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by behconsult
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tom marsilje
Replies: 40
Views: 2138

Re: Tom marsilje

Thank you Tom for all your have done for so many, including myself, on this journey. May God Bless you and all your family. You created a legacy that continue to impact others for ever. Peace, Bob
by behconsult
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am now five years cancer free after my lung recurrence
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: I am now five years cancer free after my lung recurrence

Yes!!!! That is what I love to hear. Thank you so much for sharing. I am on my 32 round of chemo give or take for lung mets. I would write more but and going out and bang a 20 mile bike ride. Blessings and Gratefulness. Bob
by behconsult
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA for lung metastasis
Replies: 10
Views: 1318

Re: CEA for lung metastasis

CEA varies among individuals. For some it is an effective biomarker, for other it is not. Myself, I have never had an abnormal CEA yet had a tumor in my right colon and lung mets. There is another marker that is sometimes used called a CA 19-9. Hope this helps. B
by behconsult
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

P.S. Thank you all for the kind thoughts, prayers and positive energy. It has made a difference. B
by behconsult
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Just curious if you are in the US? I ask because I too have a 4-5 lung mets and have never been offered any treatment other than standard chemo and now Erbitux. Is ablation not as well received in the US? Should I ask my Onc why it hasn't been mentioned? Yes, I am in the US. Cryoablation is a speci...
by behconsult
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

What's the difference between cryoablation and RFA? Congrats on getting those suckers evicted! Cryoablation is a freeze-thaw-freeze process, As they run you in and out of a ct scanner they can see the ice ball surround and exceed the margins of the lesion. RFA uses radio-frequency waves which gener...
by behconsult
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV for 4.5 years.....NED again!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Stage IV for 4.5 years.....NED again!!

stevieb wrote:I just got an NED scan result from MDA! I had a lung cryoablation at the end of May on one small nodule and am still NED! Continuing on Celebrex, Xeloda, and Avastin for 3 months and scan again! Happy Dance!!!!

If clear in three months do you plan on continuing with chemo?
by behconsult
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Cancer and Osteoarthritis?
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Colon Cancer and Osteoarthritis?

I have a marked increase in arthritis since chemo. Exercise, low inflammatory diet and glucosimine help. Be careful what you tell yourself about your arthritis. It can be managed.
by behconsult
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 10 Yr cancerversary and Diabetes update
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: 10 Yr cancerversary and Diabetes update

Great news! I too am trying to get off the diabetes protocol. I work out 6 days a week, A1C is 6.4. Your story is inspiration to me. I still need to drop 40 lbs though. Bob
by behconsult
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Thank you for the thoughts and prayers. Both those posted and those held privately. The procedure went well they found two spots and this makes five done by cryoablation. Stayed overnight, chest tube was much more gentle compared to last time. One spot was close to my heart. Peace and healing to all...
by behconsult
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need help to understand "dormant" cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Need help to understand "dormant" cancer

I also wonder if quality of life issues are the driving factor in the statement of 'dormancy" in an 86 year old in addition to what CRguy mentioned. Chemo and radiation at that age would radically change current functioning quickly. Oncs see enough suffering- the cost benefit curve is skewed un...
by behconsult
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung met cryoablation tomorrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Lung met cryoablation tomorrow

Dear Peeps of the crc world- I am off to my cryoablation tomorrow and God willing will be NED. I had three spots done in May and one tomorrow. I am hoping to not have a another pneumothorax nor being strung up in restraints for 7 hours in a ct scanner like before. The research on cryoablation for co...
by behconsult
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 117
Views: 19859

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Got bless you Eric! May you be pedaling the most scenic and beautiful place ever.
by behconsult
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally some awesome news!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3017

Re: Finally some awesome news!!!!

Great news on the eviction. Sorry about the ortho injury as that has to bite trying to navigate summer/life. Bob
by behconsult
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PET Scan Results - More Cancer???
Replies: 62
Views: 12620

Re: PET Scan Results - More Cancer???

Thanks for the question, Maia. He doesn't take metformin and is controlling his diabetes with diet. He takes supplements that possibly could intervene on glucose uptake. I will definitely look into this as a potential cause. I did some reading on the term hypermetabolic focus and it appears that it...

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