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by O Stoma Mia
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?
Replies: 25
Views: 1459

Re: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?

Here's another little-known fact relevant for newcomers from the US or Canada:

In the U.S., possible toxicity due to excess folate or Vitamin B9
https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50140&hilit=folate#p382499
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1422
Views: 278602

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

In 2018, NHMike wrote:I wrote the first paragraph of the introduction. I find that it helps to put something down and get the document started as a placeholder.

Mike -

I was wondering how your writing project is progressing. Is it still in the pipeline? Do you have a proposed title or a proposed outline yet?
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Booklet: ''Younger People with Bowel Cancer"
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Booklet: ''Younger People with Bowel Cancer"

Booklet: '' Younger People with Bowel Cancer " https://bowelcancerorguk.s3.amazonaws.com/Publications/Young%20persons%20guide%20to%20bowel%20cancer.pdf "Bowel cancer usually affects older people, so it can be hard to find information and support that meets your needs. This booklet gives a...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileo Reversal - LAR recovery
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Reversal logs / Takedown logs

You may want to have a look at some of the reversal logs / diaries / mini-blogs that have been created here on Colon Club: Takedown Countdown! - BrownBagger Takedown Info - SurroundedByLove Rectal-What's is "normal" like after my ostomy is reversed? - Katykards1 Reversal Log: Experience,Pr...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions

....If anyone has any suggestions for dos/donts during the wait period, I would really appreciate it. -friendship There are some pre-surgery suggestions that member rp1954 has made in the past. You might want to look into some of his posts, particularly the ones on cimetidine, and ask your doctor a...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Last day of Chemo Radiation - Need suggestions

I think you will be getting some more good suggestions as time goes by. These suggestions will probably come from other rectal cancer patients who have recently gone through pre-surgery chemo/radiation. (I had post -surgery chemo/radiation while on a temporary stoma bag, so my experience is not exac...
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Don't know
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Stage IIA decision criteria

Only your doctor can tell you whether or not you will need chemo. First, your doctor must look at all 7 of the primary pathology risk factors: According to the NCCN guidelines, high-risk features include the following: ⋅  T4 primary tumors, ⋅ poorly differentiated histology, &sdo...
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4011

White Oak woman diagnosed with cancer as a teen shares story in national publication

White Oak woman diagnosed with cancer as a teen shares story in national publication https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/white-oak-woman-diagnosed-with-cancer-as-a-teen-shares-story-in-national-publication/?fbclid=IwAR04W7D839Ic-dSmb2S_dVwK-tGAKz73oF1nRJi6bOkCMg8wJy273o3jD3o Now the Whi...
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bayer found guilty on Roundup
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Bayer found guilty on Roundup

Cured wrote:Big news. But probably no link to colorectal cancer yet

Does The Herbicide RoundUp® Cause Cancer?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2019/02/18/does-the-herbicide-roundup-cause-cancer/amp/
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Polyps and Procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Types of pit patterns

FYI - Information on pit patterns: Kudo et al first highlighted the feasibility of applying the “pit patterns” to distinguish neoplastic and non-neoplastic polyps via magnifying endoscopy. Kudo et al classified colorectal polyps according to their appearance, structure and staining patterns. ⋅&...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New book by Colon Club's VP of Operations
Replies: 0
Views: 60

New book by Colon Club's VP of Operations

What I Wasn't Expecting When I Was Expecting: A Grieving Widow's Memoir by Kristina Smith, February 29, 2019 https://www.amazon.com/What-Wasnt-Expecting-When-Was/dp/1796229245/ In the past few years, after suffering the loss of my husband Joe to colon cancer, many have told me that I have a story t...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CLINICAL TRIALS and Important Links
Replies: 27
Views: 53215

Re: CLINICAL TRIALS and Important Links

Which immunotherapy clinical trials are available for different cancers? For CRC tumors that are microsatellite stable (MSS), the following specialized trial finder can be used: http://trialfinder.fightcrc.org/ http://trialfinder.fightcrc.org/static/trialfinder-logo.png For all other types of cance...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Call on Congress 2019 -- March 17-19, 2019 (UPDATE)
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Call on Congress 2019 -- March 17-19, 2019 (UPDATE)

Some tweets from Call on Congress this week: Our super great 2019 On the Rise advocates are at the @FightCRC #CallonCongress this week. Be on the lookout for the great things they are doing to share their stories and bring awareness to Senators and Representatives in Washington DC ColorectalCancerAw...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Jan 26/2019
Replies: 253
Views: 95251

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Jan 26/2019

CRguy wrote:... I am going for an echocardiogram Monday !!!! :shock:
SO ...
We'll compare notes when the dust settles :mrgreen:

Cheers
CRguy

Good luck on your echocardiogram today. Will this exam be done in conjunction with a treadmill stress test?

Take care. See you after the dust settles!

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