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by O Stoma Mia
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal recovery time
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Pelvic Health Centers

I am already impressed with the pelvic health center associated with my hospital... http://wunc.org/post/new-pelvic-pain-clinic-offers-comprehensive-care-embarrassing-ailments ⋅  WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES (PELVIC HEALTH CENTER) Pelvic Pain & Sexual Dysfunction · ...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Blood Test Shows Promise for Early Colorectal Cancer Detection

Blood Test Shows Promise for Early Colorectal Cancer Detection http://www.empr.com/news/colorectal-cancer-screening-circulating-tumor-cells-ctcs-bloodstream/article/737576/ Liquid biopsy that identifies circulating tumor cells in a blood sample has high accuracy for detecting colorectal cancer (CRC...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal recovery time
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: Reversal recovery time

Aqx99 wrote:My mom is coming in to stay with me for 11 days.

I see that your weather there is dreadful right now. I hope it clears up soon and that your mother doesn't have any travel problems on her way to your place.
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal recovery time
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: Reversal recovery time

It's less than a week until your reversal. Do you have everything under control now? Any last-minute questions?
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Prep-free capsule for colorectal cancer receives CE mark

Prep-free capsule for colorectal cancer screening receives CE mark https://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/therapeutics-diagnostics/news/online/%7Bde63ae46-5aa0-4853-a01b-51c02f7473d6%7D/prep-free-capsule-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-receives-ce-mark C-Scan is an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?
Replies: 53
Views: 15978

PT for LARS

I am already impressed with the pelvic health center associated with my hospital. After talking with me for a while, the physical therapist examined me (old me would have been a bit put off by that, not anymore) to see how strong my muscles were. After that we discussed how she is going to teach me...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello....
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Right hemicolectomy

sryall wrote:I'm scheduled for surgery Jan 16th. The right side will be removed...

Good luck on your surgery.tomorrow.
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?
Replies: 53
Views: 15978

Re: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Do you have it?

...Today is the first time I have heard of the LARS abbreviation. The real consequences of surgery were not explained not known either... I supposed that problems would resolve a few months afterwards .. I really wasn't given enough info. before and was really appalled to read a how long issues are...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery is over!
Replies: 43
Views: 1480

Re: Surgery is over!

... But I thought that chemo was all that I would need Does chemo work without radiation? I think chemo can work reasonably well without radiation. You can check the results of the PROSPECT trial that Basil was on. In that trial, FOLFOX chemo was done pre-surgery with great success, but I think tha...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery is over!
Replies: 43
Views: 1480

Re: Surgery is over!

...Im pretty sure he said that I would need radiation for the chemo to work. I maybe wrong, my head spins when I go into a doctors office after having this diagnosis. The doctor might have said the reverse, namely, "You need low-dose chemo for radiation to work well" -- which is true. Abo...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery scheduled, clinical study for Lifeseal, questions about recovery
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Re: LifeSeal clinical trial

Lots of questions here.... Stanford is participating in study of a sealant they put over internal stitches, Has .any one heard of this? Two year follow up. Do I want to invest this much time? Travel is about three hours one way to hospital?... For those of you who are interested, here is some infor...
by O Stoma Mia
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Family History
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Recommended screening methods - USPTF

Here is a list of current USPTF-recommended methods of screening: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/colorectal-cancer-screening2#tab The one that I would be inclined to try first is the FIT-DNA test, but that's just my personal preference. It's ...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal tumor question
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Rectal tumor question

Hello! My mother was told that her primary cancer originated from her rectal tumor. Her initial CT in the ER showed her liver Mets but we did not find out about her rectal tumor until her colonoscopy the next day. They actually could not even advance the scope due to the size of the rectal tumor an...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 27 - sessile serrated polyp
Replies: 19
Views: 8647

Re: 27 - sessile serrated polyp

I’m glad I found this thread. I need help please. I’m a 25 YO female who had a colonoscopy last year due to my father having CRC. They found a Traditional Serrated Adenoma 5mm. They removed it but I have to have annual coloscopies from here on out. I can’t find much information on these types of po...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery is over!
Replies: 43
Views: 1480

Re: Surgery is over!

... He also said chemo does not work without radiation.... Have you heard this before? ... I have never heard this before. Are you sure that this is what he said? Yes! My husband was there with me And the lymph node was one they took out, it’s not in me I don't know what to think. It still doesn't ...

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