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by Jacques
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 19911

Rectal radiation on a moving target?

... I've had consults with the local oncologist, local radiologist, Dana Farber oncologist, Dana Farber radiologist and B&W Surgeon. So I'm more or less prepared to start... I have had the tumor prolapse from time to time and there's often a lot of blood when this happens. This morning, though,...
by Jacques
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Second opinions? Stomach cancer cells?
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Second opinions? Stomach cancer cells?

Thanks for the reply NHMike! The nearest thing in Las Vegas I would assume is the Comprehensive Cancer Center so I'll be looking into that... It looks like Comprehensive Cancer Center of Nevada is mainly a "for-profit" hospital. There are some websites out there that have reviews on them....
by Jacques
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HELP - Stage 3C Mucinous Adenocarcinoma - Colon
Replies: 3
Views: 2011

Re: HELP - Stage 3C Mucinous Adenocarcinoma - Colon

... Please can someone help me with what my next steps should be in terms of alternative treatments or whatever measures I can take from my side to help with the treatment. I am currently on adjuvant chemo. Some people here have followed recommendations from Life Extension Foundation. You might wan...
by Jacques
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A little help please
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Re: A little help please

...Make sure ALL of your PM folders have some room, I have found if any folder is 100% full, the system chokes on that ... In my opinion there should be some sort of FAQ on managing Private Messages. Currently, the FAQ library has only three FAQs in the PM area and none of these FAQs pertain to the...
by Jacques
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A little help please
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Re: A little help please

Hi. I have a private message that I guess I was unable to open because my inbox was full. After 10 minutes of rhesus monkey stuff I was able to delete some messages. Now I have "space" but I'm getting a message that says I'm not authorized to read new mail?? Can anyone help? Thanks a lot....
by Jacques
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Twilight sleep or Propofol, for Colonoscopy?
Replies: 24
Views: 4659

Colonoscopy prep solutions

... I am nervous, I have the prep just lagging on making the appt! :( Did you say that you already have the prep? If so,which one is it? Is it one of the ones below? When is your appointment, and when are you going to start on the prep? It's very important to have a good clean-out. • PEG/Electrolyt...
by Jacques
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone on XELOX and working?
Replies: 20
Views: 4121

Delayed allergic reactions to oxaliplatin

... I chose Thursdays for my infusions and hope to go to work on Mondays. Since you are going to have your infusions on Thursdays, I would suggest that you talk to your oncologist about how to obtain help if you ever have a Grade 3 or Grade 4 reaction on Saturday or Sunday when the Infusion Center ...
by Jacques
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What to expect?
Replies: 24
Views: 5516

Re: What to expect?

LeonW wrote:agree 200%
for Basil . . . . What does STAT stand for?

STAT
by Jacques
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Asking questions before diagnosis?
Replies: 11
Views: 2871

Re: Asking questions before diagnosis?

Is it okay to ask questions before a diagnosis? ... We see hematology again on Tuesday... Are there any questions we should ask him? Since anemia seems to be the main issue here, I would recommend that you download and read the MD Anderson clinical management document on Anemia. To find this docume...
by Jacques
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scar Tissue at Anastamosis Site - Surgical correction
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

Re: Scar Tissue at Anastamosis Site - Surgical correction

It sounds like you have gone through the standard procedure for checking the "patency" of the opening and that now the dilation procedure has been done in an attempt to widen the opening. I don't have any information on what the followup surgery might entail specifically, but I do know the...
by Jacques
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sig file help for new member
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

Welcome

Lee wrote:Welcome wagon here waving Hi...Welcome aboard

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by Jacques
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: scan time! 53rd St on 7/19
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

Re: scan time! 53rd St on 7/19

... I have to figure out how to add a photo here. There are lots of people here who know how to post their photos. Maybe someone will come along to help. Here's a post that deals with this subject: How to post pictures http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51629#p401392
by Jacques
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Asking questions before diagnosis?
Replies: 11
Views: 2871

Re: Asking questions before diagnosis?

...He always assumed it was just hemorrhoids and has never had a colonoscopy. Anyway. He's getting one now. Be sure to ask for a written report from the colonoscopy. This should clarify a number of things. Here is some information on getting colonoscopies: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/vi...
by Jacques
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 19911

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

NHMike - I sent you a PM. To check your PM Inbox, click on the link below: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/ucp.php?i=pm&folder=inbox I think it would help if you could create a signature file to summarize your situation in a few short lines. A link for doing that is here: https://colonc...
by Jacques
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sig file help for new member
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

ABBREVIATIONS and LARS

Welcome ptsmith If you want help with the abbreviations, you can find some of them here: ABBREVIATIONS http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5366&p=419139#p419139 For info on LARS you can start here: LARS http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/4/1/e003374/F1.large.jpg?w...

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