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by zx10guy
Sat May 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 31097

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Oh these are just fantastic. One of my favourite things in life is to sit on my kayak and watch the birds fly just above the surface of the water . Not possible for us just now but just for a moment you took me there . Keep posting and I will try and work out how to use one of these image hosting d...
by zx10guy
Sat May 23, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 31097

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Stu, To display the image you upload on that site, follow these directions. Right click on the image. You'll see a drop down menu. Click on copy image address. Now come back to this site. Create a post and in the body of the post reply type in this header [img] Then type on your keyboard CTRL and V ...
by zx10guy
Tue May 19, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 31097

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

For a change of pace, here are some videos I took. Hope you all like them. https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49912886647_9e5e9c5dd2_c.jpg 98186640_292927508537161_6703852367310035267_n https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49912916612_5821efb927_c.jpg 78045639_2584470518442551_1518441191639613440_n
by zx10guy
Tue May 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 31097

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

It was an event called Enchant. It was at the National's baseball stadium in DC.
by zx10guy
Mon May 18, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 31097

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

It's a bit late to post these pictures, but hoping these will brighten someone's day. Stu, hope these pics meet up to your expectations and gives you a boost. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49911460266_72d258b355_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49911756807_03c2c67fe5_z.jpg https://liv...
by zx10guy
Mon May 18, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some CEA studies I found interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: Some CEA studies I found interesting

Zx10 guy , I honestly think you must be source of some research article . Your CEA journey is a stand alone example . It must have caused you a lot of distress over the years . I actually use your history to calm a few people down over here when CEA is spiking with no evidence of a tumour. Now we a...
by zx10guy
Mon May 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some CEA studies I found interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: Some CEA studies I found interesting

Hi zx10guy, have they tested any other cancer markers besides CEA? No. But he did run a specific test for my liver when things with my CEA got crazy which came back normal. I did ask a while ago about doing a CA 19-9 but he said he feels it's not going to provide any more insight into what is going...
by zx10guy
Tue May 12, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Some CEA studies I found interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: Some CEA studies I found interesting

CEA is an absolutely miserable test. And research should go into something more reliable. As has been stated already, for some it works as intended as it provided an early alert that triggered a scan which found something. But when doctors keep saying they don't treat based on CEA alone, there's som...
by zx10guy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nomogram Predictive Tools--Are they accurate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Nomogram Predictive Tools--Are they accurate?

I've used them in the past when I was first diagnosed. It really depends. Each nomogram's results are based on the collection/pool of data fed into it. So you would need to examine how large of a sampling the tool has access to and if the data has been updated recently. Two others that are out there...
by zx10guy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Me again, my fave topic: CEA
Replies: 19
Views: 2400

Re: Me again, my fave topic: CEA

CEA is a miserable test and something should be developed to replace it. Maybe the work being done with liquid biopsies will be the answer. If you do a search here, you'll find my posts on CEA as it relates to me. I would take your numbers any day as I've been unable to move on for 4 years because m...
by zx10guy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: High CEA, normal colonoscopy, need advise.(continuation)
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: High CEA, normal colonoscopy, need advise.

Not much more to add from the others. I too had H. Pylori and was treated. Not sure if the MRI you had was just focused on your upper abdomen. But you may want to request a CT scan of your chest down to your pelvis. Other than that, your GI doc has a good plan laid out for you. In regards to your CE...
by zx10guy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Huge High Grade Dysplasia Polyp
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Re: Huge High Grade Dysplasia Polyp

I had a polyp with high grade dysplasia. What you have to understand is high grade dysplasia is precancerous but the last stage before cells turn into cancer. While it's not great, it's not bad news either. But with this in mind, there could still be cancer within the polyp because the biopsies are ...
by zx10guy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member thoughts on being "cured"
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

Re: New member thoughts on being "cured"

I agree with the others on the topic of using the word "cured". I appreciate doctors being very optimistic as this is really needed for cancer patients who are in an extremely vulnerable situation. But I feel it was irresponsible for your doctor to use "cured" with you; especiall...
by zx10guy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cure for all cancers with the same treatment?
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: Cure for all cancers with the same treatment?

Not to be a grinch, but I only get some what excited if a new treatment reaches phase 2 clinical trials. If a treatment is in phase 1 trials, then maybe there's some hope. Until then, any magic bullet is only just some pipe dream. There have been tons of promising "cures" in the news to on...

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