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by Vana3
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good News!
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: Good News!

I agree with everyone. Please seek out a second and third opinion....Oncologists and surgeons. I did chemo and then a liver resection. There were 2 very small spots In liver found by internal ultrasound during surgery that were not seen on ct scans. We always get a second opinion and have been surpr...
by Vana3
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally consults in the works
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

Re: Finally consults in the works

Hi beach sunrise,

Glad to hear your first consult went well. I have had several opinions and it has surprised me sometimes how different the doctors can be.
Wishing you a good 2nd consult.

Kind Regards,
Vana
by Vana3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Vit D and immunotherapy
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: Vit D and immunotherapy

There was a study at Yale and Dana Farber, it was small group study but it showed Vitamin D is beneficial not sure if that benefit includes stage VI BUT I take it... why not?

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06- ... vival.html
by Vana3
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Energy
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: Energy

Hi! I think that NHMike had some great suggestions. Especially around sleep and finding some help with the kids. I am 4 1/2 months out from chemo and 3ish months since liver resection, my energy is not the same as it was but slowly slowly it’s coming back. My husband takes care of our toddler in the...
by Vana3
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First bad scan
Replies: 15
Views: 2535

Re: First bad scan

So sorry to hear about your scan news. I am 12 weeks out from liver surgery and have had a scan that was clear but with areas to watch and now I had a CEA spike and am headed for an unplanned scan tomorrow to see if somethings going on. I have read a lot of stories on hear about individuals treating...
by Vana3
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed

Thanks Dave! Your advice was right on... Now I am figuring out a crazy CEA spike from 4.6 to 8.6 MSK thinks it’s nothing and have blood work done again in 4 weeks. But our onc. at big cancer center wants another CT scan. (Going in on Tuesday) My Cea has never been reliable indicator 4.6 pre liver re...
by Vana3
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed

Well guys I have an update My surgeon reviewed the scans and says the spot is post surgical changes and that it will again be watched & evaluated at the next scan in September. We also have our main onc. who is at a major cancer center and she said it was nothing to be concerned about... chemo b...
by Vana3
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FDA Approved Keytruda for MSS Tumors w/ TMB of 10+!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2179

Re: FDA Approved Keytruda for MSS Tumors w/ TMB of 10+!!!

That’s awesome!
Thank you so much for sharing this news!
by Vana3
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still here still clear
Replies: 15
Views: 2767

Re: Still here still clear

YaY!!!!!!! so happy to hear your good news!!!
by Vana3
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 month scans clear
Replies: 21
Views: 3219

Re: 6 month scans clear

YaY!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
by Vana3
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed

Dave, Thank you, your message gives me hope and made me feel a little more calm. I think the moral of your story is something I might need to heed as well. The community clinic onc. did not have much to say other than we really needed the surgeons opinion because the suspicious area bordered the abl...
by Vana3
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed

Thank you Chimama, I really appreciate your kind words.
by Vana3
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Discouraging scans after liver resection, advice needed

Hi everyone I am in need of advice and and others experience and stories. 8 weeks ago I had a liver resection 3 small tumors were removed (2 small sections) and 3 were ablated (all three were so small no longer seen on scans but found with internal liver ultrasound during surgery). Pathology came ba...
by Vana3
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 for 4 years, looking for advice
Replies: 17
Views: 3077

Re: Stage 4 for 4 years, looking for advice

Hi Michelle, I am in the first year of diagnosis and so we have done lots of research but still just on the journey. There is quite a bit of evidence to support watch and wait. I have a similar view towards everything as you do. Would you be willing to share what you did with diet when you said you ...

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