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by martd
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clarification on response rate with Folfox as first line treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Clarification on response rate with Folfox as first line treatment

My only treatment was folfox, I had a very good response. But everyone is different. It also depends on the genetics of the cancer.
by martd
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dexamethasone
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Dexamethasone

The taste problem is difficult to deal with I even had trouble drinking water, one thing I found that helped was peppermint candy, the round red and white striped ones. I would have one in my mouth while drinking, worked really good. As far as eating, anything he has an appetite for,. feed it to him...
by martd
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What options after chemo no longer effective?
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: What options after chemo no longer effective?

I just noticed your signature. I would definitely get another opinion and start with MSKCC
by martd
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What options after chemo no longer effective?
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: What options after chemo no longer effective?

Getting another opinion at a major cancer hospital. Or if you're at a major center now still get another opinion. What type of cancer do you have? And what surgery was declined?
by martd
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T3cN2a, refusing chemotherapy?
Replies: 80
Views: 23877

Re: T3cN2a, refusing chemotherapy?

I did 11 rounds with oxaliplatin,..I don't have irreversible nerve damage
by martd
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 fu and oxaliplatin
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: 5 fu and oxaliplatin

I didn't use any supplements during chemo other than ginger to help with nausea, ginger ale worked good. I didn't know much about supplements at that time but I've seen many posts here where supplements were helpful. Search for threads on supplements there are members here that are very knowledgeabl...
by martd
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 fu and oxaliplatin
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: 5 fu and oxaliplatin

I completed 12 rounds of folfox but reduced the oxi by 50% round 11and eliminated round 12 due to neuropathy. It's very important your dad communicates all side effects to the Onc. Supplements are very helpful but also discuss them with the Dr before taking anything. Stay hydrated, drink lots of flu...
by martd
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My husband has passed
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: My husband has passed

I'm sorry you had to go through this..
Wishing you some good days

Dan
by martd
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: THC RSO
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: THC RSO

Pretty sure if THC could cure cancer the oncology profession would not exist. THC can help with side effects from chemo but it's not going to kill a cancer cell.
by martd
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mixed mri results
Replies: 36
Views: 1517

Re: mixed mri results

I agree looks like a good response. Try not to let the radiology report worry you you'll get answers at the appt. , I know that's easier said than done.
by martd
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mixed mri results
Replies: 36
Views: 1517

Re: mixed mri results

One of the main things they look at with the first scan is if the cancer is responding to the chemo if not then they try a different line. Maybe this is what the Onc was trying to say, although it obviously has to do with surgery. If there wasn't a good response they wouldn't necessarily say no chan...
by martd
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Well this is interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: Well this is interesting

Sounds like a good call getting you over to Mayo, hope all goes well and they find a whole lot of nothing!

Dan
by martd
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NED for 2+ years, CRC on liver recurred; will start chemo next week
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: NED for 2+ years, CRC on liver recurred; will start chemo next week

Was the doctor who said no surgery her oncologist? If so maybe get an appointment with her surgeon and get his/her perspective

Dan
by martd
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Life Insurance

My insurance policy has the same terminal illness rider, it also has a critical illness rider. I qualified for that and was able to pull $25,000. It was quick and easy, had a check in 2 weeks.
by martd
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Has anyone had pain from lung mets?
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Has anyone had pain from lung mets?

Sorry I don't have experience with your situation, but I remember during chemo I would have random pain, the worse was a super sharp pain in my side that would go away almost as fast as it came. But that only happened a few times. Be sure to report this right away, there's a chance its a blood clot....

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