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by JDinNC
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need any suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: I need any suggestions

I’m also near DC (I’m in NoVA) and would be happy to pass along names of my surgeon/oncologist/GI team for a second opinion—my care was through Virginia Hospital Center, and everyone was wonderful. They also have a very good language/interpreter team to help patients in case that’s a concern of her...
by JDinNC
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need any suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: I need any suggestions

I was told the same that I was inoperable Dec of 2017. I'm currently sitting in my recliner right now recovering from stage two of my liver resection. The most important advise you can give her is get a second opinion. And also for her to join this forum. There are many incredible people here with ...
by JDinNC
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need any suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: I need any suggestions

I'm In DC - Washington Hospital Center has the premier colorectal cancer specialist. I can also suggest a great local onc. You mentioned being afraid to eat or drink anything with sugar because it causes cancer. Sugar does not cause cancer. This myth comes from the fact that PET scan measures sugar...
by JDinNC
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need any suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

I need any suggestions

A young lady with Stage 4 colon cancer has been messaging me for close to a year. For some unknown reason she came to me for advise. I’ve never met her or even know her name. She has three liver tumors that can’t be removed. Her doctor has told her that she is going to die but that she will try to p...
by JDinNC
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage IV currently in NEDville? Please share any advice or tips? P
Replies: 67
Views: 16999

Re: Any Stage IV currently in NEDville? Please share any advice or tips? P

I’m a survivor of stage 4 colon that spread to my lung. July will be my 5 year mark...I never had a recurrence. I take supplements off and on...Cell Stop, mushrooms, vit D, turmeric are a few. I started taking Cimetidine yesterday after learning my melanoma has returned....my other stage 4 cancer......
by JDinNC
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1865

Re: 5 years ago

Kiwi.....congratulations on your 5 years. You’ve been my hope and encouragement. Feel sure that you have beaten your cancer. .....just don’t let your guard down

what a great way to start a new year.
by JDinNC
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 rectal cancer with single lung met
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: Stage 4 rectal cancer with single lung met

I had one tumor on my lower right lung which was resectioned. Then 6 months of " clean up " chemo to kill any loose running cancer cells. Had my 4 year CT scan on Thursday, will get my results on Monday
by JDinNC
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Need suggestions

A person reached out to me on FB by way of the messager ( I thought I had to invite her but there she was ). Foolish me responsed and now I can't seen to get rid of her. Supposedly she was diagnosed 9 months ago with stage 4 colon cancer that metastatized to the liver. Her doctor told her she has tw...
by JDinNC
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Doctor recommendations..Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Doctor recommendations..Georgia

Check at Gainesville, Ga...... just down the road from Cummings. Excellent hospital and medical centers....Northeast medical center.
by JDinNC
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr. Aaron Schueneman
Replies: 1
Views: 862

Dr. Aaron Schueneman

Today, I received a letter from my oncologist stating he would be leaving the Georgia cancer specialists. There are now two oncologist within this group left at my cancer center. I went online to check their credentials and Dr. Aaron Schueneman seem to have the most impressive one. Practicing for 12...
by JDinNC
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just checkin in after being gone so long
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: Just checkin in after being gone so long

Kiwi, It's so good to hear from you. I've thought of you often hoping that you're still NED. I know you don't post much so I hope it meant you're busy enjoying life. I'm staying positive, just living day by day and not worry about the what if's. My four years will be in July, my colon oncologist is ...
by JDinNC
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Immune system
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Immune system

Every time I read an article regarding cancer. They say it's was due to a poor immune system. How does one know if they have a poor immune system ? I have blood work done every 6 month from my primary doctor and my oncologist. My doctors will tell me my blood work looks good but there's always some ...
by JDinNC
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just checkin in after being gone so long
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Just checkin in after being gone so long

It's been soon long since visiting here. Besides having colon cancer, my melanoma diagnosed went from stage 2 to stage 4 in June 2016. I started an immunotherapy treatment which was going well until the third treatment. One morning I woke being hit with the most severe side effects being on Yervoy. ...
by JDinNC
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Results are in
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Results are in

I was told that I couldn't have Keytruda because..according to the cancer rule book....I had to be three years out from having chemo which wouldn't be until Feb. 2017. I have stopped the treatments because of my side effects. Been having diarrhea for two weeks now and have lost 20 lbs. Going in toda...
by JDinNC
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need advise from knowledgeable ones
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Need advise from knowledgeable ones

I have been on Yervoy for my melanoma. I've completed three treatments but due to the bad side effects. My doctor and I decided to stopped the treatment. One of the worst effect has been diarrhea where I'm now on day # 11. I've lost 20 lbs since the end of June. There's a long list of effects from t...

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