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by O Stoma Mia
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Post Your Pics Here
Replies: 31
Views: 2968

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

...I see my oncologist in about 1 month which will be my five year mark, and if he calls me a cancer survivor I will feel a lot better as he is super conservative. Hi kiwiinoz It's good to see you on-line again. Do you have any up-to-date photos of your collection of running shoes -- including thos...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are we doing everything we can?
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Are we doing everything we can?

Hi emkaye, There is an interesting article on colorectal carcinoma:pathological aspects. It says “adherence of other organs or structures at the tumor site does not necessarily qualify for T4b... Leeloo - Thanks very, very much for posting this quote. I had not seen the article before, and it is qu...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are we doing everything we can?
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Are we doing everything we can?

. AJCC DEFINITIONS T3: The tumor has grown through the muscularis propria and into the subserosa, which is a thin layer of connective tissue beneath the outer layer of some parts of the large intestine, or it has grown into tissues surrounding the colon or rectum. T4a: The tumor has grown into the s...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what happens after chemo?
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: what happens after chemo?

What happens after the infusion and chemo is over? ... What is supposed to happen is that the patient is given two written documents: (1) a brief summary of the patient's DX and all treatments given to date, and (2) a comprehensive 5-year surveillance plan that includes not only monitoring for poss...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Great Group Here! And What's next?
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Great Group Here! And What's next?

...I'm not sure how to do that list thing that you guys do, I'll work that out in time... The list that you posted should go in your Signature. It should not be posted as a list within the body of your message. When you create a Signature, the signature can then be attached automatically to the bot...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are we doing everything we can?
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Are we doing everything we can?

One type of testing that should be done on the tumor is the test for "MSI status", otherwise called "MMR mismatch repair" testing. Since January 1, 2018, both AJCC and NCCN recommend that all patients with Stage II CRC be tested for MSI status , because it could make a difference...
by O Stoma Mia
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1023
Views: 90320

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Congratulations on your end of chemo!
And thank you for documenting your jourmey in this thread. It will be very useful for future Stage III rectal cancer patients.
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 149
Views: 15224

Re: Mop up chemo experiences Cycle 5

XELOX (CAPEOX) Treatment Schedule Cycle 1 Infusion: March 22, 2018- Day 01 Cycle 2 Infusion: April 12, 2018 - Day 22 Cycle 3 Infusion: May 3, 2018 - Day 43 Cycle 4 Infusion: May 24, 2018 - Day 64 (Note: Oxaliplatin infusion skipped on Cycle 4) Cycle 5 Infusion: June 14, 2018 - Day 85◄◄◄ Last Xeloda...
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 9380

Gala held to celebrate opening of Cancer Survivors Park in Greenville

Gala held to celebrate opening of Cancer Survivors Park in Greenville http://www.wspa.com/news/gala-held-to-celebrate-opening-of-cancer-survivors-park-in-greenville/1215257660 Colon Club board member Tom Bates celebrates opening of Cancer Survivors Park: Bates knows the heartache of losing someone ...
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 9380

1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression

1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/06/12/619274492/1-in-3-adults-in-the-u-s-take-medications-that-can-cause-depression
If you take ... Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression.
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo before or after surgery?
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Chemo before or after surgery?

You might want to look at the treatment protocol that member basil followed. It was somewhat similar to your second option, but his post surgery adjuvant chemo phase was eventually cancelled because his response to the pre-surgery chemotherapy was so good. The advantage of this approach was that he ...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2- no follow up care???
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: Stage 2- no follow up care???

According to NCCN guidelines, all Stage II patients should be given a written survivorship plan and should have 5-year follow-up. Some of the follow-up guidelines mentioned by NCCN for Stage II patients are: History and physical every 3–6 mo for 2 y, then every 6 mo for a total of 5 y • CEA every 3–...

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