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by Jacques
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, input needed
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

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...
by Jacques
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, input needed
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Please help, input needed

Saw the oncologist yesterday afternoon and he said it would be 28 sessions of radiation along with Xeloda. Seeing the radiation doctor tommorow morning. For your radiation treatments, will you be able to do them locally, or will you have to go to the main Kaiser hospital every day? If you're going ...
by Jacques
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 Year cancerversary
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: 7 Year cancerversary

kiwiinoz - Thank you for checking in, and congratulations on your 7th cancerversary! Also, I want to thank you for your many contributions to this forum in the past. You, along with Brownbagger, have made a lasting contribution to this forum with your monthly exercise and weight loss threads. These...
by Jacques
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?

One thing you could do when you see the radiation oncologist is to ask where, exactly, your rectal tumor and involved lymph nodes are located. Is the tumor on the front (ventral) wall of the rectum or on the rear (dorsal) wall of the rectum? Ask if this would make a difference in the radiation side-...
by Jacques
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Checking In- Diagnosed in September 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Checking In- Diagnosed in September 2014

testing765 - Thanks for checking in! And it's good to see that all the research you did five years ago has paid off. Newcomers here might not realize it, but there was a time back then when you were termed the Stage III poster child because of all the intensive research you did to customize your tr...
by Jacques
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Cancer Research Project
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Colon Cancer Research Project

... For the third semester (the current) we are supposed to conduct international communications in order to better understand global implications of the disease. There are no explicit guidelines for what needs to be covered or discussed, so frankly any type of input is positive... OK, I think I un...
by Jacques
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Cancer Research Project
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Colon Cancer Research Project

Thank you for providing clarification about you colorectal cancer capstone project. I still have some questions, though... 1. What kind of final "product" is your capstone project designed to produce? - a research paper? a podcast ? a you-tube video? a press release along with an interview...
by Jacques
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Cancer Research Project
Replies: 13
Views: 952

Re: Colon Cancer Research Project

... If anyone from an international background would like to discuss factors surrounding screening, diet, exercise, accessibility, treatment and more that would be fantastic.... Your capstone project sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I understand what your objective is. What is your goal, your f...
by Jacques
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT scan interpretation
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: CT scan interpretation

... So my question is, can the oncologist interpret the ct at all?... My oncologist would put my scan's CD-ROM in his computer and launch his CT scan viewer software and flip through the various scan slices to show me where there might be problems. He was pretty skilled at doing this. The software ...
by Jacques
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Very Worried - 32M
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Very Worried - 32M

Others here have reported experiences similar to yours: I had rectal bleeding around June 26 and went into the hospital because it was a scary amount of blood. Had a CT scan done and they determined that it was a mass and did a colonoscopy... I have had the tumor prolapse from time to time and there...
by Jacques
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Removal of Benign Mass in Colon
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Re: Removal of Benign Mass in Colon

ffl0203t8 wrote:...I'm scheduled for a ESD two weeks from today...

Good luck on your upcoming cecum surgery. When you get a chance, let us know how it went.
by Jacques
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, input needed
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Please help, input needed

... I don't really have an option to take much time off work. So whatever treatment plan we come up with needs to take that into account. For your meeting with your surgeon in the morning, you could ask about your overall treatment calendar. Your staging now is set at T3bN2M0, or Stage III-C. For t...
by Jacques
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help, input needed
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Please help, input needed

Great news that your liver and lungs are clear! What are your next steps? My mom was a T3N2M0 as well and they suggested total neoadjuvant therapy where you get your chemo upfront to start to attack any potential spread that just may not be visible. Then you get radiation and lastly surgery. Someth...

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