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by Deb m
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Healthy 42 year old diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Healthy 42 year old diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer

Your getting treatment a one of the best places, if now the best. I hear nothing but great things from them.

Deb m
by Deb m
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 18
Views: 756

Re: Question

You need to get genetic testing done!
by Deb m
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 56 went for a colonoscopy they found 5 cm tumor
Replies: 28
Views: 1343

Re: 56 went for a colonoscopy they found 5 cm tumor

Get a second opinion from a major cancer center, it always proves to be beneficial in some way! Also make sure the surgeon is a colorectal board certified surgeon. Remember that this type of cancer is one of the slowest growing cancers there is, so you have time to do all this. I understand the feel...
by Deb m
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

Re: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?

I understand your dilemma. My husband was a stage II also, but he had clear risk factors so he did 6 months of folfox. I would say though, even if he didn't have any of his "high risk" factors we would of done the chemo. My feeling is that even when they tell you that your a stage IIa, whi...
by Deb m
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anothe milestone reached in my journey
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Anothe milestone reached in my journey

So happy for you. What a wonderful Christmas present you have been given!
by Deb m
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recently diagnosed CA in cecum - need to clear some confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Recently diagnosed CA in cecum - need to clear some confusion

When my husband had his pre surgery ct and pet scans, that said that three lymph nodes looked suspicious for cancer. The surgical pathology report showed differently, they were not cancer. Sometimes nodes can be enlarged and look suspicious perhaps because of infection or that they are simply enlarg...
by Deb m
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recently diagnosed CA in cecum - need to clear some confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Recently diagnosed CA in cecum - need to clear some confusion

My husband was 50 years old when he also was diagnosed with cancer in his cecum. He had 24 nodes removed all that were neg for cancer. He under went 6 months of folfox due to two high risk factors which were being a t4 and LVI. He did pretty well over all with the chemo. He was monitored very closel...
by Deb m
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here- full colectomy recommended by surgeon- any advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: New here- full colectomy recommended by surgeon- any advice?

My husbands main tumor was also in his cecum. He had his cecum, ascending colon and appendix removed along with 24 lymph nodes. He also had a polyp in his transverse colon which was NOT positive for cancer and was removed during the colonoscopy. I agree with getting a second opinion from a MAJOR can...
by Deb m
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out I have cancer
Replies: 20
Views: 1722

Re: Just found out I have cancer

The anxiety your feeling now is very normal. Once you get the whole picture and find out exactly where things stand and what needs to be done you will feel a bit more in control. I started feeling better when I knew things were being done to kill the cancer . The worst is knowing it's there, and not...
by Deb m
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T1 rectal cancer and LVI
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: T1 rectal cancer and LVI

My husband was a stage ll with positive LVI in the small blood vessel. Our oncologist considered this to be a high risk feature and 6 months of folfox was advised. He was also a t4, but even if he wasn't a t4, they would of advised chemo because of him being positive for LVI. He told us that LVI is ...
by Deb m
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out yesterday I have colon cancer.
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: Just found out yesterday I have colon cancer.

We also went to MD Anderson. It took us two weeks to get in.
by Deb m
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Confusing pathology results
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Confusing pathology results

My husband also had a tumor in his cecum and had most of his ascending colon removed. He was MSS stable and his cells were moderately differentiated. His, however was a t4 so chemo was highly advised for him. We would of done the chemo even if he were a t3. The reason why the prognosis for rt sided ...
by Deb m
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Elevated CEA with long standing sinus infection /cold
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Elevated CEA with long standing sinus infection /cold

It's the trend that would be a concern. Have them re-check it in a few weeks. If it increases even more, than I would push for a scan, but if it's stable or lower, than I would try not to worry. I know, easier said than done.

deb m
by Deb m
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver spot seen on CT...Should I be concerned??
Replies: 32
Views: 2634

Re: Liver spot seen on CT...Should I be concerned??

Hello, My husband also has a fatty liver and had cysts show on his ct scans. He also, throughout his five years of surveillance ct's had cysts show up on his pancreas and kidneys in addition to his liver. I do think that some people are prone to them and our oncologist told us that the older you get...

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