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by plastikos
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just an update ongoing chemo
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Just an update ongoing chemo

Hi all. Just an update on myself. Currently on my 5th session of FOLFOX plus Erbitux. Chemo has been relatively kind to me I think. Neuropathy isnt so bad. In fact I have been able to practice surgery in between cycles of chemo without any problems. Noticed some thinning of my hair and lots of loose...
by plastikos
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer mets ??? Options
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Colon cancer mets ??? Options

Sorry to hear about your husband. First of all do not lose hope. There are always options whether traditional or alternative, evidence-based or otherwise. I would suggest you look into HIPEC. I have no personal experience or testimonial but based on my limited knowledge of oncologic sugery its may b...
by plastikos
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update - Advice urgently needed - liver resection now or lat
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: Advice urgently needed - liver resection now or later

Hi Sha, go for the resection while its an option. It'll offer the best chance of potential cure.
by plastikos
Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hope for Stage 4 Survivors
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: Hope for Stage 4 Survivors

Wonderful news. And thank you for sharing this. I was diagnosed recently at roughly around the same age (I'm 37 now).
by plastikos
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My treatment ongoing-start 1/20/15
Replies: 252
Views: 32369

Re: My treatment ongoing-start 1/20/14

Hi. I'm currently on FOLFOX as well (just finished my 4th infusion). Hang in there. The "cold" thing is unfortunately something you have to get used to. Just focus on the end goal which is beating the cancer.
by plastikos
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another question on alt meds/vitamins/etc
Replies: 22
Views: 2859

Re: Another question on alt meds/vitamins/etc

I too went through this phase. I think we all feel that urge to throw everything but the kitchen sink at the cancer. In the end though I decided to trust my oncologist's opinion. And basically what he told me is to avoid anything while we're on chemo until May except these things: Metformin, which I...
by plastikos
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long does incision stay red?
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: How long does incision stay red?

I don't expect the redness of my incision to be gone at 2 months. I'm just curious how long it takes for the incision to turn white? Hi. This is something I have some experience with, not as a patient, but as a plastic surgeon. We deal with scars often and one thing we know is each patient scars di...
by plastikos
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Newbie here

Thank you everyone for the welcome. Will take your suggestions into consideration and talk to my onc.
by plastikos
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Newbie here

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 37 y/o doctor (plastic surgeon hence the handle). Recently diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer with isolated liver mets last November 2014. Underwent a right hemicolectomy with resection of the left hepatic lobe. Surgical pathology showed mets to 2/23 nodes an...

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