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by Deb m
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain below right ribcage
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Pain below right ribcage

gallbladder/stones? Sounds similar to the pain my son had and it turned out to be gallstones.
by Deb m
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Positive fecal occult test
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: Positive fecal occult test

My husband really had no symptoms of colon cancer. He had a scope only because of a positive fecal test and because he turned 52 and was due anyway. He had a 3.6 cm tumor in his cecum which is the beginning of your large intestine. Ended up having major surgery follow by 6 months/12 hits of folfox. ...
by Deb m
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Joe Rogers (1974-2019)
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Joe Rogers (1974-2019)

Very sorry for your loss. Will keep you both in my rosary.
by Deb m
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question- how do you count years of survival?
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Question- how do you count years of survival?

We were told by our oncologist at MDA that the clock starts the day of surgery if all visible know cancer was removed. If not all the cancer was removed, then it starts after chemo, when you obtain a clean scan. I guess that would determine years of remission. Years of survival, what your asking, wo...
by Deb m
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rising CEA - What would you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: Rising CEA - What would you do?

I think I would insist on a Pet scan. I may not show anything, but then again it may. If something is going on, the earlier it's detected, the better.

Sorry your going thru all this added stress.
by Deb m
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Helping husband through this difficult time
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Helping husband through this difficult time

I remember my husband feeling the same way. He also became unemployed because of his cancer which made him feel even worse, like he couldn't even support his family anymore. It was a very difficult time for him and in turn me. We did get thru it, and you and your husband will too. I think all these ...
by Deb m
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: All done...hard to believe
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: All done...hard to believe

So happy for you and love hearing these success stories.!
by Deb m
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What to expect when chemo is finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: What to expect when chemo is finished

My husband did 10 hits of folfox and two without the oxiplatin. He is 8 years out of treatment now and only has slight nephropathy on the balls of his feet. It really doesn't bother him. He did have it pretty bad on his feet and fingers while going thru treatments, but after about 3-4 months post tr...
by Deb m
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon polyps
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Colon polyps

I think they should test you for lynch .
by Deb m
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had to have high hopes for a living...
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Had to have high hopes for a living...

Attitude is half the battle. Also being treated by major cancer centers with experienced doctors is a Hugh plus. Sounds like you have both those things in place. I always felt better when things started happening because to me it was the big start of kicking the hell out of the cancer. I completely ...
by Deb m
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adjuvant chemo or not / Decision time for adjuvant chemo
Replies: 31
Views: 1991

Re: Adjuvant chemo or not

My husband 's cancer was also down by his appendix. It was actually in his cecum, but they also removed his appendix because it grew into the orifice of his appendix. He was a stage llt4a. Because of the t4 status, they highly recommended chemo. My first thought when I read your e-mail was, have you...
by Deb m
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: second guessing everything right now . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: second guessing everything right now . . .

We had our genetic testing all done at MDA and I remember it taking about 4-5 weeks.
by Deb m
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 1 Year Scan
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: 1 Year Scan

Hoping for a clean scan. I perfectly understand your anxiety!
by Deb m
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sigmoid + Distant Lymph Nodes
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: Sigmoid + Distant Lymph Nodes

Start folfox as soon as you can, add the other regiment later. If it's in your lymphatic system, you don't want to wait and see. That's my opinion.

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