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by steveincolorado
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signet Ring Cell Colon Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: Signet Ring Cell Colon Cancer

Hi TMHRCH, I too was diagnosed with Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma. My cancer penetrated all walls of the colon and infected 12 lymph nodes. I was told this is a very aggressive form of colon cancer and grows faster than normal. The oncologist was prepared to fight Stage IV colon cancer. Strangely my PE...
by steveincolorado
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 801
Views: 332543

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

I'm a stage 3C, Left side Sigmoid part of the colon with Signet Ring Cell carcinoma. My surgery was in August 2012 and I lost 12 lymph nodes during the surgery. So far five years out from the surgery I'm doing okay.

Steve
by steveincolorado
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question re maintenance following cessation of chemo
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: Question re maintenance following cessation of chemo

I'm also a 3C staged Colon cancer survivor. My Oncologist scheduled a CT scan every six months for the first three years post chemo with blood work every 3 months. Now it's CT scan every three years unless current blood work indicated follow up CT scan.

Steve
by steveincolorado
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT Metformin Side Effects?
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: OT Metformin Side Effects?

Type 2 diabetic here. I've been taking 2000mg of Metformin for nine years without experiencing any side effects. As someone else has pointed out you take Metformin with food.

Thanks

Steve
by steveincolorado
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T A new life!
Replies: 40
Views: 4291

Re: O/T A new life!

Congratulations, Bev

Great deal, I hope to be able to do so one day too.

Steve
by steveincolorado
Wed May 06, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Has anyone been on DEXAMETHASONE more than 5 months ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1934

Re: Has anyone been on DEXAMETHASONE more than 5 months ??

I was given dexamethasone via infusion through my port for twenty minutes just before receiving the chemo. As mentioned in previous messages my blood sugar levels skyrocketed. I didn't know what was causing elevated blood sugar levels initially until a nurse mentioned the steroid. I was seeing blood...
by steveincolorado
Wed May 06, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: question about post treatment scans
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: question about post treatment scans

I completed my chemo treatment in March 2013. Since that time I have blood work every three months and a CT scan every six months. At some point if I remain in remission this schedule should change.

Steve
by steveincolorado
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Birthday - All CC members with NOVEMBER birthdays
Replies: 24
Views: 2909

Re: Happy Birthday - All CC members with NOVEMBER birthdays

A very Happy Birthday to you too weisssoccermom, I hope you have many more to come. My birthday is on the 10th, I'll be 61. I too had chemo on my birthday back in November 2012.

Steve
by steveincolorado
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Follow up for signet ring cell
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Follow up for signet ring cell

My surgery was 2 years ago. I was placed on the six month Scan cycle for 3 years, than annually for 3 years. I too have signet ring cell carcinoma.

Steve
by steveincolorado
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mucinous and Signet Cell Adenocarcinoma
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Re: Mucinous and Signet Cell Adenocarcinoma

Reading the medical report I received upon discharge from my resection surgery two years ago I see that final diagnosis is: Invasive mucinous (Colloid) and Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma; Ulcerated. High Grade/Poorly Differentiated. Stage IIIC: pT4a pN2a pMX Hope this helps. Steve
by steveincolorado
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Metformin
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Metformin

Bev,

Thanks for the info.

Steve
by steveincolorado
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Metformin
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Metformin

My Glucose levels surged when I started chemo due to a steroid that was administered for approximately 20 minutes each session. The steroid "Dexamethasone" caused my glucose levels to elevate to where I was seeing blood sugar numbers of 300 to 400 plus. The metformin along with other pills...
by steveincolorado
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Metformin
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Metformin

I take a total of 2 grams daily (4, 500mg tablets) Two in the morning and two more in the evening. Haven't noticed any side effects or issues when I did the chemo.

Steve
by steveincolorado
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 801
Views: 332543

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

Diagnosed during a coloscopy 6th of August 2012, Surgery 27th of August where I was diagnosed at stage 3C (Signet Ring Cell) with 6 out of 12 Lymph Nodes cancerous). Six months of Chemo that ended March of last year. So far all of my blood work and CT scans have been good.Blood work last month saw m...

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