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by Jacques
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Five years....and lung nodule
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Five years....and lung nodule

There are many possible causes of lung nodules. See the article below for an overview. Causes of Lung Nodules Benign and Malignant https://www.verywell.com/causes-of-lung-nodules-2249386 Also, you can have benign nodules that grow over time. (I have had one of these for the past 5 years). I don't th...
by Jacques
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How Often Should My CEA Be Tested?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: How Often Should My CEA Be Tested?

... I just wanted to know whether a switch to semi-annual oncologist follow ups is considered medical standard of care based on my factual circumstances... According to the ASCO 2009 guidelines for Stage III followup, the standard is to have quarterly follow-ups for the first three years after the ...
by Jacques
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still here tchan8888
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Still here tchan8888

Tom - It was so nice to see your post. I have been thinking about you lately and wondering how you are doing. However, I'm sorry to hear that your Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) trial seems to have stopped working. How many cycles have you had so far -- around 25? How many quarterly follow-up scans have ...
by Jacques
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Box
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: The Box

... Since we are now a patient of one of Sloan’s Dr’s, we can now call them anytime, set up an appointment and be matriculated into their system. We agreed that basic Chemo/Bloodwork, CT Scans will remain at Roswell. When it comes to the Next Step in my wife’s treatments, Sloan will be consulted an...
by Jacques
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA ELEVATED
Replies: 7
Views: 584

False positives for elevated CEA

CEA can rise for several different reasons, not all of which are cancer. Yes, there are a number of other conditions that can lead to elevated CEA and that can be considered as false positives for cancer tumors. In other words, you would have to eliminate quite a number of other possible causes bef...
by Jacques
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How Often Should My CEA Be Tested?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: How Often Should My CEA Be Tested?

Hi. I saw my oncologist for a quarterly follow up recently. He switched me from quarterly follow ups to semi-annual follow ups. These follow ups include recording vitals, physical exam and review of blood work including CEA. I had surgery in 9/14 and I finished folfox chemotherapy toward the end of...
by Jacques
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA ELEVATED
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Signature creation

I think it would help if you could create a signature so that people here can know more about your situation, particularly the information from your pathology report that would be relevant for discussing local vs remote recurrences: e.g., How many lymph nodes were removed and how many were positive?...
by Jacques
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Reversal

Swirdfish - Since you are a mechanic by profession, I would imagine that you must know something about BMWs ... Fortunately, the MD Anderson Cancer Center has a website with a collection of "BMW repair manuals" (see link below) MD Anderson - B owel M anagement W ebpage I'm sure you can fin...
by Jacques
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Scheduled - Nervous and Excited
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Surgery Scheduled - Nervous and Excited

... Anybody have advice on how best to prep myself for the surgery? How to prep for the recovery process? Preparation for Surgery http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46553&p=340775#p340775 And another point : You need to have your tumor tested for MSI status, Essenti...
by Jacques
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sigmoid tumor & Para Aorta spread - Please help our little family -
Replies: 13
Views: 843

Link to rp1954's previous posts

...You might want to search and read some of my previous posts, too. Here is a link to all of rp1954 's previous posts: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/search.php?author_id=41553&sr=posts If you want to search for specific topics by keyword, you can then use the Search box that will app...
by Jacques
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI
Replies: 478
Views: 44126

Re: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI

Hello, I found this thread via a Google search and just registered. I have been taking care my wife ever since she was diagnosed with colon cancer on Christmas 2015. Unfortunately after 12 sessions of Folfox and 4 cycles of FOLFIRI+Avastin, the illness still progressed. We applied to this clinical ...
by Jacques
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: An Oldie but a Goodie to make you smile
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: An Oldie but a Goodie to make you smile

Thanks for the post. It really made me laugh!
by Jacques
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Awareness: Recommended screening tests for CRC
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Awareness: Recommended screening tests for CRC

One aspect of awareness is to be aware of the screening options available for coloretal cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends a total of 7 different kinds of screening tests for colorectal cancer. These tests are listed and described briefly in the table below. The tests ...
by Jacques
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need help with advise on Stage and CEA
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Need help with advise on Stage and CEA

Welcome to ColonTalk, and I'm sorry to hear of the issues you are having with your staging. From what you have said in your post, it looks to me like you fit into the category "Stage 2a with no high risk factors", but I think that you will have to wait until some of the Stage 2a folks here...
by Jacques
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety long and drawn out this time. March/ April people?
Replies: 17
Views: 1150

Re: Scanxiety long and drawn out this time. March/ April people?

...Yes I have added some blood tests due to what I have read about for example chronic inflammation... Here is some more information on available systemic inflammation tests, along with French translations: hCRP - CRP/CRP US - Protéine C Réactive Sang héparine si pvt labo, tube gel J0 / N ESR - Vit...

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