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by DanInMN
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

Thanks again for the thoughts and info. Very helpful! My biopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. I'm going to try to get a hold of my oncologist before then to ask about seeding. From what I've read, it does seem like a low risk thing, but still..... I will definitely update this thread when I know more.
by DanInMN
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox.. ugh
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Folfox.. ugh

DanInMN - what anxiety meds were you on? I genuinely can't remember. Anxiety was terrible for me at first. It was so bad the first time I dropped off a prescription at the pharmacist but could not wait the 5 minutes they said it would take to fill it. I had to have my wife take off from work to pic...
by DanInMN
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

Thanks for all the kind replies. Right now, the plan is to start with the biopsy and see where we are at. I assume a PET scan would follow a positive result. I did have a PET scan 5 years ago with no uptake from the couple nodules I have. My biggest worry is that the growth over the last year or two...
by DanInMN
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

Actually, now that I've made the mistake of reading about nodule growth, I'm really scared.
by DanInMN
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

DarknessEmbraced wrote:I hope that your lung biopsy will be clear.*hugs*


Thanks. I guess I'm just venting.
by DanInMN
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox.. ugh
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Folfox.. ugh

I don't have any advice, other than to continue working with your oncologist to find the right compromises. It is likely things will improve with some tweaks. I can empathize. Chemo is just a misery. I didn't throw up much, but it was a challenge balancing anti-nausea meds against the terrible anxie...
by DanInMN
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Five years....and lung nodule

I had my 5 year follow-up with my oncologist today. My treatment was by the book, with most everything going the way you hope. Surgery went well. Got through chemo. I have some of the usual side effects of the process. Bowel issues, occasional chemo-head. I've also had a few nodules in my lungs ther...
by DanInMN
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How bad would it be to quit oxaliplatin?
Replies: 27
Views: 1093

Re: How bad would it be to quit oxaliplatin?

Hi Mary, I'm sorry you are having a rough time with your treatment. I had Folfox, and also found the first treatment to be especially bad. Could your breathlessness and fear be anxiety? My first run, my anxiety was unbearable. They gave me a prescription for it, which I dropped off at the pharmacist...
by DanInMN
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Having my first flexible sigmoidoscopy - scared! Advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Having my first flexible sigmoidoscopy - scared! Advice?

I've had several of these, never with sedation. They are a bit uncomfortable and a little painful, but really are no big deal. The worry over your symptoms is worse, and hopefully this will get you some answers.
by DanInMN
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Processed meats and Red meat - WHO Warning
Replies: 20
Views: 1081

Re: Processed meats and Red meat - WHO Warning

The media does not do a good job of reporting when it comes to science. Here are some things relavent to this discussion. The WHO has warned about the cancer risk of processed meats and red meat for years. It is just that in their latest review of the science, they can not make some definitive state...
by DanInMN
Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stupid question about cancer terminology
Replies: 26
Views: 1271

Re: Stupid question about cancer terminology

The original question is not stupid. I think a lot of us struggle with it. Here is a stupid question. When those of you who say you are NED actually say "NED" do you say "N. E. D." or "Ned", like the name? And do you find if helpful, given that most people won't know wh...
by DanInMN
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 6 years NED, stage IV
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Re: 6 years NED, stage IV

Fantastic!
by DanInMN
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did you get 2nd opinion?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Did you get 2nd opinion?

In my opinion, getting a second opinion, especially for surgery, is prudent. As nice and competent as your doctor seems, s/he may be totally off base in his/her assessment. No doctor should be offended. It happens all the time. They know this is a big, scary decision. Many will encourage patients to...
by DanInMN
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: i'm newly diagnosed....... HELP !
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: i'm newly diagnosed....... HELP !

Three years ago I wrote a very similar post and got the same advice you are hearing. It is good advice. The stats you are seeing are outdated. More importantly, they are not broken down to the level where you can see statistics about people like you, with your history, general health, etc. I am sorr...

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