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by Scaredoutofmind
Mon May 23, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mucositis
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Mucositis

How long does this last? DH has had for a week now. His throat is feeling better but his chest still hurts from it. Any advice on what heals it quickest?
by Scaredoutofmind
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clinical Trials chemo vs immunotherapy
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Clinical Trials chemo vs immunotherapy

There are so many trials out there, how do you decide which one to try? Did you talk to your oncologist or make the decision yourself?
If your currently stable, do you wait until chemo stops working or try a trial now?
by Scaredoutofmind
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HIPEC & signet cell features
Replies: 0
Views: 1407

HIPEC & signet cell features

I know there are older threads on this topic, however wanted to see if there is anyone else out there who has signet cell features and has had HIPEC? If you did, where was this done at and how are you today?
by Scaredoutofmind
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Omentum caking and HIPEC
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Omentum caking and HIPEC

Anyone with "caking" have the HIPEC or just a debulking surgery?
What exactly is caking? Is it an abudence of tumors in same spot?
by Scaredoutofmind
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT & MRI
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: CT & MRI

chemo sabe wrote:with contrast, the CT will see everything, including blood vessel size/constriction, gall stones, etc. Resolution is 1-2 mm. here is good description http://www.diffen.com/difference/CT_Scan_vs_MRI

Thank you!
by Scaredoutofmind
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CT & MRI
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

CT & MRI

DH has CT with contrast & MRI scans scheduled for Tuesday. Doc office called today to say insurance would not approve MRI only CT scans.

Doc felt this was ok to provide a baseline and push for MRI if need be.

Is having a CT alone ok? What is difference?
by Scaredoutofmind
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice on seeking 2nd opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Advice on seeking 2nd opinion

4luvobaba wrote:@kandj: Thank you for the reply! Your husband's situation seems similar to my brother's. We have a couple of appointments for 2nd opinions -one in Philly and maybe one out of town. We will keep you informed.

Good luck! When is your appt? We just saw him yesterday.
by Scaredoutofmind
Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice on seeking 2nd opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: Advice on seeking 2nd opinion

Please go to UPenn if you are in Philly. Doctor Loaiza-Bonilla is amazing and his team.
by Scaredoutofmind
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HIPEC question
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

HIPEC question

For those who have had HIPEC did you also have a laparoscopic exam prior to becoming a HIPEC candidate? I wasn't sure if this is common or if the surgeons go off of scans.
by Scaredoutofmind
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello, been away for a while
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Hello, been away for a while

Who is your onco at UPenn? DH is an inoperable stage iv and sees Dtr Loiaza-Bonilla.
by Scaredoutofmind
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What to do -- husband getting obstructions
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: What to do -- husband getting obstructions

My DH had same issue. He just got a g tube last Friday. Feels immediate relief. They also gave him a picc line in arm for TPN nutrition. Both are temporary until nodules shrink.
by Scaredoutofmind
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reflux
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Reflux

Anyone else have really bad reflux. You feel like insides are burning when anything goes down or comes up. If so, what do you do or take? Any recommendations for food/drinks?
Is this part of the disease or post op from an ilesostomy?
by Scaredoutofmind
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo for peritoneal mets?
Replies: 15
Views: 3658

Re: Chemo for peritoneal mets?

We were told HIPEC not effective for signet cell peri mets. Anyone else?
by Scaredoutofmind
Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo for peritoneal mets?
Replies: 15
Views: 3658

Re: Chemo for peritoneal mets?

rp1954 wrote:We are in the oral chemo + extra off label and naturals camp to keep things tamped down, more on possible lymph nodes and lung/liver thangs after surgery. Peri implant didn't come back after initial treatments before chemo and then chemos forever.


What off label & naturals do you take?
by Scaredoutofmind
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Caregivers
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Caregivers

Thanks everyone for your input. It's been a hell of a week since I posted. DH had scans on Monday and we received results today, turns out he has a small bowel blockage. Of course, I freaked and contacted his surgeon right away thinking we need to go to ER. His surgeon said as long as he isn't vomit...

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