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by stu
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diagnosed stage 4 cc from CT
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Diagnosed stage 4 cc from CT

Hi , Welcome to the forum . I am sorry about your diagnosis. My mum was diagnosed by a cat scan . The liver tumours were clear even to me. Although they nearly missed the bowel tumour as it had folded over on itself and it was a junior doctor who asked the consultant to go back a little and then the...
by stu
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My small "cancer's death" anniversary
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: My small "cancer's death" anniversary

Just lovely to read . Keep enjoying all the good times .
Stu
by stu
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage IV long term survivors here?
Replies: 37
Views: 3707

Re: Any Stage IV long term survivors here?

Hi Mercy , It's very difficult to say when it comes to multiple tumours as size and location come into play . A surgeon called Dr Ladas in London does laser surgery on multiple mets but it still has a criteria . Has your mum had a PET scan . My mum has had one lung met but two nodules were showing f...
by stu
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Stage IV long term survivors here?
Replies: 37
Views: 3707

Re: Any Stage IV long term survivors here?

Well I am delighted to report it's now eight years and a nice clear scan too!!! Yippee . The pursuit of the cure settled for us too and more a management and wellness focus took its place . It had been easier to handle this way. But good scanning is a life saver . Wishing good treatment outcomes for...
by stu
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: vacation, travel, whatever...just do it!
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: vacation, travel, whatever...just do it!

For sure , where possible let the good times come . We took my mum on her first cruise this year . It went so well we had a second . Time is precious .
Monster boy you enjoy every minute .
Stu
by stu
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for HIPEC Experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Looking for HIPEC Experiences

Hi .
No experience of that procedure but I feel for your family . That's a rough way to tell anyone .
My mum swam against the tide eight years ago and she has no regrets .
Take care and well done you for trying to present both sides .
Stu
by stu
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA
Replies: 63
Views: 3347

Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Sounds rough . Hoping for a speedy recovery and lots of time relaxing with her daughter .
Great to hear she is safely through .
Stu
by stu
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right side pain --mets?
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Right side pain --mets?

Hi . My mum has had over ten mets in her liver . The largest was the size of a small orange . Never experienced any pain at all . It came as quite a surprise . She has had some pain from adhesions though .
Hope this helps .
Stu
by stu
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone with Stage IVa just do Xelolda or 5-fu?
Replies: 42
Views: 1343

Re: Anyone with Stage IVa just do Xelolda or 5-fu?

Hi , I agree with the above poster . No science to back me up but in a stage 4 setting it's seems to me more a case of what works for the individual with the guidance of your oncologist based on the pathology. There is only one way to find out and that is having the treatment, being open minded and ...
by stu
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: stage 4 colon cancer with stomach mets
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: stage 4 colon cancer with stomach mets

Hi ,
Welcome to the forum . I will let you read my signature on behalf of my mum . You have been given good advise to seek the right people to treat you .It was a good plan for my mum .
Take care ,
Stu
by stu
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Too many tumors to count... newbie here
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Too many tumors to count... newbie here

Hi , From reading here for eight years I would be taking the advise to consult with Dr K . I don't live in the US but have read here over the years what she has achieved . Have a read of my signature . My mum's CEA level went up every time she had chemo . It is not always a reliable tool when chemo ...
by stu
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ex is in Hospice
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Ex is in Hospice

Just so sad for your kids . Thinking of you all ,
Stu
by stu
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it possible for a Stage IV to have no met in LN at all?
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: Is it possible for a Stage IV to have no met in LN at all?

Hi , Interesting question . My mum had reactionary lymph nodes around the tumour on a ct scan . No pet scan was done before chemo so I can't say if they were cancer or irritated!! But after chemo no evidence of cancer was found in the removed lymph nodes . She had a lung met removed last year but ei...
by stu
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: National Cancer Reserach Institute Survey (UK Only)
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: National Cancer Reserach Institute Survey (UK Only)

Done , can't not help a fellow Scott out .
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 274
Views: 10422

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

All the best for today . Before you know it you will be well on the road to recovery .
Take care,
Stu

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