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by Deb m
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can chemo increase ALT & AST
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Can chemo increase ALT & AST

Yes. My husbands ALT was high towards the end of his chemo, went back down a few months after completing treatments. Remember is really poison going into you system and after a while, your liver starts to talk to you.
by Deb m
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals
Replies: 19
Views: 2796

Re: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals

I really don't agree that in a healthy person, your CEA should be 0 or very low. I know very healthy people who have slightly elevated CEA's . I really don't even think there is such a thing as a CEA level of 0.
by Deb m
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need help on what to do - Husband no longer responds to chemo.
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: I need help on what to do - Husband no longer responds to chemo.

Are you at a major cancer center? If not, can you get to one for a second opinion?
by Deb m
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Still NED and other news from Mayo
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

Re: Still NED and other news from Mayo

So happy for you. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
by Deb m
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals
Replies: 19
Views: 2796

Re: Does CEA fluctuate in healthy individuals

It is my understanding that it can fluctuate up and down a bit. I think the more cea's you have done, you will see a pattern of fluctuation that just may be normal for you. My husband had his go up on his first re-check and I freaked out. But then over the next five years, looking at his pattern, it...
by Deb m
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Suspicious CT scan - need feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Suspicious CT scan - need feedback

Sounds to me like your going to get the all clear. We'll see.
by Deb m
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Suspicious CT scan - need feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Suspicious CT scan - need feedback

I do hope that you can get all these additional tests done soon so you can relax. The not knowing is absolutely the worst. I do hope that is't all a big nothing.
by Deb m
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Checking In- Diagnosed in September 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Checking In- Diagnosed in September 2014

So happy that everything is going so well.
by Deb m
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: pain in sigmoid
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: pain in sigmoid

I do have diverticulosis and had an episode of diverticulitis two years ago. The CT scan showed if in my sigmoid and part of the ascending colon. I thought it was an appendicitis at first. The pain was very intense even to the touch. I had fever, pain, sever bloating, and severe diarrhea. The pain w...
by Deb m
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clear CT results!
Replies: 19
Views: 2751

Re: Clear CT results!

Great news!
by Deb m
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7 Year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 3273

Re: 7 Year cancerversary

What a great Christmas present for yourself and loved ones. So happy for you.!
by Deb m
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Very scared - would love feedback re mucus
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Very scared - would love feedback re mucus

Could it be gall stones that you passed?
by Deb m
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 8 year cancerversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2664

Re: 8 year cancerversary

That's such great news. Enjoy your growing family!
by Deb m
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy options/help
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: Chemotherapy options/help

The real benefits of treatment are from the 5Fu. The Oxi only adds a small benefit. Yes it's true that any little benefit we can gain in fighting this disease were all for, but you have to way the risks and side effects which could be permanent with the added benefit you may receive. My husband made...

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