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by texmexflute
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mild ascites and jaundice - cancer spread to liver?
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Mild ascites and jaundice - cancer spread to liver?

Has your dad had a recent echo of his heart? My wife has a bad tricuspid valve and has one yearly. Cardiologist is tracking for congestive heart failure. He says if she has shortness of breath (resting) or any fluid retention, that could be an indicator. Just wondered if his cardiologist has done a ...
by texmexflute
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation FAQ
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Radiation FAQ

I had SBRT to 2 liver mets in January. The tumor board thought this was a better way to get to the mets that were deep and tricky. They were around 2.5 cm each. The easiest to reach was done in one session that lasted about an hour and a half. The other had a different approach so they did in 3 frac...
by texmexflute
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone in similar situation? No primary, L4 and adrenal gland mets
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Anyone in similar situation? No primary, L4 and adrenal gland mets

Had folfiri. Side effects were controlled with pre-chemo meds. Only side effect I noticed was I lost half my hair .
by texmexflute
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Follow-up/monitoring found lesions on liver/spleen after CRC surgery
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Follow-up/monitoring found lesions on liver/spleen after CRC surgery

After liver mets were found, I had a liver biopsy. Not really a big deal - out patient, percutaneous. It didn't really hurt and definitely diagnosed as adenocarcinoma. That's the way to tell. MRI can tell that they are there and the approximate size (based on the slice size) but to definitely diagno...
by texmexflute
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox protocols
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: Folfox protocols

Dave, Thanks for the Plexus suggestion. My wife uses the probiotic, so we're looking at the Nerve pills to see if that's something my onc would allow. And knowing you didn't have many problems with folfox is encouraging. Everyone I've read seemed to really struggle with it. Boxhill, At this point ge...
by texmexflute
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety is real!
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Scanxiety is real!

I just had my first scan since liver resection and sbrt to get rid of liver mets. MRI. It shouldn't be a big deal. I expect all to be clear! But last time I had a scan - after being staged 3b and completing mop-up chemo - mets were found in my liver! Stage 4! It was like a kick in the gut! So of cou...
by texmexflute
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member here - CT scan has me worried
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: New member here - CT scan has me worried

I second the "get a colonoscopy" reply. I didn't get one until I was 63 and they found a big cancer! And I hadn't had any symptoms other than bloodwork that said I was anemic. Also, CT scans are weird. They seem to always show strange things going on in our bodies! Other than liver mets, I...
by texmexflute
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox protocols
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Folfox protocols

Hi all! I'm fairly new to this forum but have been doing a lot of reading. After recovering from liver resection and sbrt, the plan is to do mop-up chemo - 6 more rounds. I was on folfiri + avastin with very few side effects but onc was not happy with the fact that 6 rounds did not impact my liver m...
by texmexflute
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver ultrasound tomorrow! Update!!
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: Liver ultrasound tomorrow!

My last child born was 24 weeks gestation - 1 lb 14 oz. The survival rate at that time was 10%. She is now 25 and has just finished her masters degree in social work. When we saw 30+ week babies, they looked HUGE! And they were in and out of the NICU so fast. Just like cancer care has changed, so ha...

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