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 LAR
Adenocarcinoma
low grade
1st primary T3 N2b M1a
Stage IVA
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd primary 5.5 cm T1 N0
9 of 96 nodes
CEA: < 2.9
MSS
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry Normal
Fall 2017 FOLFOX shrank the 1 met in liver
1/18 Liver left hepatectomy seg 4
5/18 CT clear
12/18 MRI 1 liver met
3/7/19 Resection & HAI
4/1/19 Folfiri & FUDR
5/13/19 HAI pump catheter dislodge, nearly bled to death
6-7 '19 5FU 4 cycles
NED

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