***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018

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***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018

Postby garbovatwin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:46 pm

Countdown to the 2018 News Thread has begun.
May all YOUR news be GOOD.

For many of us, be it due to our busy schedules or our demanding treatment and surgeries, we can so easily miss out on a story that we could have/should have seen.

So, here you have it, an ONGOING News Thread where everyone can and probably should consider posting any news stories they deem important, RATHER than adding them to the general support topic thread, where they will clutter up and at times bury important posts for advice and support from fellow CRC members and family.

Please try to post THE LINK TO THE NEWS STORY ONLY to avoid any issues with re-posting copyrighted material.

Just click on the POST REPLY BUTTON
PASTE the link in the body of the post
PASTE the title in SUBJECT box

Good health and happiness to all.

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Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018

Postby CRguy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:49 pm

Yet again, we thank you for all your work in keeping us up to date with recent events !
We have made this topic a "sticky" to keep it where everyone will know where to find it.

Once the year ends, we let the old News Topic float back down the page.
Previous ONGOING News Topics can be found here 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

ALL Members please note that although garbovatwin authors much of this topic... it is definitely for all members to use, so please keep it active, as instructed in the previous posting.

Best wishes to everyone for 2018

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Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
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my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Colon Cancer often Misdiagnosed in Young Patients

Postby O Stoma Mia » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:53 pm

Colon Cancer often Misdiagnosed in Young Patients

    "The results showed that 82% were initially misdiagnosed, and 73% presented with late-stage disease. Additionally, 71% received a colon cancer diagnosis, 20% received a rectal cancer diagnosis, 67% saw at least two doctors before receiving a cancer diagnosis, 62% had no family history of CRC, and 15% said an ER visit led to a colonoscopy and their CRC diagnosis."
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How to Create a Signature
https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.co ... 97#p421597

How to Find a Board-Certified Surgeon

How to interpret a Pathology Report

Understanding TNM Staging
http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/colo ... cer/stages

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Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018

Postby GrouseMan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:55 pm

Recent discussion of Bacterial link to some colon cancer progression particularly in Mets where there is preliminary evidence that there may be a causal effect. This has implications for ones microbiome!

First is a discussion from one of the Blogs I read every day In the Pipeline:
http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/ar ... ent-288175

The article referred to is here:

and some further research on my part found a publication on this same subject from 4 years ago.


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CT mets Liver Spleen lung. IVb CEA~110
Jul 2013 Sig Resct
8/13 FolFox,Avastin 12Tx mild sfx, Ongoing 5-FU Avastin every 3 wks.
CEA: good marker
7/7/14 CT Can't see the spleen Mets.
8/16/15 CEA Up, CT new abdominal mets. Iri, 5-FU, Avastin every 2 wks.
1/16 Iri, Erbitux and likely Avastin (Trial) CEA going >.
1/17 CEA up again dropped from Trial, Mets growth 4-6 mm in abdomen
5/2/17 Failed second trial, Hospitalized 15 days 5/11. Home Hospice 5/26, at peace 6/4/2017

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New info on stopping cancer growth and mets

Postby CRguy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:18 pm

Caitlin Miron has found something huge: A week ago she was honoured for discovering a chemical compound with the ability to prevent cancer growth, but it could also have significant applications in halting the spread of HIV, too. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Canada News, the Ontario PhD student revealed why her discovery could be more far-reaching — for everything from HIV to Zika — than originally reported.

Canadian PhD student makes groundbreaking cancer discovery
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Re: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2018

Postby NHMike » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:47 pm

Hospitals Wrestle With Shortage of IV Bags, Linked to Hurricane
Health officials worry about responding to flu cases after Baxter International’s plants were damaged

The U.S. is facing a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags just as flu cases accelerate, forcing many hospitals to use more time-consuming ways to administer drugs and to weigh a halt on elective procedures and clinical trials.

Some hospital officials said they have only a day or two of supplies and worry whether they would be able to handle an influx of patients as the influenza virus ramps up. Forty-six states are seeing widespread flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, putting this year on par with 2014-15, which was the most severe flu season in recent years.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/hospitals- ... 1515349271 (note that there is a paywall to read it)

ABC Version of the story: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/flu-season ... erto-rico/
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7/13: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/31-9/8: Xeloda 3,400 mg/day+radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4
10/6: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
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After bowel cancer, I understand why people are tempted to reject treatment

Postby Maggie Nell » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:51 pm

I consider myself a man of science. I was trained as a scientist, have worked as a science communicator and am now studying to become a doctor.

But at the age of 28, I was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer and told I needed aggressive treatments

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017 ... nt/8509878
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Prep-free capsule for colorectal cancer receives CE mark

Postby O Stoma Mia » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:13 am

Prep-free capsule for colorectal cancer screening receives CE mark

C-Scan is an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray capsule combined with a wireless tracking system, which generates structural information on the lumen of the colon. It allows physicians to identify pre-cancerous polyps and other abnormalities by helping to create 2D and 3D maps of the colon, according to the press release.

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