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by Deb m
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA increasing trend
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: CEA increasing trend

My husbands also jumped around a lot. It was very nerve racking to say the least! Our oncologist told us that the numbers will usually double withing a couple of months if it is cancer. Your increases in numbers are very slight so I wouldn't worry to much at this point. Continue to watch I guess, deb
by Deb m
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 1 folow up CT scan
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Stage 1 folow up CT scan

My husband was a high risk stage two, so it was from chin to thigh ct scan every three months. I think even for stage I it's chin to thigh, just not as frequent though.

deb m
by Deb m
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: first Folfox - delayed reaction?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: first Folfox - delayed reaction?

With each of my husbands folfox treatments, he was fine till about the 3,4th day after, then he would have a bit of all the symptoms. He was always fine on the day of treatment and a couple days after.
by Deb m
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rang the bell today!
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Rang the bell today!

What a long road it's been for you. So happy that the end of the road was a happy one. Wishing NED on you forever.

God bless,

deb
by Deb m
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blockage
Replies: 88
Views: 4864

Re: Blockage

I'm at a loss for words. The repose of her soul along with yourself will be in my daily rosary. You have my deepest sympathy.

deb
by Deb m
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver Cyst After Chemo - Question
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Liver Cyst After Chemo - Question

My husband also had a cyst in his liver and also his pancreas and neither changed and just remained cysts. Our oncologist told us that cysts take on a different appearance then tumors and told us from the beginning not to worry. Of course I worried anyway, but five years of surveillance with ct scan...
by Deb m
Wed May 31, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good scan results 2.5 years out
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Good scan results 2.5 years out

So happy that you got good news. Now go celebrate some!
by Deb m
Fri May 26, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage3 Mom of 4; driving from AL to MDA for treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Stage3 Mom of 4; driving from AL to MDA for treatment

Welcome to the board. We also had all out treatments/scans at MDA. We live in Kansas and went back and forth to Texas for a little over five years till he was finally cut loose and declared cured. I can't say enough great things about our doctors and medical staff there. I really don't know if my hu...
by Deb m
Mon May 22, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member : Stage 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: New Member : Stage 2

All of those high risk features should be on the pathology report. Get a copy of it and have them explain it to you! If it's not written on the report, then you need to ask if any of those risk features were present. They should know and need to know. It's important information to have while making ...
by Deb m
Mon May 22, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT scan- MDA said ok; local onc has issue
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: CT scan- MDA said ok; local onc has issue

We also had all of our follow ups at MDA. I would be shocked if this amounts to anything. If there was even the littlest doubt about anything, they, MDA would of ordered a Pet immediately. I remember on one occasion, my husbands ct scan was completely clear, but his cea jumped up just a little, and ...
by Deb m
Mon May 22, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member : Stage 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: New Member : Stage 2

My husband was a stage IIbt4a. We did 6 months/12 hits of folfox. If you are indeed a t4, then in my opinion you should do chemo. T4 puts you in a high risk category. Also if less than 12nodes were removed, LVI, poor differentiated /high grade all put you in a high risk category. You need to have a ...
by Deb m
Tue May 16, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3-Year Scan results
Replies: 34
Views: 1841

Re: 3-Year Scan results

Good luck with it all,

deb
by Deb m
Tue May 16, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3-Year Scan results
Replies: 34
Views: 1841

Re: 3-Year Scan results

Our oncologist always told us that because my husband was a t4, cells could of escaped thru the colon wall which put him at high risk for recurrence. Colon cancer is slow growing, and assuming the worst , that cell were floating around his abdominal cavity he felt we needed to be monitored up to the...
by Deb m
Tue May 16, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 3-Year Scan results
Replies: 34
Views: 1841

Re: 3-Year Scan results

Thats great news. We were always told that the three year mark is a Hugh positive hurtle to reach and if you make it there ned, then your chances of being forever ned are extremely good! I , however would say that being a t4, you should push for a four year and a five year scan. My husband was a t4 ...
by Deb m
Wed May 03, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: lower survival rate for stage 2 than stage 3?
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: lower survival rate for stage 2 than stage 3?

My husband being a stage IIbt4a, our oncologist at MDA told us chemo,(folfox) was absolutely necessary if he wanted a chance at being cured. He said that because of the t4, we had to assume that cancer cells could be all over his abd. cavity. CRguy is correct in that just because you pathology repor...

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