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by radnyc
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: S-1 oral chemo - Lung Mets complete response
Replies: 0
Views: 808

S-1 oral chemo - Lung Mets complete response

Yes, this is a case report on ONE individual, but I've read about S-1 before and wondered why is not available in US. In Japan it has a long history and it's used with Irinotecan with pretty good results, in this particular case Avastin was added. Pretty impressive results, even if it's just one per...
by radnyc
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It's not what you eat, it's how much...
Replies: 0
Views: 757

It's not what you eat, it's how much...

Or so says updated research on diet and cancer: http://www.medicaldaily.com/obesity-not-poor-diet-ups-colon-cancer-risk-excess-weight-tied-gene-activation-273692 NYTimes article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/science/from-an-apple-a-day-to-energy-balance-in-cancer-research.html?ref=science From ...
by radnyc
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA levels creeping up- Need some advice please!
Replies: 11
Views: 4393

Re: CEA levels creeping up- Need some advice please!

It's not unusual for CEA to rise during treatment. Don't panic, give it a bit more time. Read this abstract:

http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/21/23/4466.long

Al
by radnyc
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Of Interest to the 53rd St. Gang
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Of Interest to the 53rd St. Gang

Pretty crazy story, as a NYC architecture aficionado, I had heard of this. Good thing it never came to happen, would have been devastating to say the least. It's a pretty impressive building nonetheless, I remember when it was going up. No worries, the issue has been corrected, the joints re-enforce...
by radnyc
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAI pump
Replies: 16
Views: 3508

Re: HAI pump

It's really unfortunate that this is not more widely available, although is not necessarily a cure, and not everyone benefits from it, it's an option which many more of us should have available. It does keep a lot of us cancer free and maybe cured, time will tell, but if not, it's ability to prolong...
by radnyc
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAI pump
Replies: 16
Views: 3508

Re: HAI pump

It's really unfortunate that this is not more widely available, although is not necessarily a cure, and not everyone benefits from it, it's an option which many more of us should have available. It does keep a lot of us cancer free and maybe cured, time will tell, but if not, it's ability to prolong...
by radnyc
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HAI pump
Replies: 16
Views: 3508

Re: HAI pump

Here are a few sources of information about HAI treatment. The treatment itself is personalized by your team. The goal is to be able to deliver the chemotherapy to the liver effectively while rigorously monitoring liver enzymes, I received a total of 7 HAI treatments of FUDR, plus a number of system...
by radnyc
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Regarding the "Hallwang clinic"
Replies: 18
Views: 17555

Re: Regarding the "Hallwag clinic"

Although I am certain my NED status is mostly the result of excellent medical care, experienced cancer centers, and lots of luck. I admire people like Pete who have gone a different way. What he, lohidoc and Ren have done is in my opinion invaluable to us cancer survivors/patients. I for one do not ...
by radnyc
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Best hospital
Replies: 15
Views: 1664

Re: Best hospital

Hey there, you are young, in fairly good health and strong. My opinion is you need to hit this hard now when you can handle the treatments. There are a handful of excellent hospitals that treat advanced cancer around the country, but because of your liver involvement you should seriously look into M...
by radnyc
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Erbitux plus Chemo trial - interesting results
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Erbitux plus Chemo trial - interesting results

It appears that adding cetuximab (erbitux) to chemotherapy in resectable kras wild type patients may not be a good mix.
Something to talk to your onc about if you're on this protocol.

http://meetinglibrary.asco.org/content/112298-132

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 040814.php
by radnyc
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting Appointment after CT/PET scan
Replies: 10
Views: 3507

Re: Interesting Appointment after CT/PET scan

Sounds like you have a good plan. Keep the faith.

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by radnyc
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting Appointment after CT/PET scan
Replies: 10
Views: 3507

Re: Interesting Appointment after CT/PET scan

Hi there, congratulations on your husband's progress. However, in my opinion he should not skip surgery. It's pretty rare that chemo alone offers a cure, tumors get smaller and sometimes disappear, but often recur. I would ask the doctor's for their advice. I would also be a bit concerned with the t...
by radnyc
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly Diagnosed
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Newly Diagnosed

Nobody wants to do chemo. Lymphovascular involvement is a sign that some cancer cells might have move into the lymphatic system. I would not take any chances, do the chemotherapy. Folks here will help you along with any questions you might have. Hang in there.
by radnyc
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Opinions needed on chemo therapy...
Replies: 18
Views: 1902

Re: Opinions needed on chemo therapy...

The thread below is discussing this same subject:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46108
by radnyc
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: surgery successful, clear margins, 2 lymph nodes positive
Replies: 12
Views: 2047

Re: surgery successful, clear margins, 2 lymph nodes positiv

In my opinion chemo is very important to do in stage 3. I too was reluctant to do it after my colon surgery, as you can see by my signature, they found 2 nodes out of 17 positive. Two months later as I was about to start Folfox, a couple of spots were found on my liver - welcome to stage 4. They wer...

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