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by Green Tea
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: pT1/pT2 What option to take?
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: pT1/pT2 What option to take?

... I also had a low tumor and a ULAR. And yes, it did impact me quite negatively. It’s so impactful that the head colorectal surgeon at MSK is leading the study to find a non surgical alternative. If I recall, there is a member here that had an transanal excision and her quality of life has been q...
by Green Tea
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Had my 10th colonoscopy today
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: Had my 10th colonoscopy today

helen098 wrote:Did the Plenvu prep, I have done so many from the phosposada, to the gallon jug, the pills and everything in between...

Everything in between...
Colonoscopy prep solutions
by Green Tea
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 31/2022
Replies: 332
Views: 169489

Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ June 15/2021

Just witnessed the most beautiful sight off my back deck. Almost a full moon ( actually tomorrow ) and a full rainbow halo around this moon tonight. Perfect colour, perfect symmetry. Moon halos I have seen ... BUTT ... never a perfect spectrum rainbow around one in a perfect circle. I don't "i...
by Green Tea
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next steps after chemo: reversal, supplements
Replies: 44
Views: 10940

Re: Next steps after chemotherapy

... So, tentatively, I have colonoscopy on 7/13, surgery on 7/14, which also is great because I need to do only one prep. I am so happy with the news so far! Now, on to Thursday CT scan and Friday oncologist appointment! Good luck with your CT scan today and your oncology appointment tomorrow. Will...
by Green Tea
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A series of unfortunate events
Replies: 18
Views: 6437

Re: A series of unfortunate events

...Thanks for any responses! Tips on preventing recurrences (i.e., diet, supplements, etc.). There are some tips of this nature in the LifeExtension article shown in the link below. Topics like diets and supplements are discussed in Sections 9 and 10 of that article. https://www.lifeextension.com/p...
by Green Tea
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sloan Clinical Trial
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Sloan Clinical Trial

I wonder what clinical trial at Sloan. Any idea? https://www.everydayhealth.com/cancer/colon-cancer/why-are-more-and-more-young-people-being-diagnosed-with-colorectal-cancer/ ...Before she started chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Spill’s doctors tested her tumor for a mutatio...
by Green Tea
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next steps after chemo: reversal, supplements
Replies: 44
Views: 10940

Re: Next steps after chemotherapy

Sunnycd wrote:... I need all positive thoughts sent my way! .... I meet with my original surgeon on Tuesday to discuss the reversal...

Sending positive thoughts your way today...
by Green Tea
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: pT1/pT2 What option to take?
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: pT1/pT2 What option to take?

Hi Green Tea, Here is my reply to your questions. Before drafting a reply to your message I would like to ask a few questions: ⋅ When is your deadline for making a decision on your treatment? Currently no deadline, as the oncologist has said it is growing slowly, but I should reach a deci...
by Green Tea
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lukewarm to positive?
Replies: 52
Views: 20873

Re: Lukewarm to positive?

...In the meantime, we can enjoy our 5 weeks in France (we're leaving on the 29th). I haven't seen my family and friends in two years, it'll be a joyful reunion! Claudine - Just a quick note to say that the trade unions in France have declared a national strike in the transportation industry for Ju...
by Green Tea
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: pT1/pT2 What option to take?
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: pT1/pT2 What option to take?

Hi All, I'm new to the Colon Club, I need to make a decision on my treatment... Hello Ezyrider- Welcome to the club! Before drafting a reply to your message I would like to ask a few questions: ⋅ When is your deadline for making a decision on your treatment? ⋅ Are you willing to...
by Green Tea
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better scans maybe
Replies: 19
Views: 2651

Re: Better scans maybe

Hi Stu, I agree. I called a few BIG hospitals to check on their high tech scan machines. Cleveland Clinic told me the one I asked about was only FDA approved for lung cancer. WTH! Down the road it might be approved for CRC but no idea to when. Another place I called about an even better machine sai...
by Green Tea
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next steps after chemo: reversal, supplements
Replies: 44
Views: 10940

Re: Next steps after chemotherapy

One day to go for my last Xeloda pills. Next week will be busy and I need all positive thoughts sent my way! CT scans next Thursday, visit with my oncologist on Friday, 6/25. I meet with my original surgeon on Tuesday to discuss the reversal. I met with MSK’s surgeon for a second opinion yesterday ...
by Green Tea
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next steps after chemo: reversal, supplements
Replies: 44
Views: 10940

Re: Next steps after chemotherapy

What is the CPT code of the expected surgery: CPT 44626 or CPT 44625 - it can make a difference in long-term quality of life (QOL) considerations. I understand the difference, but how would that make a difference in QOL? Instinctively, I know 44625 would be neater and less complicated, since colon ...
by Green Tea
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Signatera Test Came out positive
Replies: 16
Views: 3673

Re: Signatera Test Came out positive

Any extra information besides Signatera test was positive? Did you learn anything else? I will be having the test on Thursday. It would be interesting to know just what kinds of specific data items the test report contains. It would be nice to be told which specific 16 DNA mutations your customized...
by Green Tea
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Next steps after chemo: reversal, supplements
Replies: 44
Views: 10940

Re: Next steps after chemotherapy

...I got my appointment w Dr Pappou from MSK on June 15, and with my original surgeon on June 22. Still compiling the list of questions, so any suggestions, greatly appreciated... . Some questions to consider asking the MSK surgeon on your up-coming June 15 appointment: • Will my insurance cover su...

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