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by jhocno197
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Dad's Dilemma Between Colorectal and Heart Bypass Surgery
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: My Dad's Dilemma Between Colorectal and Heart Bypass Surgery

I have seen on this forum that it is a great idea to take cimetidine(tagamet) for a while before and after surgery to help prevent future metastasis.

No advice otherwise, sorry. I hope everything goes well.
by jhocno197
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Supplements, yay or nay? Lycopene, grapeseed extract, reseveratrol, curcumin
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Supplements, yay or nay? Lycopene, grapeseed extract, reseveratrol, curcumin

Well-meaning people are always sending me links about 'natural' ways to fight colon cancer.
I can find no definitive answer on these 4. What say you, o wise & experienced members? Any benefit to any of these?
by jhocno197
Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: the lump is nothing
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: the lump is nothing

helen098 wrote:
went to nyu in Manhattan imagining center and I just want to say if I ever have cancer again I want to go there ....it was like a real nice hotel...only
they probed and squished my breast.


That is THE hallmark of a truly excellent hotel. :wink:

And, hurray for good news!!
by jhocno197
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Two not one UPDATE
Replies: 27
Views: 2479

Re: Two not one

Praying for you!
by jhocno197
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: possible colon cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: possible colon cancer

I don't know about the grumbling part...
Get a colonoscopy, just to be sure.
by jhocno197
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Persistent Allergy Symptoms on FOLFOX?
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Persistent Allergy Symptoms on FOLFOX?

My husband is on folfiri & avastin. He has runny nose/congestion/coughing a lot more now than he has in our entire married life; he wasn't like this on Folfox, either...I think it's the Avastin.
by jhocno197
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hi new here
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: Hi new here

Hi.
My husband was very sore for a while after he had his port installed.

This link has helpful ostomy advice: http://www.fittleworth.net/wpsystem/wp- ... oblems.pdf .

I wish your friend well.
by jhocno197
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please help! Do I have colon cancer? `
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: Please help! Do I have colon cancer? `

Get a colonoscopy; best way to find out one way or another. Easy to misdiagnose on symptoms alone, and meds can make you feel better for a little bit even if it was cancer, but not always.
by jhocno197
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: needles and ports oh my
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: needles and ports oh my

When my husband had to go to the ER, they were very hesitant to use his port for anything & he ended up with an iv in his arm.
by jhocno197
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Irinotecan side effects and anxiety
Replies: 17
Views: 1889

Re: Irinotecan side effects and anxiety

My husband has had five treatments of FOLFIRI. No anxiety.
by jhocno197
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New stage IV diagnosis/my brother
Replies: 28
Views: 4431

Re: New stage IV diagnosis/my brother

No experience with the stent, sorry. Insurance often doesn't like to approve PET scans, so maybe that's why one has not been scheduled? With FOLFOX, he may very likely have cold sensotivity, so he'll want to have things around he can stand to drink warm or room temp, although sometimes even room tem...
by jhocno197
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm new and concerned I may have Colon Cancer. Can you help?
Replies: 112
Views: 11492

Re: I'm new and concerned I may have Colon Cancer. Can you help?

The prep I had was Miralax + Gatorade. While I am in no hurry to drink Gatorade again, it was pretty easy.

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