Search found 712 matches

Go to advanced search

by stu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: pet scan result...what the .....?
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: pet scan result...what the .....?

Hi , All they can say for sure is that you have uptake in your breast area . That could be caused by many things . Nine years into a stage4 diagnosis the hardest scans to interpret are PET scans . It’s one I leave well alone . Around year five my mum had to go for further testing due to something th...
by stu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back to the Hospital
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Back to the Hospital

Hi , I sincerely hope she is feeling some relief. That sounds a lot to endure . If it can be stented I would imagine it should clear up quite quickly but I would think she would want a little down time to recover from that . It must have given her quite a fright and painful . How are you holding up ...
by stu
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: hospice
Replies: 13
Views: 1085

Re: hospice

Sending our love at such a difficult time .
Stu
by stu
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recommendations for stage 4/liver mets
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Recommendations for stage 4/liver mets

Hi , Great advise to get another opinion . That’s exactly what happened to my mum. She had a second recurrence with five small mets . The biggest was around I cm. Our positive spin was that the tumour load was considerably smaller than before . However the oncologist was not keen to refer her to a s...
by stu
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare
Replies: 34
Views: 1054

Re: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare

Hi rp1954 , I think you are correct there . It is a very prescriptive approach , probably because of litigation and protocol and there is not room for independent approaches within the system that could save money . WarriorSpouse, it is also correct that in a stage 4 setting what could be lifesaving...
by stu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare
Replies: 34
Views: 1054

Re: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare

Brilliant . We shall push forward for sure
Take care,
Stu
by stu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare
Replies: 34
Views: 1054

Re: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare

Ha , we can not compete with that Mike . Rooms are actually nice here as we have a few new hospitals but I secretly think the food is part of the early discharge programme . It’s so bad patients are doing everything in their power to get home !!! WarriorSpouse , you are so correct in that we learn s...
by stu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: quarter size mass found in my 13 year old son, need advise.
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: quarter size mass found in my 13 year old son, need advise.

Hi , I can totally understand why you are concerned and anxious . All I can say is in the nine years I have been here on behalf of my mum I have never seen this . It would be extremely rare, beyond rare. Hopefully they will get those results back to you quickly and give you peace of mind . Take care...
by stu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare
Replies: 34
Views: 1054

Re: Avastin in UK's NHS vs. USA Healthcare

People don’t seem to realise we also have private medicine . Many people have insurance through work or privately arranged . The NHS recently removed Avastin but kept two other biological agents . Scotland has kept three. If a person wishes to add Avastin to their chemo they can fund it but pay for ...
by stu
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PVE response
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: PVE response

Hi , I think you will be better placed in terms of recovery than my mum as she was down to 27% left to function with . I think the liver conserved it’s functions and her main problem was three stones worth of fluid . The liver just did not produce enough protein to push the fluids through . With hel...
by stu
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: PVE response
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: PVE response

All the very best with your liver surgery . It is odd to feel so excited about surgery . That’s how my family felt too . You sound strong . My mum was 69 when she had her big liver op and it’s remained clear for the last seven years . She remains in good shape all things considering . She has had he...
by stu
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please pass your positivity/wisdom today
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Please pass your positivity/wisdom today

Well done to you husband getting through round one . Now the chemo can go like loaded arrows to knock the tumours out .
Reigning in the spread has begun . I wish him every success .
Stu
by stu
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Made it to 2 year mark...
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Made it to 2 year mark...

Fantastic news . You sound like a good team . Looking forward to many more positive updates .
All the best to his mum too!!
Best foot forward ,
Stu
by stu
Wed May 30, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Will they operate in more than one spot affected. Im so sad

Hi , It is quite common to have a significant spread in the liver and for that to be the only spread . My mum did not have a lung met till seven years later . It’s easy when you have lost confidence in your health for that to roll out and think it’s gone other places but unless they have indicated t...

Go to advanced search