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by Deb m
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lymph node...or ovary?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Lymph node...or ovary?

I think it' good news. My sister, who is a cancer survivor, lymphoma. She, on one of her follow up ct scan visits, it too was noted that her ovary was enlarged and she too was post menopausal. After a work up to investigate, it was nothing. Her ovary was just simply enlarged and that was that. She h...
by Deb m
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Extremely Worried Common Iliac Lymph Node
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Extremely Worried Common Iliac Lymph Node

my husbands lliac nodes were all negative when they did the pathology on them after removal. They all lit up on the Pet scan. His cancer was in his cecum, and when they removed it along with his ascending colon, they removed all those nodes in the lliac chain that lit up on the pet scan at the same ...
by Deb m
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stay local or travel for Surgeon?
Replies: 17
Views: 643

Re: Stay local or travel for Surgeon?

I would go to where you know you'll get the best treatment. In the long run you'll be happy you did. You should be very grateful that you have the means to do so, not everybody does.

deb
by Deb m
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Internal Iliac Node involvement??
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: Internal Iliac Node involvement??

My husbands cancer was in his cecum. The PT scan before the surgery snowed enlarged nodes along the iliac chain which also lit up. When they did the surgery, they removed them along with his cecum and acceding colon. What was very Interestingly was that none of those nodes that were removed during s...
by Deb m
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: endoscope while getting chemo?
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: endoscope while getting chemo?

I remember our oncologist telling us to wait a couple of months after completing chemo to have another colonoscopy. He said we needed time to let the colon heal as well as letting his blood counts rebound completely to avoid a bleed or infection. I would assume it's the same with the procedure they ...
by Deb m
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For stage 2's Ned for how long?
Replies: 38
Views: 5007

Re: For stage 2's Ned for how long?

My husband is just under 8 years out from surgery. He did 12 hits of folfox. Doing very well with very few side effects remaining from the surgery and chemo. His official stage was IIbT4a.
by Deb m
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My experience with right colectomy (first 7 days)
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: My experience with right colectomy (first 7 days)

My husband had his acceding colon removed as well. He was about your age. He has some issues with loose stools of and on, but Imodium keeps everything in check pretty well. His ended up being stage IIt4a. He did 12 hits of folfox. He is now almost 8 years out from surgery and continues to be NED sin...
by Deb m
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: On going side effects of Right Hemicolectomy 4yrs post surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: On going side effects of Right Hemicolectomy 4yrs post surgery

My husband had a Rt. Hemicolectomy as well 8 years ago. He too still suffers from loose stools and all that you said. He takes two Imodium's every day and has for 8 years now. His oncologist at MDA said it's ok. It has helped quite a bit. It's just a normal routine for him now. He also found that dr...
by Deb m
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA increase on FOLFIRI
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: CEA increase on FOLFIRI

My husbands CEA initially increased while on folfox for a while, but then came down towards the end of treatment. His scans remained clear.

Nerve racking to say the least, I know. Hang in there and hopefully it will be the same with your husband.
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by Deb m
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal bleeding 7 months after a clear colonoscopy
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Rectal bleeding 7 months after a clear colonoscopy

I find it hard to believe that cancer could form that fast, since February! I thinking the most realistic cause is probably a hemorrhoid. This is of course with the assumption that you had a "good" colonoscopy. Never the less, I would call the doc and get things checked out.

deb m
by Deb m
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 47
Views: 13136

Re: Bev G

She was in remission for a very long time. It must of been something not related directly to her cancer. I too am shocked, for she seemed to be doing very well.

Her family has my deepest sympathy and of course prayers.

Deb m
by Deb m
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First Meeting with Surgeon
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: First Meeting with Surgeon

II also believe second opinions are warranted a lot of the time and are very beneficial. Do make sure your surgeon is a board certified colo-rectal surgeon, very important!
by Deb m
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I got to update my signature!
Replies: 16
Views: 4566

Re: I got to update my signature!

That's great news, so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

deb m
by Deb m
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Genetic Testing?
Replies: 20
Views: 4626

Re: Genetic Testing?

We had all the genetic testing done, and everything was normal, no abnormal shifts of any kind found. Our oncologist to us were just one of the "unlucky" one's. They told us that our two boys should start getting colonoscopy's 10 years earlier than the age my husband was diagnosed. That te...
by Deb m
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port removed
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Port removed

My husband has been NED for almost 7 years now and I still freak out over every little illness, ache, pain he has. I don't think it will ever go away. Your correct in that this is "something totally different". My sister is a 30 year survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, had a bone marrow transp...

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