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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: 976
Views: 84150

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: 132
Views: 13394

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: 35
Views: 8382

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: 35
Views: 8382

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: 448

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: 672

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–...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here My son has colon cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 2241

Re: New here My son has colon cancer

.. My main concern is the new finding of a spot or spots on his liver and what happens next. I'm sure there are people on this forum who this has also happened to .. There are different kinds of liver spots. Some may be benign (e.g., cysts, hemangiomas , etc.), while others may be malignant (e.g., ...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here My son has colon cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 2241

Re: New here My son has colon cancer

I'm the original poster. I'm replying because I cannot find where to begin a new topic. I read in FAQ to "click on new topic"...but where is it?. The NewTopic link can be found both at the top left and at the bottom left of the Forum Index page. The Forum Index is here: http://coloncancer...
by O Stoma Mia
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 976
Views: 84150

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

BTW, did you buy diapers or pads, and, if so, did you use them? I bought a big box of adult diapers from the hospital pharmacy just before I was discharged. I used one of those diapers and found it to be so incredibly inconvenient that I put the box in the garage and left it there just in case I mi...
by O Stoma Mia
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 8382

Insulin and colon cancer linked

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/11/insulin-and-colon-cancer-linked/ Colon cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence of the disease than are patients who eat a better balance of foods, indicates a new study...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member worried
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: New Member worried

Welcome to the Forum, and I'm sorry to hear of your situation.I don't know much about polyps, but removal of 15 polyps sounds like a lot to me. My main question would be: What have your doctors discussed with you already? Have they done a full medical history on you lately? What is your doctor's int...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adverse reaction to capecitabine?
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Adverse reaction to capecitabine?

dauofcamom wrote:...
Does anyone have any idea what might be going on??

It might be DPD deficiency. Has she been tested for DPD?

http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43901&p=314059#p314059
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http://www.dpd-deficiency.com
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy Monday 6/11
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Colonoscopy Monday 6/11

...Anyway, after the removal of a precancerous polyp what are the chances of there being any issues? I've heard and read conflicting things that make me a bit nervous.... From your first colonoscopy/biopsy report, do you have information on the growth pattern of the pedunculated polyp (tubular vs. ...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ASCO Annual Meeting 2018 (Abstracts)
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: ASCO Annual Meeting 2018 (Abstracts)

Any medical or scientific person on the forum who can tell us which ones are most promising or most interesting? My head is about to explode trying to read these . :? M There is one ColonClub member who has posted a video from ASCO 2018 (see link below). I don't know of any medical or scientific pe...

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