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by meatie
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Infusion Order
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Infusion Order

Today, my mom had another bi-weekly infusion of Folfiri-Avastin. It was "uneventful", except for a seemly minor anomaly: the order that individual drugs were infused today was different from previous infusions. Whereas previous infusions followed the order 1-antinausea med 2-avastin 3-folf...
by meatie
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I wish my surgeon had told me my colonoscopy results
Replies: 19
Views: 2830

Re: I wish my surgeon had told me colonoscopy results

Do you think somebody is withholding information from you?
by meatie
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diarrhea and pain again!
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Diarrhea and pain again!

@DarknessEmbraced

It seems that you are in pain for so long, but your doctors are doing nothing to help.
by meatie
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diarrhea and pain again!
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Diarrhea and pain again!

@DarknessEmbraced

How were the ct/pet scans from your most recent hospital stay?
by meatie
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Options for Kras-Mutant
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Options for Kras-Mutant

My mom will be getting a CT several weeks later to assess the effectiveness of the current regimen of folfiri + avastin. I fear what the CT scan will reveal. As my mom is kras-mutant, some chemo drugs will not be effective. So, if the CT scan reveals that the combination of folfiri + avastin is not ...
by meatie
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfiri Effectiveness Scan
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Folfiri Effectiveness Scan

My mother is on her third round of folfiri + avastin (we are at the infusion center as of this writing) for the a recurrence in a para-aortic lymph. The onc said that a ct scan could be taken after 4-6 rounds to see if folfiri is working. When we asked exactly how many rounds, the onc said it depend...
by meatie
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Re: BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant

lpas wrote:What codon is the KRAS mutation?


I think it is Gly12Val.
by meatie
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Re: BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant

But, doesn't the kras-mutancy exclude some chemo drugs?
by meatie
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Re: BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant

Part of the report reads:

".... immunohistochemical stains for MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
show intact expression of mismatch repair enzymes....."
by meatie
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant

More results of my mother lymph node biopsy came back. She is BRAF wild, but KRAS mutant. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!

Does that mean my mom is screwed?
by meatie
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfiri
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: Folfiri

My mother today had her first infusion of folfox's cousin--- folfiri. I watched intensely for signs of allergic reactions. The only highlight was her breaking out in a "cold" sweat. I asked her what she meant by "cold". She said she was sweating, but did not feel hot at all. No c...
by meatie
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfiri
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Folfiri

So my mother will get started with folfiri monday. Having been thru folfox, my mother is thinking that the side effects will be the similar and that we should not worry obsessively about it. But I begged to differ. Folfox contains oxaliplatin; Folfiri contains irinotecan. The side effects will not b...
by meatie
Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: From the Netherland; rectalcancer with lung mets
Replies: 17
Views: 2967

Re: From the Netherland; rectalcancer with lung mets

Dear all, my name is Hanako and I live in the Netherlands. I've joined the forum because I eonder how treatment is in other countries. I am 41 years old, two years ago I was diagnosed with stage 1 rectalcancer. After treatment of 25 radiation sessions and 5 weeks of chemo pills (xeloda) I had surge...
by meatie
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver and Peritoneal Involvement
Replies: 23
Views: 4240

Re: Liver and Peritoneal Involvement

@juliekei

How were your two previous hipec? Were there terrible side effects from hipect, that you fear having another hipec? My mom might be getting a hipec too.
by meatie
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage I to NED to Stage IV in less than a year
Replies: 49
Views: 9415

Re: Stage I to NED to Stage IV in less than a year

@MsOgden

Stage 4. Where are the other tumors located?

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