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by Deb m
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: At What Stage of Colon Cancer Do Symptoms Typically Appear?
Replies: 18
Views: 3227

Re: At What Stage of Colon Cancer Do Symptoms Typically Appe

my husband was a stage ll. He had bloating and abdominal pain about a month before we decided to investigate. You can have symptoms at a early stage.

deb m
by Deb m
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I am new and a bit frightened
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: I am new and a bit frightened

Hello, I just wanted to let you know know that my husband had a ct scan first also and it did not show the cancer in his colon! They thought it was a "walled in appendicitis". They did a scope, colonoscopy the following day just confirm that their was nothing wrong in the colon and there i...
by Deb m
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV Colon Cancer - 32F Just Diagnosed
Replies: 33
Views: 5780

Re: Stage IV Colon Cancer - 32F Just Diagnosed

Hello,

Just wanted to let you know that you will get excellent care a MDA. We have been going back and forth from there for almost 4 years now and I can't say enough good about them. If you have any question in regards to MDA feel free to send me an e-mail.

Best of luck to you,

deb m
by Deb m
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Boo hoo elevated CEA
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Boo hoo elevated CEA

My husbands cea on one occasion went from 3.1to 5.7. Pet scan the next day didn't show anything. He has been, thanks to God, NED ever since. I hope the same will be the case with you. There is always hope. It's good you don't have to wait long for a scan. Waiting is a killer!

Best of luck,

Deb
by Deb m
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastisized
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastisized

We don't live near a major cancer center either. When my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer we traveled to MD Anderson cancer center in Houston Texas. I think their rated #1 in cancer treatment and research. We are very happy with the care we get their. They are great! I have also heard many go...
by Deb m
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: True or False - Information from oncologist
Replies: 50
Views: 5460

Re: True or False - Information from oncologist

I agree that second opinions are great. A second opinion is not only to discuss treatments options, which are most of the time standard, but they will do their own scans and pathology on the tumor and nodes ect. that were removed from you. They will do their own staging. They may see something on a ...
by Deb m
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Rising but still in normal range UPDATE
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: CEA Rising but still in normal range

Why don't they repeat your cea in about a month and see what it is? My husband was also a stage 2 and his cea's range from 2.4 to 3.2. They go up and down all the time. He has had three in a row that have increased slightly, and then it would come back down. It's nerve racking at first, but then you...
by Deb m
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cecum Removal Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 20613

Re: Cecum Removal Questions

Hello, My husband who was 52years old at the time had his cecum removed along with 15 inches of his colon and his appendix. The actual cancer mass was in his cecum. He is over 3 and a half years out of surgery and has some problems with loose stools, but not that bad. He just takes some over the cou...
by Deb m
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just treading water financially
Replies: 16
Views: 2220

Re: Just treading water financially

Hello, I feel like I can relate to your situation. My husband is the one with cancer and he is also NED so far. Three months ago he lost his job. His company went out of business. We also have our oldest in college. I also don't like to stand around and cry about things, but I feel like weve been de...
by Deb m
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long is your oncology appointment?
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: How long is your oncology appointment?

We travel to a major cancer center, MDA. Our oncologist there always spend at least 45 minuites with us. We have never felt rushed and he answers out questions completely. He and MDA have been great ot us so far!

deb m
by Deb m
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Celebrating a day we didn't think we would have!
Replies: 14
Views: 1202

Re: Celebrating a day we didn't think we would have!

So happy for you and your family! My oldest son also graduated from high school this year. All of his school ceremonies are tomorrow. I to am very grateful that my husband who was DX with cc in February of 2011 is well and NED so far and able to see all of this.

Congrates to your son!

deb m
by Deb m
Fri May 30, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ? for those with more than one oncologist...
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: ? for those with more than one oncologist...

We travel to MD Anderson to see out oncologist there. He calls all the shots and does all the scans, x-rays ect. The only thing our local oncologist here in Kansas does is actually giving the treatments and blood work before each treatment. We have had situations where they differ in opinion on cert...
by Deb m
Wed May 28, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ASPIRIN & CIMITIDINE
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: ASPIRIN & CIMITIDINE

My husband takes asprine daily since his last treatment. His oncologist at MD Anderson cancer center told him to. He said you only need to take one baby asprine (81mg) a day to get the benefit. Along with that we try to eat a healthy diet and get some exercise. We did do some other supplements in th...
by Deb m
Fri May 23, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fear of cancer returning
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Fear of cancer returning

we've been in remission for a little over three years now, and we , my husband and I, still freak out with every check up. My sister was diagnosed over 20 years ago with cancer and she still gets a check and scan every year. Even after 20 years she said she still has anxiety attacks before each chec...
by Deb m
Thu May 15, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Weird bumps on finger joints
Replies: 23
Views: 3140

Re: Weird bumps on finger joints

My husband also got one of these strange bumps on his thumb joint. We showed it to our oncologist at MDA on his last visit. He said not to worry about it, it's not cancer. He said arthritis.

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