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by DonutHead
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 615
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Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

As i mentioned, i will undoubtedly make mistakes as this is all new to me. here is an update to my treatment. i will undergo a PET scan on monday since the oncologist suggested it was necessary to establish a baseline. i am afraid now the PET scan may reveal more than the original CT scan and that m...
by DonutHead
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 615
Views: 202717

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Sorry, everyone...I am new to this so will surely make mistakes. Earlier I wrote the oncologist suggested FOLFOX for intravenous infusion. I was wrong. It’s actually an infusion of Oxaliplatin alone over the course of 12 cycles (6 months) and not the other two drugs that make up FOLFOX. The XELODA r...
by DonutHead
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 615
Views: 202717

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

I would love to respond to your individual messages, but appears i have not been on the site long enough for that luxury so please be patient with me. once i have the access and am granted the response privelage, I will respond as this is now my favorite social networking site!

DH
by DonutHead
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 615
Views: 202717

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Just back from the oncologist...lovely Doctor and I have the ultimate confidence in his care. He said that while I may not necessarily require chemo - I should take it just to be sure...and that’s what I am going to do. It’s the only way I will breath easier again. While he suggested a port, I selec...
by DonutHead
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 615
Views: 202717

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Thanks so much for the reply, Lydia. I am 48 and was angry knowing this all could have been avoided had I a colonoscopy at 40. So many younger people in this forum than the, ‘you need a colonoscopy’ crowd at 50. Damn shame for anyone to have to go through this and the waiting around is the worst. I ...
by DonutHead
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 615
Views: 202717

Re: NEW-Scared but Positive and Optimistic! Need Help on Putting Things into Perspective...

On 10 August 2017, my colonoscopy reavealed a growth in my sigmoid colon and the Dr. expressed his confidence that it was cancer. The biopsy revealed lowest grade, non aggressive, and encapsulated variety of adenocarcinoma. The Dr. gave me a 95 percent plus prognosis for full recovey. After a blood ...

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