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by stu
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better scans maybe
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Better scans maybe

Just asked a consultant here and they have never heard of that . They just send them to be scheduled in . I thought so as my mum has had over 35 scans and it can be at any big hospital in the city that has a space . We are under the NHS ! No insurance but I can’t see the private hospitals having a d...
by stu
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A small update
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: A small update

Interesting post ! I have hyper mobility and menopause has caused new issues ! I have interstitial cystitis. My bladder has no infection but acts as though it does . I initially found antihistamines quite helpful but recently tried over the counter buscopan and found some help !
Stu
by stu
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better scans maybe
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Better scans maybe

I had not realised that ! We are currently raising money from a top MRi for our cancer unit but it has never been suggested that it is only used by certain areas of the body or primaries ! I must ask some questions and find out it that is common or general practice.
I shall update you!
Stu
by stu
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better scans maybe
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Better scans maybe

Sorry you are not getting the cooperation you need! It has been amazing watching the changes to scans in the last decade . When my mum first started out in 2009 they could only detect 5mm and above , laterally they watch a met in her lung grow from 2 mm. Not sure how sensitive you require but I woul...
by stu
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The end of the road
Replies: 34
Views: 3228

Re: The end of the road

Hope you had a good trip !
Thinking of you and sending much love. Hope you get many good times over the summer with your family !
Stu
by stu
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Has anyone taken a break from chemo in between their adjuvant chemo?
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Has anyone taken a break from chemo in between their adjuvant chemo?

It’s rarely straightforward. A small break helped my mum considerably. Got her through it all really !
I wish your mum well !
Stu
by stu
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 Rectal Cancer 45yo Wonderful Woman
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Stage 4 Rectal Cancer 45yo Wonderful Woman

Just want to say I think you have come up to speed very quickly and got a grasp of the benefits of going to chemo first ! You can read my mum’s story in my signature but your wife sounds pretty courageous doing her recital . She has a bit of inner strength there ! Hoping for significant shrinkage fo...
by stu
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung Metastisis Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Lung Metastisis Testing

My mum had a PET scan at 8 mm . They tracked it from 2 mm over two years . The scan had uptake at 8mm so they removed it ! No biopsy due to seed tracking.
Never had a further issue with it !
I wish your friend well !
Stu
by stu
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 yr update 6 years later
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: 5 yr update 6 years later

So annoying when one pops up so late on! Hope that’s the last of it for him . My mum’s last one was 5 years ago !! So hope it’s the final one for him too.
stu
by stu
Wed May 26, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA rise during chemo for stage III
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: CEA rise during chemo for stage III

We were told that certain chemotherapy agents can cause it to rise in its own .
Stu
by stu
Thu May 20, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maximum Number Of Lung Nodules That Can Be Ablated?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Maximum Number Of Lung Nodules That Can Be Ablated?

It’s just so hard but I am holding out for a good treatment plan for you . They are tiny and hopefully better news after treatment !
Stu
by stu
Thu May 20, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Lung Nodules Found On Latest CT Scan
Replies: 28
Views: 2178

Re: New Lung Nodules Found On Latest CT Scan

Hi , So sorry to read your update ! Take the time you need to stabilise after such news then read over again Claudine’s husbands story and draw strength from a good treatment plan . My mum started out on an Non curative plan back in 2009 and I am just about to take her out for coffee . Once you have...
by stu
Wed May 19, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Maximum Number Of Lung Nodules That Can Be Ablated?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Maximum Number Of Lung Nodules That Can Be Ablated?

It’s Dr Drews in Germany who does multiple lung lesions with laser surgery . There are threads with updates from previous forum members who have travelled to have it .
Think that was the name !!!
Stu
by stu
Tue May 18, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Lung Nodules Found On Latest CT Scan
Replies: 28
Views: 2178

Re: New Lung Nodules Found On Latest CT Scan

Definitely not without hope ! Claudine’s husband bears testimony to that and also remember you respond to treatment very well . I think Roadrunner made a really valid point about not looking at these in isolation but casting an eye over the previous two scans to provide a better understanding. take ...

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