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by Gravelyguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed

I am so thankful for the news you got! I would do all follow up scans with you surgeon’s hospital. They are better prepared to compare new scans with previous one!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still here still clear
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Still here still clear

That’s awesome Dave!!! Guess what—my mom got great news on her most recent scans as well—everything looked clear and CEA dropped. I am so thankful. But even crazier, due to COVID, her surveillance was pushed back and rescheduled to June 17th so you guys were at Mayo on the same day!!! I am so glad ...
by Gravelyguy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still here still clear
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Still here still clear

I had my 6 month scans and follow up visit today at Mayo Rochester. I can not tell you how much I like doing everything in one day! All blood work, mri, and CT were “unremarkable”! We even talked of going to 1 year for scans possibly after the next 6 month check in. I was not sure I would make it to...
by Gravelyguy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: An aspirin a day helps keep bowel cancer away
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: An aspirin a day helps keep bowel cancer away

I had my 6 month scans and visit today at Mayo. I have been taking a low dose aspirin for over a year now and asked my onc. what the recommended dosage was as I tend to bleed pretty easily. He told me to keep taking what I am, but there isn’t a definitive dosage at this time.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 month scans clear
Replies: 20
Views: 1949

Re: 6 month scans clear

That is awesome news Rob! I am at Mayo Rochester for scans tomorrow.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed

Hi Vana3, Sorry you have to go through this. I had a very similar experience with my first post surgery scans. They were done at my local hospital and they were very concerned about recurrence. They sent me back to Mayo because I was scheduled for take down surgery and they don’t mess with liver stu...
by Gravelyguy
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need help!! Ablation or No ablation??
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Need help!! Ablation or No ablation??

I don’t know you mom’s full story, but I would definitely seek a 2nd opinion at a major cancer center. I had one of my liver Mets ablated But it was in conjunction with a wedge resection and primary tumor removal so I can’t give you any insight into how taxing the procedure is. I very could be wrong...
by Gravelyguy
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another clear CT, again!
Replies: 13
Views: 1767

Re: Another clear CT, again!

Awesome, Amy! Enjoy the day!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed May 27, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Celebrating 10 years since my Stage IV DX!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2892

Re: Celebrating 10 years since my Stage IV DX!!!!!

Congrats and thank you for the hope you give!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed May 13, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the club we never wanted to join...
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: New to the club we never wanted to join...

Welcome Readerokie, But sorry you guys are here at the same time. I think Stu said it well and I have no info about fertility either. I would only add that an MRI might be in order. MRI does a better job of identifying liver tumors than a CT. Like Stu said, I think it is great that they were able to...
by Gravelyguy
Mon May 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Aspirin question
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Aspirin question

margiej wrote:
Thanks, Dave..will be interesting to hear his thoughts. You must be in my neck of the woods...I am in Western Wisconsin.



Hi Margie,

I am in Central MN, so pretty close. I was at Mayo for surgery and radiation and now all of my follow ups.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Mon May 11, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Aspirin question
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Aspirin question

Timely thread! I have been taking a low dose aspirin for a couple years now as I read similar reports. I have an upcoming June appointment with my Onc at Mayo. It is my understanding that he has published some studies about the use of aspirin to prevent recurrence of CRC. I have met with his NP the ...
by Gravelyguy
Fri May 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lukewarm to positive?
Replies: 28
Views: 4499

Re: Lukewarm to positive?

That is great news, Claudine!

After he gets out, time to celebrate!!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lukewarm to positive?
Replies: 28
Views: 4499

Re: Lukewarm to positive?

That is so awesome, Claudine, that it is not a cancer surgery! Praying for great results.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello, I'm new here
Replies: 22
Views: 2394

Re: Hello, I'm new here

Welcome!

This is a great place with many knowledgeable people and those of us that don’t know much but they let in the club anyway.


Dave

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