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by friendship
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions

It's my husbands last day of chemoradiation today as well. The last two weeks were pretty rough for him..he has BAD burns from radiation and is waking up 2-3 times a night in a lot of pain. I think it's pretty standard that your mom has to wait a few weeks to get her scans done. Here we are booked ...
by friendship
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions

....If anyone has any suggestions for dos/donts during the wait period, I would really appreciate it. -friendship There are some pre-surgery suggestions that member rp1954 has made in the past. You might want to look into some of his posts, particularly the ones on cimetidine, and ask your doctor a...
by friendship
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions

I guess coping with the wait periods is a personal thing, but a few things I’ve found that helped: - As hard as the radiation has been on your mum, chances are it’s been waaay harder on the tumour! In fact one reason for the wait period is that much of the tumour shrinkage happens in the weeks *aft...
by friendship
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions

Hi everyone, Mom was diagnosed with Rectal cancer in January. Today is the last day of her 6 weeks chemo radiation treatment. I am very grateful to this forum for providing us with all the support to survive this treatment. She has been in a lot of pain the last few days. She even had fever during t...
by friendship
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

... Also an update - mom is starting chemo radiation on Tuesday. Best wishes for a good start on chemo/radiation this week. And try to do something special for your Mom on Thursday . Let us know how the first week goes. There are a lot of folks here who have been through neo-adjuvant chemo/radiatio...
by friendship
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

friendship - I notice that you have been spending a lot of time on the board recently in the "Reading Topics" mode. Are you finding all of the topics that you are looking for? Let us know if you need any help. Now that you have geen promoted to Registered User status you should be able to...
by friendship
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Radiation + Xeloda side effects during chemo/rad

Here is a link to some information on managing side effects while on chemo/ radiation. It is important to keep side effects under control in order to avoid possible suspension or termination of the 6-weeks of treatment. Radiation + Xeloda (capecitabine) side effects http://coloncancersupport.colonc...
by friendship
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

.. ⋅ What is the "T" level? T1, T2, T3, or T4? (This could make a big difference in the assessed risk level) ⋅ How many lymph nodes, exactly, are suspected of being malignant? Thank you. Thank you for all the info. I'm sorry I forgot to mention we had a CT scan before ...
by friendship
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

Question: Can you find out what kind of radiation machine they will be using for the chemo/radiation? Does this machine have the IMRT / IGRT capability? https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48936&p=372445#p372445 Definitely asking about this during our next appointme...
by friendship
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

... Our oncologist is getting her started on chemo radiation for 6 weeks starting next week. Any kind of input is really appreciated. For chemo radiation, it is important to follow the instructions closely. There are two areas that I think should be mentioned especially. ⋅  Hydration - It...
by friendship
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

Here is a draft of your signature, showing the data known to date. Some items are missing and need to be specified later, when known. Eventually you should create a proper signature in your profile so that other members here can see your mother's situation at a glance. Caregiver to Mom/ F, xx years...
by friendship
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

... Any kind of input is really appreciated... Welcome to the Forum. It would be good if you could provide more information about your mother's situation so that others here can determine whether or not they have anything pertinent to say. There are indeed some folks here who can provide input in t...
by friendship
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

I’m sorry you are here. I have seen signet cell discussed here before so make sure to browse the search and try to connect with someone here who may be more of an expert on the topic. I will keep you and your mom in my prayers. Believe me, I know the feeling of “cant lose” someone you love so much....
by friendship
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

Hi and welcome, sorry for the reason you are here. Yes signet cell can be scary, butt we do have a few survivors. Hopefully some will chime in here soon. My best advice if you have not already done so, get a 2nd opinion at a major cancer hospital or treatment center. They tend to be on the leading ...
by friendship
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Mom diagnosed with rectal cancer - Adenocarcinoma with signet cells - SCARED

Hi, Received my mom's diagnosis on Saturday as Stage 3 adenocarcinoma with signet cells. Googled "signet cell" and now I am scared to death. Our oncologist is getting her started on chemo radiation for 6 weeks starting next week. Any kind of input is really appreciated. I can't lose my mom...

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