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by rp1954
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out I have cancer
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Just found out I have cancer

We used Life Extension's articles to immediately start "first aid for CRC" and gain important opportunities that conventional medicine hasn't recognized yet, within the first days and weeks. This worked well for us, despite what turned out to be stage 4b, confused information, delays, and ...
by rp1954
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: More questions on maintenance.
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: More questions on maintenance.

We got a surgeon to remove conglomerated para-aortic lymph nodes (PALN), some cancerous nodes enlarged to +-2 cm, mets identified as small as 2 mm (smaller micromets ignored ???). The conventional wisdom is that multiple lymph nodes means "chemo forever" and so far, that's the way it is fo...
by rp1954
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CA 19-9 levels
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: CA 19-9 levels

Yes, CA199 can go that high but usually in other cancer, certain injuries, or large mass. It would be useful to see the entire blood dataset, including non-cancer panels because there can be information in the combined set that may suggest the potential magnification of the CA19-9 value or overall s...
by rp1954
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda-induced diarrhea
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Xeloda-induced diarrhea

If the diarrhea is associated with damaged villi and mucosa then it might be partly a toxicity question and a question of supplements for GI healing. Although dosage is the easy blame, some drugs or folic acid can magnify 5FU or Xeloda's toxicity. We used supplements like glutamine, vitamin C, zinc ...
by rp1954
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Higher Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer survival
Replies: 54
Views: 3943

Re: Higher Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer survival

Looks like your level is reported in nmol/l as the unit of measure. That serum vitamin D range would be 20 - 60 ng/ml, which is typical. Some researchers and doctors think that there are therapeutic regimes at higher levels, with a slightly prescriptive application (e.g. extra menatetrenone, no exce...
by rp1954
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Higher Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer survival
Replies: 54
Views: 3943

Re: Higher Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer survival

Just be aware about which units your country's labs use for 25 hydroxy vitamin D in blood. It's a huge difference.
For example:
37.7 ng/ml = 94 nmol/l
vs
94 ng/ml = 235 nmol/l
by rp1954
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what if you don't do chemo?
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: what if you don't do chemo?

There are two directions you could try. First, formulas that extend daily oral chemo at lower doses with other off label ingredients as Maia and I have discussed. Second, immune boosting formulas that may be helpful, perhaps exemplified by WhiteSwan's mom , but with more ingredients for mCRC. We hav...
by rp1954
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curious about "maintenance"
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: Curious about "maintenance"

Trust the FDA's approved drugs here in the U.S. mmm. We've had some bad experiences with FDA approved drugs that were later blackboxed, withdrawn or intensively litigated, too late to do a lot of US patients any good, including me. For chemo, we've found milder options than big guns like oxaliplati...
by rp1954
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3.1 cm tumor/cancer found in colon
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: 3.1 cm tumor/cancer found in colon

I agree about poor performance on the first day of a CRC diagnosis. You can do something about it and not just wait around for scraps. We successfully did "first aid" for what turned out to be stage 4 colon cancer, with the Life Extension Foundation recommendations and expanding on them. I...
by rp1954
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Confusing pathology results
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Confusing pathology results

The biggest issue is the liver feature, if it is not cancerous then he is stage 2 and M0. If it is detected as cancerous he is M1, an early stage 4a but with some good, potentially curative options at this moment . He is assumed M0 without additional clear, direct findings. Where I have a lot of tec...
by rp1954
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curious about "maintenance"
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: Curious about "maintenance"

I just don't know how you know which supplements and off-label drugs to use and what dosage. I've been combing the Life Extension website for a few months and right now I have him on Vit D3, Vit E, magnesium ascorbate, glutamine, curcumin, folic acid, Vit B6 and Tagamet. I'd like to add modified ci...
by rp1954
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curious about "maintenance"
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: Curious about "maintenance"

duplicate, please delete
by rp1954
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curious about "maintenance"
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: Curious about "maintenance"

That's a conventional Xeloda maintenance plan. Wife uses continuous daily chemo with extra adjuncts like celebrex and heavy duty supplements, slowly changed until the various markers improve. We have picked off several scanned objects each in the peritoneum, liver and lungs at different times with c...
by rp1954
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: immuno chemotherapy
Replies: 1
Views: 424

immuno chemotherapy

I've been asked about our immuno chemotherapy. Basically we stack immune adjuncts, mostly oral supplements, along with IV vitamin C, cimetidine and celecoxib (Celebrex), higher and deeper. We started early on while WBC counts were still high and have worked to maintain WBC levels even while on daily...
by rp1954
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer and dentistry questions and CEA question
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Colon cancer and dentistry questions and CEA question

Our experience has been that nutrients associated with collagen and bone formation slow or reverse bone and tooth loss while on metronomic chemo. Perhaps supportive supplementation in general is beneficial too since lack of salivation with too much chemo damage, aids tooth decay. These nutrients inc...

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