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by Ehut
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Huge High Grade Dysplasia Polyp
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Re: Huge High Grade Dysplasia Polyp

I had a large polyp, but bulb shaped and was removed during colonoscopy, biopsy showed negative for cancer. The GI doctor recommended a follow up colonoscopy in 2 years, but I was diagnosed stage IV only 14 months later. Bottom line: whatever procedure you have to remove it, insist on follow up colo...
by Ehut
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cure for all cancers with the same treatment?
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Cure for all cancers with the same treatment?

I stumbled across this article today and thought it might give hope to some people here. Very early stages of research, but it sounds promising. https://www.dailywire.com/news/british-scientist-may-have-found-cure-for-cancer-by-accident?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bens...
by Ehut
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 Year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: 7 Year cancerversary

Congrats Kiwi on another year of freedom! It's great to see others that appear to have beaten the terrible prognosis. Hoping you have many more cancerversaries to celebrate!
by Ehut
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 8 year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2664

Re: 8 year cancerversary

Thanks for refreshing my memory of my first post all those years ago. I have since stopped taking all of the supplements except for the baby aspirin. I've had two follow up colonoscopies since I was NED and no polyps have been found. I sometimes wonder if my poor diet and more alcohol consumption (...
by Ehut
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 8 year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2664

Re: 8 year cancerversary

You are an inspiration and your very first post is one everyone here needs to read through: https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40315&p=288270#p288270 I came here grasping for any hope I could find, and researched the supplements you told us you were taking way back...
by Ehut
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 8 year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2664

8 year cancerversary

Hi everyone, just posting on the 8 year anniversary of my stage IV cancer diagnosis. It is incredibly humbling to realize how fortunate and blessed I've been, especially since seeing so many other colon clubbers succumb to the disease. I truly have much to be thankful for this week. Quick update on ...
by Ehut
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Infusion with Oxaliplatin makes itching and redness
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Infusion with Oxaliplatin makes itching and redness

Yes, it is common to develop an allergic reaction to oxaliplatin. The same thing happened to me at my 7th or 8th cycle, except they didn't send me to the ER. They put me on benadryl and monitored me closely until it cleared up. I switched to FOLFIRI for the remaining cycles.
by Ehut
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!
Replies: 16
Views: 1400

Re: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!

I had 6 liver tumors, and the largest was 2.5 cm IIRC. Fortunately I was resectable at time of diagnosis, but still went through neo adjuvant chemo and short course radiation before surgery. My left half of liver was removed and 2 wedge resections were done on the right side. Around 60% of the live...
by Ehut
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Insurance question: Are colonoscopies considered preventative?
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Insurance question: Are colonoscopies considered preventative?

Thanks for the responses. From my net searches it appears that there are two categories of colonoscopy: screening/preventive and diagnostic/medical. I asked my insurance company and am waiting for their response, but I believe we are subject to the diagnostic/medial category.
by Ehut
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Insurance question: Are colonoscopies considered preventative?
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Insurance question: Are colonoscopies considered preventative?

It's open enrollment at my company this week for my health insurance coverage next year. My boss's boss said that colonoscopies are considered preventative and should be completely covered by our insurance plan with $0 out of pocket (apparently his have been). My question is whether this applies to ...
by Ehut
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!
Replies: 16
Views: 1400

Re: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!

I had 6 liver tumors, and the largest was 2.5 cm IIRC. Fortunately I was resectable at time of diagnosis, but still went through neo adjuvant chemo and short course radiation before surgery. My left half of liver was removed and 2 wedge resections were done on the right side. Around 60% of the liver...
by Ehut
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Treatment at Mayo Clinic MN
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Treatment at Mayo Clinic MN

I was treated there in 2011-12 with surgery and radiation, and they consulted with my local oncologist for my chemo regimen. I had an extremely positive experience there and highly recommend them. My results speak for themselves.
by Ehut
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Those of you in Japan - PSK Mushrooms
Replies: 47
Views: 5414

Re: Those of you in Japan - PSK Mushrooms

Ehut , Did you take the PSK and Modified Citrus Pectin throughout chemo? We had chemo orientation today and were told to reduce antioxidant intake while on chemo. The explanation was that antioxidants strengthen the cell walls, and that’s the opposite purpose of chemo. So antioxidants would benefit...
by Ehut
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Those of you in Japan - PSK Mushrooms
Replies: 47
Views: 5414

Re: Those of you in Japan - PSK Mushrooms

I used PSK for 2 years after my chemo ended. I bought them here: https://mushroomscience.com/coriolus-super-strength/
by Ehut
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How crucial is the HAI pump?
Replies: 42
Views: 3675

Re: How crucial is the HAI pump?

Sadly, I believe many oncologists just go through the motions when the tumors are inoperable and don't pursue aggressive treatment like I think they should in some cases. Fortunately I was operable and didn't need the pump, but if I were in your situation, I would DEFINITELY pursue one.

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