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by hopeful1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nine Year Anniversary
Replies: 13
Views: 1541

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by hopeful1
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Multiple reoccurrence survival stories
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Multiple reoccurrence survival stories

Hi everyone. Have been feeling very nervous since my husband had his third reoccurrence diagnosed in November last year. It feels sometimes like we are fighting a losing battle. If there is anyone who'd like to share their multiple reoccurrence survival story I would love to hear it.
by hopeful1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Checking in to say Hello. Stage IV still NED
Replies: 8
Views: 2434

Re: Checking in to say Hello. Stage IV still NED

Thanks for posting. Love the encouragement.
by hopeful1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scanxiety - Good thoughts Please
Replies: 29
Views: 3990

Re: Scanxiety - Good thoughts Please

Praying for good results for you.
by hopeful1
Sat May 05, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA increasing trend
Replies: 14
Views: 2331

Re: CEA increasing trend

Mine did and it was a false positive. A year ago my CEA was around 2.9 or 3.1. It has never been lower than 2.4 in 9 years. Six months later it was 5.8. I'd read that hypothyroid can cause false positives and since my scans were clear, I asked for blood work and sure enough, my TSH showed I was hyp...
by hopeful1
Wed May 02, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 759
Views: 277688

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

My husband was diagnosed with stage IIIa bowel cancer in 2013. He was 4 years NED (except CEA slightly raised in 5's). Liver met in 2017 he had a resection and now 1 year post NED on CT. CEA still raised (currently 8.2) but this might be his normal. He was 43 years old at diagnosis and we are glad w...
by hopeful1
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question on CEA, cancer recurrence and psoriasis
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

Re: Question on CEA, cancer recurrence and psoriasis

Thanks for the replies. :) The only medication he currently takes for the psoriasis is steroid creams so no biotin. I was surprised that the oncologist was concerned the cea was 4.8 when it was 4.5 previously. She said the test sensitivity wasn't that great that this represented an increase. Still s...
by hopeful1
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question on CEA, cancer recurrence and psoriasis
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

Question on CEA, cancer recurrence and psoriasis

Hi everyone, my husband was diagnosed (age 44) with stage 3a colon cancer in 2013. After surgery and 6 months of folfox his CT scans were clear but the CEA has been 4.5 and 4.8 on the last tests. His oncologist told us (after the second test) that this was too high. They have now ordered another CT ...

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