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by Basil
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: newly diagnosed newbie
Replies: 110
Views: 17067

Re: newly diagnosed newbie

I am stage III because of one LN on the MRI. MDAnderson Houston said standard treatment is chemorad/surgery/chemo, with the hope of killing whatever cancer cells migrated to the node and are looking for a new home. I'm on a trial which is half FOLFOX/surgery/half FOLFOX (Prospect trial) with the hop...
by Basil
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had my CT scan @ MD Anderson today
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: Had my CT scan @ MD Anderson today

How did the scan go?

I spend a good deal of time at MDAnderson. Funny to think I way have seen some of you there.
by Basil
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox.. ugh
Replies: 11
Views: 1877

Re: Folfox.. ugh

I'm currently on the pump for round 2. First round side effects were mainly loss of appetite and fatigue, with an afternoon of chemo brain. I had some minor foot and hand tingling this morning that has since resolved itself. Sooooo, is this going to get worse round after round? A friend with the sam...
by Basil
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Introduction

Timely response. Just lost the pump this afternoon. So far, no side effects other than cold sensitivity and some chemo brain. This is round one of twelve to fourteen, although the latter portion will be after surgery.
by Basil
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Introduction

I've posted a couple of times but not introduced myself. My stats are follows, best I can tell from my newb experience with cancer acronyms. 40 y/o male, 2 sons 5 & 8 Diagnosed 3/16/17, s3,t2,n1,mo Prospect trial, no radiation FOLFOX 4/6/17 (in lieu of radiation) Resection scheduled summer 2017 ...
by Basil
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two years ago today
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: Two years ago today

Your post brought me a smile as my diagnosis date was two weeks and three days ago. T2n1m0. I'm on the prospect trial and still in shock. Start 6 rounds FOLFOX on Wednesday, surgery and 6-8 rounds FOLFOX following. Should be a fun ride (shudders). 40 y/o male with 5 and 8 year old boys. Praying for ...
by Basil
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 10
Views: 2182

Re: Just diagnosed

Hello, forty y/o male, no previous health issues. Had a requested precautionary colonoscopy yesterday. Found a mass, 99% sure is rectal cancer. Had ct yesterday and MRI today. Supposed to get report this evening but it's not available yet, which I interpret as a bad sign. Waiting is killing me. How ...

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