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by Cured
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !
Replies: 16
Views: 2700

Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Phuong - I look forward to your leadership.

The Club is so important to so many....but we take it for granted that it will exist. Thanks for giving of yourself To keep it going.

PS: can spellcheck learn your name?
by Cured
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX vs. FOLFIRI
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: FOLFOX vs. FOLFIRI

Claudine: please apply all of that to your husband - as I read your signature. Adding Krone's is a messy wrinkle. I’m sure you all already have a diet and medical personnel advise you. I did the Ketogenic while on Folfiri and believe it helped. There are studies which support the concept that Keto h...
by Cured
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX vs. FOLFIRI
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: FOLFOX vs. FOLFIR

Claudine, ‘Hoping you respond and get better. Sorry you are in this club. Everybody is different and starts with different health status. The Oncs guess what will work for you; considering the Standard of Care. I hated the neuropathy affects of Oxy -but was happy to endure them hoping to kill-off th...
by Cured
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 768
Views: 281473

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

So glad you keep this optimistic thread going. I was cured for 10 years before my Rectal cancer was found to have metastasized. I am still optimistic and feel well. I turn 67 next month, and hope to see my grandchildren grow up. The chemo was tolerable. Tumors in my lungs are reduced. I have been do...
by Cured
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Olymphians w/ surgery advice/experiences??
Replies: 33
Views: 2980

Re: Olymphians w/ surgery advice/experiences??

Jep, I believe that the Netherlands knows well how to treat cancer. I have read results of several clinical trials performed there. But you are right to research as much as you can. WE are the managers of our health; the doctors are our advisers.

May God give you all comfort and strength.
by Cured
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curematch.com - opinions, please
Replies: 18
Views: 1534

Re: Curematch.com - opinions, please

TinaFish and all: diagnoses used to be simpler & I understood them. Now with the advanced genetic tests and Immunotherapy treatments it is harder for us patients to know what is correct and optimal. We place a lot more trust in the Oncs to tell us right. When I asked for the advanced tests it to...
by Cured
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back after almost 10 years NED - Ascites, Peri & Liver Mets!
Replies: 28
Views: 3900

Re: Back after almost 10 years NED - Ascites, Peri & Liver Mets!

Dear GrouseMan, So sad to hear of you & your wife’s struggle and loss. Truly, some of us are fortunate and go on living this life. It is much easier for our loved ones if we survive. By God’s grace and love I trust I will live forever- just not in this world. This knowledge relieves the worry. Y...
by Cured
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo question
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: Mop up chemo question

Jelen90, Chemo is not fun. But living with good health for several years is nice. My surgeon is also a cellular biologist. He says that once the cancer gets into our lymph nodes, then micro-tumors circulate in our bloodstream. The mop-up chemo often works, so I suggest doing it. I went 10 years heal...
by Cured
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin itch and rash
Replies: 11
Views: 1102

Re: Avastin itch and rash

Dear Macpudd, I hope you are doing better. We certainly go through a lot - and the medical Oncs are limited in what they provide. May God comfort you and give you and your family strength. I have had 2 doses of Avastin now. My Onc cautioned me about using the nasal spray Affrin, as I got a messy sin...
by Cured
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Insurance After Colon Cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Life Insurance After Colon Cancer

Group Life Insurance is usually an option. Either through his employer, or through an organization. I bought through AAA. There is some amount available from AARP and such. Talk with an independent Life Insurance agent. If your husband is healthy- then he just may pass a physical and be eligible for...
by Cured
Tue May 21, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back after almost 10 years NED - Ascites, Peri & Liver Mets!
Replies: 28
Views: 3900

Re: Back after almost 10 years NED - Ascites, Peri & Liver Met

So sorry to hear of your husband’s recurrence. similar to mine. After 10 years cured my cancer came back. Little doubt that it was aggravated by pneumonia vaccine; in my case. For your husband: his other health conditions caused his system to be fragile and for the cancer to roar again. If only the ...
by Cured
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 12th Round + Rang the Bell
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: 12th Round + Rang the Bell

My Medical Onc was not satisfied with raw MRI- so he ordered another one. As the MRI center had an opening, I ended up with 2 MRIs only 4 days apart. Each with Multihance Contrast. 2 days later I had a seizure and was in the hospital for a day and am now taking anti-seizure meds and can’t drive. It ...
by Cured
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 fu and oxaliplatin
Replies: 16
Views: 1713

Re: 5 fu and oxaliplatin

Nate, I am blessed not to need blood products, nor nupegen, and am able to avoid infections when on chemo. I encourage you and others to do the full FOLFOX regimen. Statistically the Oxaliplatin adds to your life expectancy. The platinum has some misery- neuropathy- but I accept temporary inconvenie...
by Cured
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radioactive Sugar Uptake -PET
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Radioactive Sugar Uptake -PET

2 days ago I had my 3rd PET Scan. It showed the largest tumor in my lung had decreased to the point you can’t see it. The scan probably doesn’t declare all clear- according to my medical oncologist. I still need directly to see the radiologists’ report. My Onc prefers that I stay on Maintenence chem...
by Cured
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 12th Round + Rang the Bell
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: 12th Round + Rang the Bell

We Met with medical oncologist to review results of MRI of head and full body PET scan. Results are good - but not perfect. It is less reassuring when you don’t get to view primary documents. I have to request a copy of the scans to CD; then find the radiologist’s report to get a better handle on wh...

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