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by Ranunculaceae
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member seeking support
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

Re: New member seeking support

Hey Trevor, sorry you are going through this! I had a 4 cm ascending colon tumor with a ton of large bulky lymph nodes and a liver met. I ended up having pre-op chemo to shrink everything down before surgery. Had to have an open resection to get it all out, and I did have my ileocecal valve removed,...
by Ranunculaceae
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My wife - Stage IV survivor, 9 years NED.
Replies: 12
Views: 2445

Re: My wife - Stage IV survivor, 9 years NED.

Thanks for posting! It's really great to hear that she is NED and doing well, hoping for the same once I'm done another 5 cycles of chemo!
by Ranunculaceae
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to minimize surgical complications
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: How to minimize surgical complications

I won’t have a choice about my surgeon at this point, but everyone I’ve mentioned his name to has said he’s skilled and he’s the head of the quality control committee for general surgeons in our area. One oncologist called him a “cowboy” hopefully that’s good? I need an aggressive surgery for a shot...
by Ranunculaceae
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda worries: back to the pump?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Xeloda worries: back to the pump?

Only a small tip but for the skin cracks I tried nexcare skin crack care- it’s like a liquid bandaid that you can put on the cracks. One on my thumb that was really bothering me healed within two days after a couple of weeks of struggling with it. I also had trouble with diarrhea on xeloda, found I ...
by Ranunculaceae
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How to minimize surgical complications
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

How to minimize surgical complications

34 year old on pre-op folfox + panitumumab for stage 4, surgery to be scheduled in a couple of months. Going to have ascending colon resection (no stoma), small liver resection and a pretty massive lymph node dissection (many positive nodes around the ascending colon and retroperitoneal). Any tips o...

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