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by Deb m
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help for my Dad
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Help for my Dad

I don't think whether you eat or not has any effect on CEA. Keep in mind that you can draw for a cea in the morning and it can be 3.0 and two hours later draw for another one it it can be 3.3 and yet two hours after that draw for one it it may be 2.9. They can fluctuate within hours with different b...
by Deb m
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help for my Dad
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Help for my Dad

Most likely, they will repeat his cea in about 6 weeks. If it is a re occurrence, it will usually continue to rise if his cea is a good marker for him. Some people who have colon cancer never have an elevated cea. What was his before surgery? If it was elevated some, did it go down after surgery? if...
by Deb m
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another anniversary
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Re: Another anniversary

that is sooooo great!
by Deb m
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Please help

I agree that a second opinion from a major cancer would be very beneficial now.
by Deb m
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IV colon cancer - liver cysts
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: Stage IV colon cancer - liver cysts

On several of my husbands pet and ct scans, they mentioned cysts in his liver, kidney and pancreas, all of which remained stable for over five years. Our oncologist at MDA told us from the start not to worry about them because it was very clear on the scans they were cysts, but of course I worried. ...
by Deb m
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: clean scope
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

Re: clean scope

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by Deb m
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scans tomorrow.
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Re: Scans tomorrow.

wishing and praying for the very best news!

deb m
by Deb m
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: clean scope
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

clean scope

Hello everybody, My husband had a colonoscopy Monday and he was clean as a whistle. He is now 8 years out from surgery, 7 1/2 years out from chemo and has remained NED from stage IIbt4a colon cancer. I can't believe it's been 8 years already. Next colonoscopy is in three years. We feel extremely ble...
by Deb m
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (
Replies: 42
Views: 5492

Re: Stage II but puzzle with the chemo.. : (

Hello, were another stage II, ascending colon cancer. We also got our treatment at MDA cancer center in Houston Texas and we were highly advised to do the chemo because my husband was also positive for LVI and he was also a t4. Even if he wasn't a t4, they still would of highly recommended chemo jus...
by Deb m
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here and questions about disappearing/shrinking nodes
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: New here and questions about disappearing/shrinking nodes

The PET scan before my husbands surgery showed several nodes along the iliac chain enlarged, so when they did his resection, they were sure to remove them all. Guess what, they were all cancer free. We were told that they were probably enlarged do to infection or something. He did have a high white ...
by Deb m
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right hemi-colectomy pain after 9 weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: Right hemi-colectomy pain after 9 weeks

My husband surgery was also on his right side. He had his cecum and pretty much all of his acceding colon removed. I can't say he had any of those issues. He was back to doing everything normal about 2-3 months after surgery. My first thought was a hernia? I think you should have a ct scan done. deb m
by Deb m
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Cancerversary
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: Cancerversary

As a care giver to my husband, I completely understand. I found myself literally living from ct scan to ct scan, without remembering anything in between. I myself had a simple medical procedure last year which required an overnight stay in the hospital, the same hospital that my husband spent so man...
by Deb m
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: Newbie here

Mike,

when it comes time for surgery, make sure it's a board certified colo-rectal surgeon. This is very important. I'm glad to hear that your first round went pretty well.

deb m
by Deb m
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: Newbie here

Welcome to the board. I guess I'm a little confused. I thought with colon cancer in the ascending colon, surgery always comes first to remove the tumor and nodes and then follow up chemo. I thought it was only rectal cancers and those in the descending colon that chemo and sometimes radiation was do...
by Deb m
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?

Be sure to wear sunscreen. Our oncologist to us that folfox makes you super sensitive to sun.

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