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by Canada777
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T...Sort Of...Things Come In 5's - Appendiceal + Prostate Cancer - Update
Replies: 23
Views: 1352

Re: O/T...Sort Of...Things Come In 4's - Appendiceal (Appendix) Cancer - Not Me

Hi - so sorry to hear about your friend. My partner has appendix cancer with peritoneal mets. He did HIPEC. At first they thought it was colon cancer...only during surgery did they realize it was likely from appendix. Later testing proved that assumption correct. We've been told that because not muc...
by Canada777
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for HIPEC Experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Looking for HIPEC Experiences

Hi - Just wanted to let you know my partner had HIPEC. Unlike your situation we were told to consider it from the get go. It's my understanding that a surgeon won't do hipec unless they feel they can get all the cancer. But definitely speak with a surgeon NOT just an oncologist. The surgeon will kno...
by Canada777
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is it possible for a Stage IV to have no met in LN at all?
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Is it possible for a Stage IV to have no met in LN at all?

Hi - my partner has stage IV. Mets to the peritoneum but no lymph nodes involved yet. I think they checked 20ish lymph nodes during his surgery and none were positive for cancer. I'm not sure if this is a good or a bad thing...but we choose to believe it's a good thing no lymph nodes are involved. O...
by Canada777
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ANY Pros/Cons Vitamin D3 ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1975

Re: ANY Pros/Cons Vitamin D3 ?

We both take d3 5000 iu a day and live in Ontario with periods of the year with very little chance to get sunlight naturally. No issues for either of us.
by Canada777
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Swollen Pelvic Lymph Node?
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Re: Swollen Pelvic Lymph Node?

Hi Chelita - similar situation to you. The spot came back positive for cancer after the biopsy. Apparently it's a spot not a node. We got a PET too and it seems to be the only area that lit up on the PET...so surgery is still possible but need chemo for awhile first. Hope all goes well for your mom ...
by Canada777
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help understanding statistics and studies
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Help understanding statistics and studies

Hi all - I know that I need to interpret survival statistics cautiously as everyone is different and treatment is always improving. However, what I'm curious about is the studies when they compare group A who gets chemo only and group B who gets chemo and surgery. In the conclusions they usually say...
by Canada777
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Swollen Pelvic Lymph Node?
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Re: Swollen Pelvic Lymph Node?

Hi Chelita - he did have the biopsy. It was a relatively quickly and simple procedure and very low in the pelvic area. We get results this week and i'll post to let you know.

Just curious...what is an EUS?
by Canada777
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Swollen Pelvic Lymph Node?
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Re: Swollen Pelvic Lymph Node?

Thanks for the info CR guy. Hopefully we know more soon and I'll try not to get too ahead of myself just yet.
by Canada777
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Swollen Pelvic Lymph Node?
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Swollen Pelvic Lymph Node?

Hi all, A recent CT scan shows a swollen pelvic lymph node. We were told this could be for a variety of reasons and that sometimes a lymph node can be biopsied to see if it is cancerous. Anyone had a lymph node biopsied? If it does turn out to be cancerous is surgery ever an option to remove a lymph...
by Canada777
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!
Replies: 1909
Views: 152965

Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

So very sorry to hear of this news Diane. I've read so many of your/his posts and been inspired by his ability to persevere. My condolences.
by Canada777
Sat May 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mom of an adult with Stage 4 CRC
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Mom of an adult with Stage 4 CRC

Just wanted to post and say hi. You can see my signature below but my bf was diagnosed with appendix adenocarcinoma too only we didn't know it was appendix cancer until he had HIPEC. There doesn't seem to be much information about this type of appendix cancer and i've searched quite a bit. Glad to h...
by Canada777
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA rise and inconclusive scan
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: CEA rise and inconclusive scan

Thanks for the replies. I did ask about a PET scan and there is only one reason we were told we could get one in Canada - I forget the explanation - but I think it's allowed only if the CT keeps coming back inconclusive and CEA stays elevated. Deb and radnyc thanks for the story and article ..I'm ho...
by Canada777
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA rise and inconclusive scan
Replies: 5
Views: 821

CEA rise and inconclusive scan

I'm trying to stay calm and not get ahead of myself but it can be hard some days. Bf had HIPEC and all was successful with surgery. A month after surgery CEA was 4.9 and he had a CT. Three months later another CT and CEA went up to 6.0. We were told all areas that showed something on the first CT ha...
by Canada777
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !
Replies: 310
Views: 55353

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Hi Sarah - from Ontario as well and we went to Buffalo - Roswell Park - for a second opinion. We were told upfront the consultation would be around $1500 US. I'm sure if you call and ask they can give you a rough estimate over the phone.
by Canada777
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Weight gain post surgeries
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Weight gain post surgeries

My bf lost a considerable amount of weight throughout chemo and then surgery. He is slowly starting to put it back on. Ensure Plus Calories helps. We also started swapping out "lower calorie" foods for "higher calorie" ones (i.e. Greek yogurt has more calories; using butter inste...

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