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by Atoq
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: New on the forum

Hi! I finished today with 25 radiochemotherapy sessions. I also had the last control and the results of biopsy from uterus and cervix. They were both negative but they want to remove everything anyway, also ovaries. I was surprised that the doctor said that they do not give adjuvant chemo for rectal...
by Atoq
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just finished treatment
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Just finished treatment

Welcome! I will be finished tomorrow with chemo and radiotherapy, I also did not have problems with chemo, but feel quite well the effects of radio :roll:

Good luck with the pregnancy test!

Claudia
by Atoq
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: New on the forum

A little update: I am finished with the 4th week of neoadjuvant chemoradioterapy. I fell fine apart for some pain in the xxxx. I hope I will be able to work next week, because I have quite a lot of teaching. I have been reading a lot on the forum and it is amazing how much good information and links...
by Atoq
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Higher Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer survival
Replies: 54
Views: 8056

Re: Higher Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer survival

Just be aware about which units your country's labs use for 25 hydroxy vitamin D in blood. It's a huge difference. For example: 37.7 ng/ml = 94 nmol/l vs 94 ng/ml = 235 nmol/l The normal range is 50-150, my analysis report does not specify the unit, but I guess 94 is in the middle of the range, so ...
by Atoq
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Higher Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer survival
Replies: 54
Views: 8056

Re: Higher Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer survival

I don’t know, I live in Norway and my D3 vit at diagnosis was 94, so quite high. Actually all the parameters checked from blood, including the markers for CRC where in the normal range :|

Best

Claudia
by Atoq
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another colonoscopy before surgery?
Replies: 22
Views: 2907

Re: Another colonoscopy before surgery?

My surgeon said that the tumor continues to shrink, after radiation and Xeloda, for 6 to 8 weeks. So they would evaluate the situation after that.

All the best

Claudia
by Atoq
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: New on the forum

Thanks again for response! Today I am finished with my first week and I have also been checking one ovarian cyst but it looks like is clear and not related to the CRC. They took anyway cells and blood sample to test for specific markers and plan to remove that together with the uterus. So far so goo...
by Atoq
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: New on the forum

Thanks a lot for sharing your stories :D

All the best

Claudia
by Atoq
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Rectal cancer stage IV

Hi, I am 45 and got one month ago a diagnosis of rectal cancer stage T3N2M0 at least, but there is a suspect metastasi in one lung. I have started three days ago the neoadjuvant chemo with Xeloda and radioterapy, 5 days a week for 5 weeks. I have two kids that are 10 and 7 and I live in Norway. I fo...

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