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by Jack&KatiesMommy
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Should I be soooo mad?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1629

Re: Should I be soooo mad?!

I have heard that with liver resection, removing the gall bladder is standard procedure as well. I was surprised to hear this.....but now know what to expect fi I ever make it to resection. You are so lucky to have had the opprotunity.
by Jack&KatiesMommy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Why does chemo work for Some and not for others ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2353

Re: Why does chemo work for Some and not for others ??

I asked my oncologist this very question as he is treating one patient (stage IV) who has been on chemo for 7 years and doing well...and one patient who has been stage IV for over 15 year (with initial surgery and then chemo). He said that it is the genetic makeup of the cancer that makes the differ...
by Jack&KatiesMommy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone Here with Cancer do Any of the Following?
Replies: 33
Views: 3391

Anyone Here with Cancer do Any of the Following?

I am just trying to think of all of the things that may have lead to this diagnosis....and while I know that I can't change it....if there is a common thread among us (ie, diet soda, etc.) I want to make sure that my children don't do the same....even if it is only antedotal. So, if you wouldn't min...
by Jack&KatiesMommy
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mom_2_3--Thanks....
Replies: 16
Views: 1258

mom_2_3--Thanks....

Amy: Thank you so much for the PM and the encouraging words. I am so scared and sad that I have not been able to introduce myself on this forum yet. (It has been 4 months since my diagnosis and I am still so scared and in disbelief....) Thank you for reaching out to me. I would love to talk to you a...
by Jack&KatiesMommy
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: vitamin d deficiencies
Replies: 38
Views: 3793

Re: vitamin d deficiencies

Mine was 7 prior to diagnosis...when trying to figure out what may be wrong with me. I take 3,000 units a day now with calcium (and other supplements) to try to increase it and hopefully help fight this cancer. Cynthia 47 yo Mommy to jack (*) and Katie (5) 8.13.2011 CRC Satve IV (multiple mets in Li...

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