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by JDMNYC
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life Insurance Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 2074

Life Insurance Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

Not to be maudlin, but does anyone have any experience with a Stage IV diagnosis triggering the ability to use an Accelerated Death Benefit rider on a life policy? In the case of my policy, the rider allows payment of 50% of face value of policy (up to a limit) on provision of a written statement fr...
by JDMNYC
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help for my husband diagnosed 9/16/16 Stage III?
Replies: 29
Views: 5704

Re: Help for my husband diagnosed 9/16/16 Stage III?

Solaria - I know this is a hard time, but in my opinion, the chemo is a no-brainer. In most cases, one will have chemo and/or chemo/radiation before surgery, and then possibly additional chemo after surgery. In my case, I had chemo and chemo/radiation before surgery. Four of the 19 lymph nodes remov...
by JDMNYC
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lung Mets?
Replies: 22
Views: 4177

Re: Lung Mets?

takemeom wrote:I have multiple lung mets and am on my 4th round of vectibix
my cea is 16 from 34 and they say the mets are also shrinking
i have had no side effects


That's very good to hear. Thanks for posting that.

Jim
by JDMNYC
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Proton Therapy for Liver Metastasis from Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Replies: 45
Views: 24227

Re: Proton Therapy for Liver Metastasis from Stage 4 Colon Cancer

Ahhhh - good to know.

There's going to be so much you will be able to teach your first three oncologists (and me) :D

Jim
by JDMNYC
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Proton Therapy for Liver Metastasis from Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Replies: 45
Views: 24227

Re: Proton Therapy for Liver Metastasis from Stage 4 Colon Cancer

Hey Sally -

No, actually, I haven't really chased it much beyond that initial stuff that I had read. Looks like it might be an option though - are you thinking of it too?

Jim
by JDMNYC
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CLEAN CT/ MRI all great news!
Replies: 26
Views: 3487

Re: CLEAN CT/ MRI all great news!

That is fantastic news indeed! Congratulations!

Jim
by JDMNYC
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI
Replies: 625
Views: 220637

Re: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI

Jdmnyc she said at this time, they would like the area to get a biopsy to be easy so recovery is quick, apparently mine are not. She did say every time I am scanned to send them and we can keep trying. I would contact them for consideration, worse case nothing yet...but if you dont you wont know be...
by JDMNYC
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI
Replies: 625
Views: 220637

Re: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI

I just heard back...the surgeon doesn't feel I am a surgical candidate at this time. She said to send scans and we will keep trying. Thank you for continuing to keep us posted Sleen! Hi Wonderfullymade - Did they say why they thought you weren't a surgical candidate at this stage? Considering this ...
by JDMNYC
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Re: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?

mypinkheaven wrote:Spay and neuter, please.


No worries there :)
by JDMNYC
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Re: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?

I had an oncologist who would not win any personality awards, and was not the warm and fuzzy type. I kept seeing him anyway because I thought he had good diagnostic skills, was aware of the latest research, and made decisions based on data, not a hunch. Expecting to find a doctor with good bedside ...
by JDMNYC
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Re: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?

mypinkheaven wrote:Maybe I should be getting a lawyer :twisted:


I think everyone should always have a lawyer - ideally on retainer :)
by JDMNYC
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Re: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?

Thanks all - no, no inboxed responses. Thank you for the bump.
by JDMNYC
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2678

Any Experiences With Dr. David Kelsen At MSKCC?

Hi -

Anyone have any experience with Dr. David Kelson at MSKCC?

I'd be grateful to hear about them. Feel free to inbox if you prefer.

Thanks.

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