Search found 125 matches

Go to advanced search

by boxhill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Sad news

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that the fact that you were able to be with him and care for him helps bring you peace.
by boxhill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MSI-H with liver met, in search of help
Replies: 19
Views: 1709

Re: MSI-H with liver met, in search of help

Trevor, I just saw this thread. I also live in Maine, but in the Portland area, so my hospital is Maine Med. My surgeon was Juan Palma Vargas, and he did a great job, especially from my POV in finding a tiny liver met by feel and removing it. It didn't show in the ER CT scan, and things might be qui...
by boxhill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?

I had the flu vaccine in October during FOLFOX. They actually gave it to me at the cancer center. As long as it is the KILLED virus, it's fine. I'd go ahead and get it, if I were you. :) My NP said that any vaccination with a killed virus should be okay, but I can't speak to what you need for Costa ...
by boxhill
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time from dx to first treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 1429

Re: Time from dx to first treatment?

Went to ER with what turned out to be blockage on March 17th, surgery that night, port installed April 12th, chemo started May 4th. There was a slight delay because of the difficulty of scheduling 2nd opinion at Dana Farber suggested by my onc.
by boxhill
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post surgical changes. Reoccurrence?
Replies: 16
Views: 1030

Re: Post surgical changes. Reoccurrence?

I think it is normal not to do PET scans so soon after surgery, because chances are they would light up with a lot of surgical changes and it would be very difficult to determine what was what. Or so I was told.
by boxhill
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another disappointing ER visit and frustrations!
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Another disappointing ER visit and frustrations!

Have you considered contacting the GI directly?
by boxhill
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver Lesion Identified, Four Years After Original Diagnosis
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Liver Lesion Identified, Four Years After Original Diagnosis

I'm confused: are all of those kidney results referring to the same mass?

I would ask my onc whether a liver MRI was in order.
by boxhill
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about necessity of CEA labwork
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: Question about necessity of CEA labwork

I think everyone should have genetic testing. It determines the best course of treatment, it gives potentially gives information to descendants. Why not have it? I gather that my CEA is tested along with everything else before I have my infusions, but they don't bother to tell me what it is because ...
by boxhill
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pregnancy after colon cancer
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: Pregnancy after colon cancer

Congratulations to both of you!
by boxhill
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what happens after chemo?
Replies: 27
Views: 8694

Re: what happens after chemo?

Last week I asked my oncologist what we'll do when I finish the 12 cycles of FOLFOX. Right now he's trying to get me through the last few cycles without any more delays. Neulasta has fixed my WBC /neutrophil problem nicely, but platelets continue to be a problem. They were 58 on the scheduled day fo...
by boxhill
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Abscess
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Abscess

I'm afraid I don't have any useful advice, but I'm sorry you are afflicted with this debilitating condition. I hope that they can take some more aggressive steps to heal it more quickly.
by boxhill
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 59
Views: 12627

Re: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects

My understanding has been that the constipation is from the anti-nausea meds given as pre-meds. It happened to me the first cycle, but not since then. I have virtually constant diarrhea/loose stools instead. :) That may be partially because of Metformin. Having had a right hemicolectomy does mean th...
by boxhill
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The things people say to cancer patients
Replies: 44
Views: 8084

Re: The things people say to cancer patients

I have to confess that I like it when people tell me I look great. It makes me feel good about myself. Which is something I need more of.
by boxhill
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: STAGE 3 rectal cancer treatment without surgery
Replies: 25
Views: 5245

Re: STAGE 3 rectal cancer treatment without surgery

I wonder how much of the problem is caused by radiation, rather than the surgery? I know my husband has had ongoing urinary tract problems clearly caused by the radiation to the prostate bed a couple of years after surgery, rather than the surgery itself. (Not that I would advocate his forgoing it.)...
by boxhill
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scared of Symptoms
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Scared of Symptoms

Could the groin pain be a lymph node? I don't have any insight into the French medical system, but if you are having trouble communicating, can you either take a friend who is fluent and can translate for you, or write down a detailed description of your symptoms and get someone to translate it into...

Go to advanced search



cron