have seen the lymph nodes that already had cancer and the stalk had grew through the colon already. Since you are so close to Duke I really would go there for a second opini...
by chrissyrice
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cauliflower stalk/ mushroom mass, 5cm: How to proceed?
Replies: 35
Views: 7641

Re: cauliflower stalk/ mushroom mass, 5cm: How to proceed?

Yes, makes me wonder too. Results of the CT scan are important too ... you could have other spots that would make the second colonoscopy a mute point and take you in a different direction with oncologist and colorectal surgeon. Be sure to seek out an NCI center for your best care. Best wishes for a ...

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