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by Lee
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5mm indeterminate lesion in liver
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: 5mm indeterminate lesion in liver

Hi folks - Our second opinion surgeon who we felt uneasy with wanted to “explore” my liver, which sounded very vague and scary. He wasn’t with a major cancer center (although not a small local hospital), and we got a so-so vibe from him so we went elsewhere. I hate buyers’ remourse, but I have been...
by Lee
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5mm indeterminate lesion in liver
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: 5mm indeterminate lesion in liver

Hi and welcome, so very sorry for the reason you are here. What is the world renown cancer center. It's okay to say it here. We are all pretty familiar with all the cancer hospital here in the USA. And abroad. We have member in just about all major countries. Getting a 2nd or even a 3rd opinion is A...
by Lee
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Give your body a break...
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Give your body a break...

I think his Dr is transitioning your husband from FOXFOX to maintenance chemo. Generally they like to keep you on FOLFOX for 6 months and then a break if possible. If he does not need additional infusions of oxiplatin and leucovoran, why add it? I think what they will be looking for is possible grow...
by Lee
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy at 25-- Scared
Replies: 29
Views: 1811

Re: Colonoscopy at 25-- Scared

Hello everyone! So my colonoscopy went great on Friday. They only found hemorrhoids. I can honestly say you all are right, the worst part about the entire process is the prep. Lol. I want to say thank you to everyone who gave me nice and encouraging words. You guys rock! Really made me feel better ...
by Lee
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nausea/Vomiting BEFORE Chemo?
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Nausea/Vomiting BEFORE Chemo?

MikeManess wrote:I . . . just because I thought of chemo.

Any advice out there from other pre-chemo nausea folks?


I suspect the thought of chemo is causing your nausea. Have you tried ginger? It's suppose to help with nausea. Ginger snap cookies, Ginger Ale soda or just plain ginger root.

Good luck,

Lee
by Lee
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 447
Views: 44686

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I'm so sorry to read about your liver met. This is a set back, butt you can get to NEDville again. When I was diagnosed many years ago, I too worried about mets. I would come to understand for many people it did happen. Butt the good news, they had the surgery to remove it and they were NED from tha...
by Lee
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3 rectal cancer....
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Stage 3 rectal cancer....

I was diagnosed with stage IIIC rectal cancer in 2004 (over 14 yrs ago) and I never went to stage IV. It would be 4 yrs later when I realized I probably beat my cancer. I understand your fear, butt yes there are many of us out there.

Good luck,

Lee
by Lee
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone with a Similar Experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Anyone with a Similar Experience?

I think he should be okay, because it sounds like he has been getting some chemo. Butt my question is, if no 5FU and no more Oxaliplatin, what will he get for round 12?

Lee
by Lee
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member looking for information
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: New Member looking for information

I see that you are in Texas, By any chance near Houston?

MD Anderson is one of the best cancer hospitals. If you can, check it out.

Lee
by Lee
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to the forum ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: New to the forum ...

Welcome, sorry for the reason you are here. Yes these forum is wonderful with a lot of knowledgeable people. And lots of support.

Make yourself at home,

Lee
by Lee
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Brain metastasis
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: Brain metastasis

I am so sorry this is happening to your husband. While it is very rare, yes a few people on this board have dealt with a brain met. Do his doctors have a plan of action yet?

You both will be in my thoughts and prayers for a successful outcome.

Lee
by Lee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 19 mm sessile polyp found in 88 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: 19 mm sessile polyp found in 88 year old

. . . The EMR procedure is less invasive than a bowel resection, however, if there are complications, a resection will be needed. My Dad sadly wants the procedure. I will be with him on August 23. Please consider getting a 2nd opinion with a "BOARD CERTIFIED" colon rectal surgeon. Those f...
by Lee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 19 mm sessile polyp found in 88 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: 19 mm sessile polyp found in 88 year old

. . . All of this is disappointing, and honestly I do not believe the sessile polyp will be the cause of his death. At 88, I agree with this statement. At 88 yrs of age, it will be a very sloooow growing tumor IF it is cancer. What does your dad want to do? What is an EMR procedure? If your dad doe...
by Lee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help understanding CEA
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: I need help understanding CEA

My CEA doubled when I was on chemo. I was told not to worry because the CEA is picking up a protein that the cancer cell emit, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CANCER CELLS ARE DYING. Thus more than likely the chemo was working. It took about 6 months following chemo for my numbers to drop back to the same level...
by Lee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Stage IV Diagnosis
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: New Stage IV Diagnosis

Hi Vanessa, Welcome, I am so sorry for the reason you are here. We do have many Canadian members here and hopefully they will start to chime in soon. Where in Canada is your sister? If it is possible, and your sister is willing to travel. Please get a 2nd opinion at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital...

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