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by TMHRCH
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terminology and abbreviations
Replies: 55
Views: 173275

Re: Terminology and abbreviations

My pathology report states T4a N2a M1c......all the charts I find state M1a and M1b.....is there a M1c? Found something on it Colon Cancer Staging Updated: Jan 09, 2018 | Author: Lewis J Rose, MD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS more... https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2006674-overv...
by TMHRCH
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer: my treatment and side effects
Replies: 59
Views: 12535

Re: Colon cancer: treatment and side effects

But I do have some weird sensations: yesterday it seemed like I was periodically feeling cold in my port tube, at the point where the tubing goes into my neck. This morning it hurt a bit there, too. I do have some soreness at the port site from the infusion over the weekend (normal soreness, nothing...
by TMHRCH
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Colon Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Signet Ring Cell Colon Cancer

Thank you for your post. I tested negative for KRAS/BRAF & NRAS. I don't see anything on my reports about MSI. I did have genetic testing done because of my age and no family history and that was negative too. Evidently I'm just "lucky". I seemed to get almost every side effect of shot...
by TMHRCH
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Colon Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Signet Ring Cell Colon Cancer

I was diagnosed with Signet Ring Cell Colon Cancer in October 2017. I had my sigmoid colon removed and "extreme" endometriosis on my ovaries and rectum. It has been an "interesting" time since labor day weekend 2017 when evidently my tumor exploded inside my colon and decided it ...
by TMHRCH
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better news, Neuropathy & questions
Replies: 31
Views: 6104

Re: Better news, Neuropathy & questions

I have Stage IV Signet Ring Cell Colon Cancer. I did get the neuropathy from the chemo treatment. Due to my blood cells, the Dr reduced the drug that caused the neuropathy at session 8, we stopped all chemo after session 10. The studies do not show much difference in effect between 10 and 12 treatme...
by TMHRCH
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 4 more days until reversal for mom..
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: 4 more days until reversal for mom..

My ileostomy reversal was a very exciting day! Beat the doctor's odds, only had 5 weeks and was out of the hospital after reversal in 2 days. I couldn't eat much but potatoe salad sounds wonderful! Best of luck to your mom. I wish her well.

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