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by Jacques
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Thinking this might be the start of another recurrence
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: Thinking this might be the start of another recurrence

Hi all, On Xmas eve, got my latest scan results. It was a good result, considering my history. the only new finding was: "Mild wall thickening at anastomosis" I'm thinking the only thing that would cause this is the start of a new met. Anyone have any insights? Thanks, Sue I don't know th...
by Jacques
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?
Replies: 42
Views: 7988

Re: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?

Thanks for getting back to us with a report of your first chemo/radiation session. It looks like you have prepared yourself quite well for the treatment. Just remember that if you start having severe diarrhea then this means loss of fluids and loss of electrolytes and that the loss will have to be r...
by Jacques
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5CM Rectal Mass
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: 5CM Rectal Mass

Welcome to the Forum! One of the things you could do in support of your mother is to monitor the flow of technical information that will be coming in during the next couple of weeks and to help your mother organize and understand it, and to make sure that everything is in order. I think you should b...
by Jacques
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice - new ileostomy reversal
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: Advice - new ileostomy reversal

...I’m lining up for an ileo reversal soon too... One of the other things you could do in preparation for your up-coming January 20th ileo reversal is to read some of the old posts by MissMolly on the anatomy related to ULAR surgeries in an effort to try to understand what functions are present in ...
by Jacques
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice - new ileostomy reversal
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: Advice - new ileostomy reversal

... I'm using an makeshift rig of urinary incontinence pads, wads of toilet paper, and tight shorts for now ... Instead of just using wads of toilet paper alone you might try adding an anal tampon as a sort of plug. I'm not sure how well it will work with watery stools, but it is supposed to work O...
by Jacques
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals
Replies: 19
Views: 2848

Re: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals

... What Is the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) Blood Test? What to expect when undergoing this test https://www.verywellhealth.com/carcinoembryonic-antigen-cea-797561 The article immediately above gives a list of some benign conditions which can raise CEA levels along with inflammation.... zx10guy ...
by Jacques
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member question: Puffy Stomach after surgery??
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: New member question: Puffy Stomach after surgery??

... I received 3 surgeries on my colon on 05/30/2019... To respond to your question I think it would help to know a little more about your surgeries. What were your 3 surgeries? Were they all done at the same time? what type of surgery was it -- open surgery, or laparoscopic surgery? If it was open...
by Jacques
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals
Replies: 19
Views: 2848

Re: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals

.. . The concern is a continuing increase in the numbers. If your having one done for the first time, and it's elevated a bit, it would be hard to say just from that one result if it's an indication of something or just nothing... This is so true. In the case of CEA, both elevation and trend are im...
by Jacques
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Has anyone tried jab3312 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: Has anyone tried jab3312 ?

simonseconddone wrote:This clinic trial can help the people that kras gene mutation, Has anyone tried ?
If somebody join this clinic trial, can you tell me it good or bad?

Is this the trial?
https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04045496/
by Jacques
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions about post chemo-radiation stage
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Questions about post chemo-radiation stage

... The surgery is scheduled for february ... I know I might sound scared but is there something i should be doing now ? Welcome to the forum, and thanks for setting up your signature before your first post! One thing you could do now is to read the "Informed Consent" documents for this t...
by Jacques
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: "Abridge": An app for recording health care conversations
Replies: 0
Views: 2405

"Abridge": An app for recording health care conversations

Remembering things when you are overwhelmed or when you have chemo brain can be a challenge. The AI transcription is key to revisiting the appointment without having to play back the entire thing, but also having the option to do so if you want to is great too: Dana-Farber Young Adult Program · Dec...
by Jacques
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?
Replies: 42
Views: 7988

Preparation for neo-adjuvant chemo/radiation (rectal cancer patients)

Ulendon - Thank you for taking time to post your experience with the chemo/radiation orientation session. I think that your post will be very useful for those rectal cancer patients in the future who will be facing similar chemo/radiation sessions. I notice that you now have 10 days until the start...
by Jacques
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, input needed
Replies: 82
Views: 23592

Re: Please help, input needed

The closest radiation center is 45 minutes away. So I am going to have to drive there and back every morning before going to work. I have an appointment there tomorrow morning and hopefully will know more after that. You might want to go to a medical supply store to see if you can find some sort of...

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