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by MassMike
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CAT Scan Question
Replies: 5
Views: 940

CAT Scan Question

Does anyone know what a part glass nodule is? My mom just had one pop up on her most recent scan. I'll attach the findings below. Her oncologist doesn't seem concerned, but of course I am. She was sick and getting over an infection prior to her scan, but still. Anyone have any insight on this? Thank...
by MassMike
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3 to 4
Replies: 28
Views: 6136

Re: Stage 3 to 4

Are you sure that you're stage 4 and they're just not benign "things"? Nodules on the lung and liver are both pretty common and don't always indicate cancer. Usually they follow the nodules for a while before doing anything invasive.
by MassMike
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can benign lung nodules shrink?
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: Can benign lung nodules shrink?

Anyone have any insight? Freaking out really bad :cry:
by MassMike
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can benign lung nodules shrink?
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Can benign lung nodules shrink?

Mom had an initial scan that showed non suspicious Lung nodules. 6 months later they rescanned and shrunk, but the thing is this scan was 3 months into Folfox. Are they Mets because they shrunk? Or can benign lung nodules shrink? She’s had pneumonia and bronchitis many times in her life. She has mul...
by MassMike
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer Lung Nodule follow up (FREAKING OUT)
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Rectal Cancer Lung Nodule follow up (FREAKING OUT)

So my mom had some lung nodules on her first scan, so they did a recheck 6 months later (after 3 FOLFOX treatments). The thing is they shrunk. Now I’m freaking out, did they shrink from the chemo because they’re Mets??? Did they shrink because she was getting over an infection or for some other reas...
by MassMike
Mon May 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer recurrence rates?
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Rectal cancer recurrence rates?

My mother had pStage3b Rectal cancer, but got restaged to Stage 1 after surgery. Her treatment history is below in my signature. What I'm looking for is the recurrence rates of rectal cancer, as now I'm starting to think about it even though I shouldn't. Thanks!
by MassMike
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom skipped a cycle of chemo, nervous (stage 3 rectal cancer)
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Mom skipped a cycle of chemo, nervous (stage 3 rectal cancer)

Hey all, My mother is 4 cycles into her folfox regimen and she got a cold. Her onc decided to cancel her chemo this cycle until the next one because of the possibility of worsening infection and I'm wondering is this a bad thing? Will this effect anything if she skips a cycle? Does skipping a cycle ...
by MassMike
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All Lung Nodule Experiences
Replies: 36
Views: 19457

Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Figured I'd give an update. Mom had her 6 month follow up scan and her nodules all either disappeared or shrunk! Wow! Follow up scan in 6-12 months. :D
by MassMike
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer, Folfox, and side effects
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Rectal Cancer, Folfox, and side effects

My mom is on the mop up FOLFOX regimen for her rectal cancer and she just completed her 3rd cycle out of 8 (woohoo!) and she has begun to get a raspy voice. Is this a normal side effect? She has lung nodules that they deemed non suspicious and they're just keeping an eye on them but its freaking me ...
by MassMike
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All Lung Nodule Experiences
Replies: 36
Views: 19457

Re: All Lung Nodule Experiences

Anyone have any updates on their lung nodules?
by MassMike
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Moms Rectal Cancer Surgery Pathology
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Re: Moms Rectal Cancer Surgery Pathology

Overall, the result looks good to me. I'll give you my impression, but my view is the view of a layman, not a specialist. The pathology report gives information on two main areas: (1) how well the previous chemo/radiation sessions went, and (2) how well the surgery itself went. The report shows tha...
by MassMike
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Moms Rectal Cancer Surgery Pathology
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Re: Moms Rectal Cancer Surgery Pathology

Overall, the result looks good to me. I'll give you my impression, but my view is the view of a layman, not a specialist. The pathology report gives information on two main areas: (1) how well the previous chemo/radiation sessions went, and (2) how well the surgery itself went. The report shows tha...
by MassMike
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Moms Rectal Cancer Surgery Pathology
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Moms Rectal Cancer Surgery Pathology

Hello, My mother had her LAR surgery last week for her rectal cancer. The doctor was absolutely esctatic with how the surgery went and said it couldn’t have gone better. Her original staging was T3 N0/1, some lymph nodes looked enlarged on her MRI but they couldn’t tell if it was cancer or just enla...
by MassMike
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All Lung Nodule Experiences
Replies: 36
Views: 19457

All Lung Nodule Experiences

Hello, I wanted to see how many people have had lung nodules found on scans before. My mother was diagnosed with stage 2/3 rectal cancer and her docs found some lung nodules but said they're not suspicious, but of course I still worry 24/7. For context, she was a smoker for 35 years before quitting ...
by MassMike
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2/3 Rectal Cancer Scan Question/Results
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: Stage 2/3 Rectal Cancer Scan Question/Results

Hello Mike, I had similar concerns - could the cancer spread in-between chemo/radiation therapy and surgery or after surgery but before adjuvant chemotherapy. I talked it over with my oncologist and he said that he could order scans but that it could potentially delay the surgery if something were ...

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