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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: 244

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.
by natelaugh
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: daily enema HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: daily enema HELP

My dad use Dulcolax Medicated Laxative Suppositories. It is less work and messy than enema.

Nate.
by natelaugh
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling nervous, that time again
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Feeling nervous, that time again

Hi,

I noticed from reading people signature on here, when CEA is below 1.0, usually there is not detection of cancer. Good Luck!!

nate.
by natelaugh
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo question
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Mop op chemo question

My dad oncologist and from my reading, chemo is either 6 cycle/3 months or 12 cycles/6 months is depending on what stage and how aggressive the cancer.

Nate.
by natelaugh
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT shows my liver met is SMALLER!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: CT shows my liver met is SMALLER!!

That is good news that CEA went down. I am happy for you!!

Nate.
by natelaugh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice
Replies: 45
Views: 4890

Re: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice

Have Karen try alternative medication for pain management, such as cannabis?

nate.
by natelaugh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP. Mother’s treatment wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: HELP. Mother’s treatment wrong?

- the general surgeon will deliver pathology results. Shouldn’t an oncologist be involved? When the surgery is done and you are home, the surgeon refer you to an oncologist if needed. - pre-op she asked general surgeon how many lymph nodes would be removed. He said he’d know when he got in. Does thi...
by natelaugh
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Keytruda....Working for MSS....Mutation Burden is the Key
Replies: 152
Views: 32569

Re: Keytruda....Working for MSS....Mutation Burden is the Key

Pyro,

5FU is a walk in the park for you. After 2-3 days disconnecting chemo, and it is ON. My dad would eat and gain his strength.

Nate.
by natelaugh
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Drug info
Replies: 1
Views: 342

New Drug info

Hi, I thought I add a topic on new drug for cancer. Please add other new drug/discovery when it occurs. UPDATE 1-Amgen drug shows high response rate in small lung and colon cancer trial. https://news.yahoo.com/1-amgen-drug-shows-high-151127828.html Amgen drug, which could become the first approved m...
by natelaugh
Wed May 29, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Keytruda....Working for MSS....Mutation Burden is the Key
Replies: 152
Views: 32569

Re: Keytruda....Working for MSS....Mutation Burden is the Key

A strategy I used to help my dad is use chemo to hold cancer at bay and hope a new med or technology break thru in 1-3yrs. Having hope can help to be mentally strong.

Nate.
by natelaugh
Mon May 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dexamethasone
Replies: 24
Views: 2106

Re: Dexamethasone

Nate: I think the conversations that you have engaged with your father’s oncologists will prove to be helpful in establishing a collaborative relationship in future discussions, as well. The body produces the equivalent of 0.8 mg dexamethasone as naturally occurring cortisol a day. Cortisol is a li...
by natelaugh
Mon May 27, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice
Replies: 45
Views: 4890

Re: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice

Thank you Miss Molly for your advise and help. I hope you feel better.

Nate.
by natelaugh
Tue May 07, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT Scan contrast injection and kidneys, advice, please
Replies: 12
Views: 1156

Re: CT Scan contrast injection and kidneys, advice, please

@Ethel, My dad has chronic kidney disease. We had to get a CT scan with contrast and because his creatinine was at 35, the hospital had to give him IV fluid. After the IV fluid, his creatinine went up to 42, which is okay to do the scan. Maybe the radiologist think your creatinine meet the standard ...
by natelaugh
Tue May 07, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Frequent Bowel Movements 3 to 4 Days After 5-FU Leucouvorin Disconnect
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Frequent Bowel Movements 3 to 4 Days After 5-FU Leucouvorin Disconnect

@Paula,
My dad is on 5FU and leucovorin. The oncologist prescribe my dad loperamide hydrochloride for anti-diarrhea. However, my dad has constipation so we never use it.

@hiker,
What med or things did you do to help with constipation?

Thanks,
Nate.

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