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by del
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help! Post-OP CEA levels same as Pre-OP (5.6) should I be worried??
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Help! Post-OP CEA levels same as Pre-OP (5.6) should I be worried??

CEA causes a lot of anxiety and there are frequently people posting about their CEA rises on this forum. It sounds like your mother's has dropped slightly from 6.0 pre-op to 5.6 post-op, is that correct? If so, I would take that as a good thing as it's heading in the right direction. But you should ...
by del
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Rectal cancer

So sorry for the reason you're here. 28 is such a young age to get this dreadful disease. Given your husband's age, I would strongly recommend you ask about genetic testing. Also, all of his first-degree relatives should have colonoscopies done. I had an ultra-low tumour. Initially the surgeon thoug...
by del
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First Colonoscopy in 2 Weeks
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: First Colonoscopy in 2 Weeks

Hi del, thank you for responding. When I first got my results back from my blood tests for suspected celiacs, I did alot of research online, and also talked to a few people who I knew have the disease. Alot of what I was going through made sense - especially the diarrhea, which is classic sign of c...
by del
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 3c
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Stage 3c

I think it's unlikely to be a new tumour. Colon cancer is fairly slow-growing and it usually needs to be quite large before it causes pain. I would suggest you speak to your doctors about it though just to rule out any other issues, like liver or kidney problems.
by del
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First Colonoscopy in 2 Weeks
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: First Colonoscopy in 2 Weeks

Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear what you've been going through! It sounds like your doctors are doing the right investigations, so hopefully you will have some answers soon. But to me your symptoms sound like celiac disease, which you have already been diagnosed with. Can I ask why you are wo...
by del
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 30
Views: 3302

Re: Hello please help.

Did you ask your surgeon about the testicle swelling? And where was your tumour located?
by del
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 30
Views: 3302

Re: Hello please help.

Also forgot to mention the 1st time i went to ICU a few days after surgery I was officially diagnosed with CML Leukemia :\ I believe i got it from the chemo I did in 2016 but who knows... I don't know much about leukemia but I believe it is highly treatable these days. What is the plan for treating...
by del
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 30
Views: 3302

Re: Hello please help.

Geez, you don't get a break, do you? I'm so sorry you are having so many complications. Where are the ulcers? I don't have any experience with ulcers so unfortunately I don't have any advice for you. Hang in there and I really hope things turn around for you and you can go home soon!
by del
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Mass Pain subsided
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Colon Mass Pain subsided

Well before surgeon felt the abdomen he said that it could possibly be fecal matter or gas (ha ha, yeah right). But after exam and he saw how tender the area was for me, he said that we needed to get additional testing as soon as possible. I asked about diverticul. but he did not respond to that. (...
by del
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Mass Pain subsided
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Colon Mass Pain subsided

Did they suggest what they think the mass could be if not cancer? Have you ever had diverticulitis in the past? I really hope you get some answers soon.
by del
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 30
Views: 3302

Re: Hello please help.

Your body has been through a lot. I know it's hard but try not to worry too much, give it some time to heal.
by del
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon Mass Pain subsided
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Colon Mass Pain subsided

It does sound unusual that your pains would disappear like that. And bowel cancer usually grows slowly, so unless they missed it at your last colonoscopy 3 months ago, it would be unusual for a tumor to grow to such a size it is causing pain and can be picked up on a CT in such a short time. What di...
by del
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help! Post-OP CEA levels same as Pre-OP (5.6) should I be worried??
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Help! Post-OP CEA levels same as Pre-OP (5.6) should I be worried??

Sorry to hear about your mother. It sounds like your family has had a very rough time fighting multiple cancer battles. You mentioned your mother has a massive amount of polyps. Have they all been removed or were there too many of them? I ask because I think that the presence of polyps can elevate C...
by del
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Bleeding causing fear
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: Rectal Bleeding causing fear

Glad to hear it's nothing serious. I can imagine it must be stressful!
by del
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello please help.
Replies: 30
Views: 3302

Re: Hello please help.

DVT is a type of blood clot, usually in your legs. Walking as much as possible reduces your risk.

I don't recall getting much swelling anywhere after my operation. Have you spoken to your surgeon about it?

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