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by child#6
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Upstaged after surgery
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

Re: Upstaged after surgery

It is not uncommon to be up staged. This group is awesome and will be a ton of support.
by child#6
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1567
Views: 336775

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

You can get a pulse oximeter on Amazon.com. I have found them to be accurate for me.
by child#6
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news!
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: Good news!

Awesome news! Take a breath. Wishing you all the best. This place is so wonderful. So many people with loads of info and hope!
by child#6
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s my 20th anniversary today :) (stage 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Re: It’s my 20th anniversary today :) (stage 4)

Congrats! Hope you are still here for the 3010 Colodar. That would be a miracle feat!
by child#6
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: Good news

I hope we can proceed with life but we were informed that my husband is very likely Lynch positive so we don't really know. In my research on such I found that he is much more susceptible to brain, skin and liver and lung Ca. Only time will tell, but we take each day as it comes together.
by child#6
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 19 mm sessile polyp found in 88 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: 19 mm sessile polyp found in 88 year old

Just because a doctor recommended something it doesn't mean you have to follow it.Unless your Dad is an extremely spry 88 year old putting him through all that does not feel right to me.I know I would not want my dad to be recovering from a surgery such as that at 88. You know your dad best. Talk wi...
by child#6
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: Good news

Yes we have a good surveillance schedule. Following the NCCN guidelines, but a little bit tighter.
by child#6
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Good news

We had a visit with the oncologist yesterday. My husband's stage 2 colon cancer will not require any chemo. He has no risk factors. It's blood work, scans and colonoscopies. Colonoscopies can be no more than 3 years apart, Dr. prefers it be closer to two years.
by child#6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2- no follow up care???
Replies: 16
Views: 5220

Re: Stage 2- no follow up care???

Saw the surgeon today. Again he used the words" you are considered cured". I said as I understood it stage 2 colon cancer can be kind of iffy. We brought up an appointment with an oncologist. He said he felt it wasn't necessary because my husband did not need any follow up, however I said ...
by child#6
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pizza
Replies: 21
Views: 4731

Re: Pizza

My husband had Right hemicolectomy last Tuesday. Surgeon said pizza was fine. Just don't eat highfiber foods, raw veggies or things like popcorn and nuts until he sees the surgeon on the 19th of June.
by child#6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questionable submucosal cecal mass
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Questionable submucosal cecal mass

My husband just had a right hemicolectomy last week for what we initially thought was stage 1. He was in the hospital for 3 days and is recovering well. Expected to return to work on the 20th. There has not been any change in his stool or anything else of concern. When pathology came back after surg...
by child#6
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need some help guys
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: I need some help guys

I think a colonoscopy is about as invasive as you can get, barring surgery. I also think a colonoscopy would give you great peace of mind. They give you great drugs so you might not even be awake. If it takes a benzodiazepine for you to get there I think it's well worth it.
by child#6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2- no follow up care???
Replies: 16
Views: 5220

Re: Stage 2- no follow up care???

11 nodes were taken and came back clear. I do not know if he was 2A, B, or C? There was no obstruction or preferation.
by child#6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2- no follow up care???
Replies: 16
Views: 5220

Stage 2- no follow up care???

My husband's pathology is back. Stage 2 with no node involvement. Surgeon said they are confident they got it all. Husband will need no further care except for yearly colonoscopy for a few years. Is this right? Should I feel confident with this? Next appointment is in one week so I want to be sure.
by child#6
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 32
Views: 7258

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

New info: This is not from the surgical biopsy but the CT scan am I right to be concerned? The ct scan said there was an indeterminate spot on the liver that measured 4 mm. It could only be seen and measured on the axial view. The surgeon did not mention this and said he was hopeful the biopsy at su...

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