Iron linked to colon cancer

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Iron linked to colon cancer

Postby mpbser » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:57 pm

I never, in a million years, would have thought that there would be this kind of connection between iron and cancer: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4036554/

My husband and I drink water from a spring on the top of a mountain in the Green Mountain National Forest. I happened to be up there one day collecting the water, as I drive up with our dozen or so bottles to periodically fill, when there was a local guy up there filling his bottles. He said that the water had been tested at some point and found to be completely, 100% pure EXCEPT for having high iron content.

I will be requesting that MSK test my husband's ferritin level. Hope that he has average storage and we can presume that the elevation in the water is not excessive.
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 2.9 to 2.2
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
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5/18 CT clear
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