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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: 266

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: 231

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: 309

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: 6
Views: 281

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: 8
Views: 552

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: 162

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: 162

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: 413

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: 444

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...
by Lee
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New to site
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: New to site

Welcome, and THANK YOU for sharing your journey. Yes I'm sure it is going to help a lot of new members. Yes this forum is wonderful and yes, Dr Kemeny and gang are great doctors. Many members on this forum can vouch for what she and Dr. D'Angelica have performed. May you ALWAYS reside in NEDville, Lee
by Lee
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Family friend Stage IV recurrence
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Family friend Stage IV recurrence

Thanks, Jack&KatiesMommy, I don't know much of the details but I assume she has had the tumor tested. I might just ask my aunt to inquire instead of assuming. You really might want to read her thread (see below), it really is a game changer. And see how she did it. http://coloncancersupport.col...
by Lee
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possible stenosis at anastomosis
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Possible stenosis at anastomosis

Hi Susie,

When you saw the surgeon 6 months ago, did surgeon do a digital exam and/or the scope? My advice, yes follow up with the surgeon, butt if you are not having problem, don't try to fix it.

Good luck,

lee
by Lee
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Short Term (5 Days) Radiation - Side Effects?
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Question for those who have had Pelvic Radiation - Proton Therapy?

Sorry no one has responded to you yet. Can you talk to a radiation doctor and get there input. Yes radiation can have side effects, I suffer from some of those side effects, butt please understand a lot of advancements have been made since I had radiation over 14 years ago. Short term radiation hope...
by Lee
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Enemas - HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Enemas - HELP

Hi Scott, Sorry no one has responded to you yet, I hope by bumping this back to the top, someone with experience with enemas can answer you directly. I don't have any experience with enemas, as I have a permanent colostomy. Have you checked the search button? Top left side "Search this Forum&qu...
by Lee
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member looking for information
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: New Member looking for information

Hi Kim, Welcome, sorry for the reason you had to join. Not sure where you live, butt getting a 2nd opinion at a major cancer hospital or major cancer treatment center is ALWAYS a good idea. You might want to do a search here on HIPEC procedure. Top left hand "Search this Forum", input HIPE...

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