Iron linked to colon cancer

Please feel free to read, share your thoughts, your stories and connect with others!
Posts: 912
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:52 am

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:

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
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
lymph nodes: 9 of 96
CEA: 2.9 to 2.2
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry Normal
Tumor: MTOR, APC, TP53
Fall 2017 FOLFOX shrank the 1 met in liver
1/18 Liver left hepatectomy seg 4
5/18 CT clear
12/18 MRI shows 1 liver met
3/7/19 Resection & HAI
4/1/19 Folfiri & FUDR
5/13/19 HAI pump catheter dislodge, nearly hemorrhaged to death
6/10/19 5FU

Return to “Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DarknessEmbraced and 33 guests