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by natelaugh
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cat vs mri vs pet scan
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: cat vs mri vs pet scan

My dad recent CEA went from 7 to 12. This is a big jump and the only thing we did differently was getting an XRay for his back pain. His oncologist wants a CT scan and because he think it is better than MRI. I have ask him many that we want MRI and not CT. He refuse to do an MRI. We are schedule to ...
by natelaugh
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Do I need to eat meat during chemoradiation?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Do I need to eat meat during chemoradiation?

I went to a nutrition class for before and after chemo. The presenters said when on chemo eat whatever you want or can. The goal is to maintain the weight. My dad dislike meat and anything that has strong odors. So I got him tofu and vegan food. There are also vegan protein shake you can try.

Nate.
by natelaugh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon polyps
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Colon polyps

Hi,
There are few thing you can do.
1.) Lynch syndrome test, https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/lynch-syndrome
2.) Change diet.
3.) Do a CEA test.

Nate.
by natelaugh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA jump from 2.8 to 33 in 6 weeks -- what to make?
Replies: 21
Views: 1763

Re: CEA jump from 2.8 to 33 in 6 weeks -- what to make?

Hi, My dad recently got a cea test. It increase from 7.1 to 12.1. The only thing that we differently was did a x-ray on his back and change his leucovorin with sugar to salt. We switch back to what work. Current doing leucovorin with d5 or sugar. I think his x-ray had cause his cea to go up too. Do ...
by natelaugh
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant chemo or not / Decision time for adjuvant chemo
Replies: 31
Views: 1514

Re: Adjuvant chemo or not

My research for stage 2a also result in 3 months chemo treatment for colon cancer. My dad did 11 cycles of only 5FU as of today. We were also not sure if chemo was the right decision. However, when his oncologist said you have a chance for a cure of cancer because there is no tumor. If wait for the ...
by natelaugh
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Leucovorin reduced dose impact ?
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Leucovorin reduced dose impact ?

It appears to be in shortage per FDA. I don't know if this affects other countries than US. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/ I did a search for shortage and the result is "Leucovorin Calcium Lyophilized Powder for Injection". I am not sure if it is the same drug used ...
by natelaugh
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery did not happen
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Surgery did not happen

Hi Jep,

Hopefully, you will hear good news and options. I am surprised that a MRI didn't detect it. Did you had MRI with contrast or just normal MRI without contrast? Also, who read and wrote up the MRI report? Maybe it was there and they misread it?

Nate.
by natelaugh
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cat vs mri vs pet scan
Replies: 5
Views: 624

cat vs mri vs pet scan

Hi, My dad is almost finish with his 12 cycles 5FU treatments. He is soon to be scheduled for a scan. Normally, a CAT scan with contrast is done. However, he has chronic kidney disease. The doctor's reason for CAT scan is because he and other oncologists are train to read CAT scan. He claims MRI or ...
by natelaugh
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rick Simpson Oil results!!
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Rick Simpson Oil results!!

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by natelaugh
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: leucovorin sodium chloride vs leucovorin d5w
Replies: 2
Views: 307

leucovorin sodium chloride vs leucovorin d5w

Hi,

My dad was on leucoverin with 5% dextrose(sugar) and 5fu. However, since he is not doing Oxaliplatin they switch it to leucoverin sodium chloride. Which is better/effective using with 5fu, leucovorin sodium chloride or leucoverin 5% dextrose?

Thanks,
Nate.
by natelaugh
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Regorafenib + Nivolumab - Immunotherapy might work in MSS CRC
Replies: 35
Views: 5230

Re: Regorafenib + Nivolumab - Immunotherapy might work in MSS CRC

Hi Tina,

That is good. I hope it works for your. Immunotherapy is very expensive.
Nate.
by natelaugh
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member Having Surgery on Friday
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: New Member Having Surgery on Friday

Hi, I was told and my dad had a tough time recovering after surgery. My dad had issues with small intestine ileus (not waking up). My suggestion 1.) Only take pain med if needed because it can slow down recovery. 2.) Ask for an xray of your intestines to see if it wake up. If your intestine is swoll...
by natelaugh
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband has passed away from signet ring cell.
Replies: 16
Views: 1698

Re: Husband has passed away from signet ring cell.

I wish all the best for you and hope you will feel better in time.

Nate.
by natelaugh
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Upper abdomen Bloating
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: Upper abdomen Bloating

When my dad had lots of gas after his surgery. The surgeon wanted to use tube to decompress him, but we rejected it because he walk often and passing gas. Maybe try to walk often. You can get a blood test for CEA. Oncologist uses it as a marker for colon cancer.

Nate.

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