Search found 836 matches

Go to advanced search

by GrouseMan
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My first Avastin treatment.
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: My first Avastin treatment.

It has a tendency to raise ones blood pressure. Usually they prescribe a BP med. My wife was on an ACE inhibitor (Lisinopril) at the lowest dose while on Avastin. Her BP was always low because she was very athletic and was a runner. So the worst side effect from Avastin was the blood streaks in the ...
by GrouseMan
Tue May 26, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Club mentioned in the Miami Herald
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Colon Club mentioned in the Miami Herald

Thank you for sharing Grouseman. I hope you are doing well. I am doing OK. I started dating a breast cancer survivor, and that has made things easier. This is a rough time of year for me. 3rd anniversary of my wife's passing coming up. This Covod-19 stuff is bothersome, but for the most part doesn'...
by GrouseMan
Fri May 22, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Club mentioned in the Miami Herald
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Colon Club mentioned in the Miami Herald

FYI an interesting article was run in the Miami Herald in which the Colon Club was mentioned.

Here is the Link:

https://www.miamiherald.com/living/heal ... 89351.html

This turned up in one of my news feeds.

Enjoy

GrouseMan
by GrouseMan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello - I'm new here
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Hello - I'm new here

Good for you! My wife worked full time as an engineer up until 4 months before she passed away. She tolerated Chemo very well and was never really on a break from it. Would leave the infusion center and drive to work afterwards. Although she never had Folfiri and avastin she did the other combinatio...
by GrouseMan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: should I send this letter to my husband's onc (or not)?
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: should I send this letter to my husband's onc (or not)?

Well - you seem, to be pretty well informed. Perhaps better than your husbands oncologist on the face of things. BUT he does have the medical degree and my experience has been that many of these guys have an attitude when someone questions their knowledge. Its also possible that the oncologist has o...
by GrouseMan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFOX differences
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: FOLFOX differences

Mostly they differ in the timing and dosage of the components that make up the drug combination. Oncologists select the protocol based on their experiences more than anything else I think. Personal preference maybe. By and large I don't think there is much difference clinically in the outcomes depen...
by GrouseMan
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DK37 Science Posts List
Replies: 17
Views: 38625

Re: DK37 Science Posts List

Follow up about Vitamin C. I recommend a quick read of the following which gives some perspective and is bound to result in some discussion on Derek's Blog Forums. This is from In the Pipeline by Derek Lowe a Medicinal Chemist who is a well known blogger, of Chemistry and Drug Discovery: https://blo...
by GrouseMan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DK37 Science Posts List
Replies: 17
Views: 38625

Re: DK37 Science Posts List

OK - Here is a new post on Vitamin C. We have in the past had members of this forum try High dose IV Vitamin C infusions to treat their cancers. Its been long held that this has anti-cancer properties, but so far not enough evidence, and certainly - I doubt it has done little more that stem the tide...
by GrouseMan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hope vs reality
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Hope vs reality

Well - It was especially difficult for me as a caregiver, and former Anticancer drug discovery chemist. I very much knew what the diagnosed meant. The very advanced staging I pretty much knew what to expect, talk about despair that I tried very hard to keep to myself! My wife kept up a pretty positi...
by GrouseMan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone heard about TAS102?
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Anyone heard about TAS102?

Perhaps this link to Wikipedia will be useful. As I recall reading it seems to be more commonly used in Japan for some reason. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifluridine/tipiracil Its a similar to Xeloda or 5-FU treatment, though is newer. I think if you search for it using the search function on th...
by GrouseMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Zantac and Colon Cancer
Replies: 21
Views: 2245

Re: Zantac and Colon Cancer

Grouse Man, With these law suits, how on earth can they possible prove that the individuals cancer was specifically caused by the product or whatever they were exposed to? How did the guy who won his suit against round up weed killer prove that his cancer was caused by that specific product and tha...
by GrouseMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Zantac and Colon Cancer
Replies: 21
Views: 2245

Re: Zantac and Colon Cancer

One of my friend has thyroid problems. She was on a medication that worked great, then suddenly she started having problems again. Looking into it, she learned that the manufacturing, which was originally all made in Germany (I think), had been outsourced to China; the active ingredient is the same...
by GrouseMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Zantac and Colon Cancer
Replies: 21
Views: 2245

Re: Zantac and Colon Cancer

Ah, yes I see, but I feel this adulteration of the Zantac active ingredient was a recent issue, once it had gone OTC and its synthesis was farmed out to multiple API manufactures. See often years later a particular drug is not synthesized in the facilities owned by the patent holder or a pharma comp...
by GrouseMan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Zantac and Colon Cancer
Replies: 21
Views: 2245

Re: Zantac and Colon Cancer

It was recommended by 3 different OBs! Tums wasn't cutting it, so they said to get the Zantac. I mean, it totally helped with the heartburn. I just have to wonder if that might have caused my cancer. Maybe. Maybe it was just bad luck. Who knows. I'm just so pleased to be in NED status. No matter ho...
by GrouseMan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still at the hospital :(
Replies: 34
Views: 4824

Re: Still at the hospital :(

Glad your husband is feeling better. That walking is very important to wake everything up again and to get things moving through the digestive system! His appetite should improve. Glad this has worked out well for him!

GrouseMan

Go to advanced search