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by veckon
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: H.pylori and Lynch Syndrome
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: H.pylori and Lynch Syndrome

Lynch already indicates you have a dramatically increased risk for gastric cancer. At a certain age, your doctor should start scoping you.
by veckon
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62831

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

They will look for suspicious features on other organs each time you get a CT. I am not sure what the protocol is if you do not have any suspicious features on distant organs yet, but I know that every CT is a long term trade off because of the radiation dose. When suspicious features are found, hig...
by veckon
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62831

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

My surgeon scheduled a sigmoidoscopy about 2 weeks after I finished chemoradiation. It was then he told me all that was left was scar tissue and I may not need chemo after surgery. My oncologist ordered a pet scan about 5-6 weeks after chemoradiation and it showed no evidence of cancer especially i...
by veckon
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Keytruda and dry mouth
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Keytruda and dry mouth

plastikos wrote:Anyone here on Keytruda experience extreme dryness of the mouth? Is this common? I just noticed it after my last dose. Eating anything dry (chips, biscuits, bread) is a task.


Yes.
by veckon
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colon cancer scared!
Replies: 13
Views: 3161

Re: Colon cancer scared!

Hello all. I have been struggling with bowel issues for over 5 yrs. First started with constipation, on amd off. It's now pain in the left of my stomach near navel, lower tummy near ovaries and pain on my side as well as back. The left part of my tummy is a little bigger than my right perhaps from ...
by veckon
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Malignant polyp, stalk invaded
Replies: 14
Views: 1586

Re: Malignant polyp, stalk invaded

Hi guys, thanks so much for your replies it's much appreciated. I need to get hold of the pathology report as i believe i now have a solid base of understanding to read it. One thing which is confusing me is the distinction between the sub mucosa of the predunculated polyp, and the submucosa of the...
by veckon
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, NRAS MUTATED, FOLFOX+Avastin)
Replies: 52
Views: 5214

Re: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, KRAS MUTATED, PLZ HELP!)

Perhaps I should use the term remission. Though I do think that we will get to cures at some point. Right now we have better survival rates and the technology to make a lot of progress in determining how mechanisms work and, perhaps how to develop new drugs. There's far more to research, though, th...
by veckon
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, NRAS MUTATED, FOLFOX+Avastin)
Replies: 52
Views: 5214

Re: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, KRAS MUTATED, PLZ HELP!)

My son was upset that the standard treatment for CRC is 5FU, a treatment that has been around for 50 years, when we're seeing targeted treatments for various kinds of cancer. He knows that it's all about the numbers but it can be frustrating when there's a miracle drug for others but not for you or...
by veckon
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, NRAS MUTATED, FOLFOX+Avastin)
Replies: 52
Views: 5214

Re: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, KRAS MUTATED, PLZ HELP!)

Also, chemo/radiation adjuvant with surgery can actually cure you with relatively good probability so long as they can resect everything. Immunotherapy offers no cure. At best it makes the disease chronically manageable for a vanishingly small minority of patients. I’d much rather be in a situation ...
by veckon
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, NRAS MUTATED, FOLFOX+Avastin)
Replies: 52
Views: 5214

Re: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, KRAS MUTATED, PLZ HELP!)

My son was upset that the standard treatment for CRC is 5FU, a treatment that has been around for 50 years, when we're seeing targeted treatments for various kinds of cancer. He knows that it's all about the numbers but it can be frustrating when there's a miracle drug for others but not for you or...
by veckon
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, NRAS MUTATED, FOLFOX+Avastin)
Replies: 52
Views: 5214

Re: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, KRAS MUTATED, PLZ HELP!)

We need a Maia bat signal. Any immunotherapy or other trials for KRAS mutations?
by veckon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I looked at my mom's rectum and....
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: I looked at my mom's rectum and....

The tumor moved around a lot. The surgeon noted this during her examination and part of it could come outside so that I could see it. She thought that it might be a tumor on top of a large polyp. Unfortunately, it invaded the muscle about two weeks later and then became fixed in place. This was bef...
by veckon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Precancerous Polyp at 23
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Precancerous Polyp at 23

Lynch Syndrome is associated with a dramatically increased lifetime risk of developing many different types of cancer, colorectal just being the highest risk factor of them all. But it does not predispose you to cancer as a young adult. The neoplasticity resulting from a pathological mutation in you...
by veckon
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Malignant polyp, stalk invaded
Replies: 14
Views: 1586

Re: Malignant polyp, stalk invaded

A young relative has recently been diagnosed with a large malignant predunculated adenoma in the sigmoid colon. The polyp was completely excised in one clean cut during the colonoscopy which discovered it, and the colon lining was tattoed. The pathology report showed that the cancer had invaded int...
by veckon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Precancerous Polyp at 23
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Precancerous Polyp at 23

I've had "tummy troubles" most of my life. Blood, pain, cramping, etc... I recently changed doctors and he noticed my significant weight loss (70 lbs/year) and started asking questions. This eventually led to a colonoscopy/endoscopy combo to check for Celiac. He found a hiatal hernia and ...

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