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by Robino1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: update on me
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: update on me

Congratulations!
It's very hopeful seeing NED on a stage 4 person.

I'm slightly obsessed with finding survivors of stage 4 cancer.

Thank you for the hope you bring :)
by Robino1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: Introduction

Thank you for the welcome. I actually have learned a lot of tips just by reading this forum. I found it right after my diagnosis. I had never heard the term omentum or ascites. Google brought me here. There's not really much information, that I can find, regarding colon cancer on the omentum. There ...
by Robino1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Starting Treatment soon-have some ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Starting Treatment soon-have some ?

The cold sensitivity, for me, lasted different times. They all pretty much started right away. The drinking cold things lasted only a few days one time, a little longer another time. Never for more than a week and a few times only 5 days. Handling cold things really depended on how cold things were....
by Robino1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ct scan as good as pet scan?
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: Ct scan as good as pet scan?

Sometimes the reason for a CT scan over a PET scan has to do with what your insurance will pay for.

I'm lucky that my insurance ok'd my upcoming PET scan.
by Robino1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Introduction

Hello I've been lurking for a few months and decided to create an account to answer a question. So here is my introduction. I was diagnosed with colon cancer on my very first colonoscopy at age 53. Surgery to remove the right ascending and resection done. All margins were clear, no chemo prescribed....
by Robino1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Starting Folfox and Avastin tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 4780

Re: Starting Folfox and Avastin tomorrow

Oxi (oxaliplatin) is the big bad ass chemo drug. It takes a couple of hours sitting in the chair for it to go into your system.

We, that are on FOLFOX, are getting two chemo drugs.
by Robino1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Starting Folfox and Avastin tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 4780

Re: Starting Folfox and Avastin tomorrow

This is the way it works with my treatment: Go in and get blood drawn to check levels After the blood results come back, start out with anti nausea meds and whatever else is needed such as Avastin Oxi is next Flush that then a push of 5FU (syringe full) Hook up to the pump, to deliver the rest of th...
by Robino1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Starting Folfox and Avastin tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 4780

Re: Starting Folfox and Avastin tomorrow

I had not really been thinking about side effects and just looking toward treatment but now one day out I am getting anxious. What have your experiences been like what should I be looking out for on the unexpected side effect front? How effective has the treatment been for those of you out there th...

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