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by Beckster
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here, my spouse colonscopy likely. Scared.
Replies: 53
Views: 10667

Re: New here, my spouse colonscopy likely. Scared.

Great news on the pathology report! Wishing her a speedy recovery!
by Beckster
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING Updated >>> 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 26991

ctDNA as a Biomarker in CRC

An overview of what is currently understood about the use of ctDNA assays to help guide treatment decisions when managing patients with colorectal cancer undergoing resection of metastases.

https://www.cancernetwork.com/view/ctdn ... ker-in-crc
by Beckster
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here, my spouse colonscopy likely. Scared.
Replies: 53
Views: 10667

Re: New here, my spouse colonscopy likely. Scared.

You should be able to private message me on the forum....I will try to contact you for a reply...check "private message" on the upper right side Beckster, thank you so much. How would I be able to contact you? I am located in South Jersey also! If you want a rock star colon rectal surgeon,...
by Beckster
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here, my spouse colonscopy likely. Scared.
Replies: 53
Views: 10667

Re: New here, my spouse colonscopy likely. Scared.

I am located in South Jersey also! If you want a rock star colon rectal surgeon, I would highly recommend Steven McClane at the MD Anderson at Cooper...https://www.cooperhealth.org/doctors/steven-mcclane-md?utm_campaign=website-link&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=local-listing a He is the dep...
by Beckster
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bone density question and mental health issue ramblings
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: Bone density question and mental health issue ramblings

My doctor, gynecologist, sent me for a dexa scan 3 weeks after finishing chemo. I asked if it was to soon and he said no. I did the scan and it showed that I have osteopenia. I had one 2 years later and it improved....logically we know that chemo affects the bones, so I feel that he should have wait...
by Beckster
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy for Stage 2A
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Chemotherapy for Stage 2A

Stage 2 is a grey area. I was offered Capeox, Folfox or no chemo. Because I did not want a port, I opted for Capeox. Again, I had two high risk factors. If I was low risk, my onc would not have put me on chemo. I guess I am having a hard time understanding why the Oncologist is recommending a chemo ...
by Beckster
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy for Stage 2A
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Chemotherapy for Stage 2A

Below is a link to a previous post that shows the importance of the pathology report...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62768&hilit=MSK+second+opinion
by Beckster
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy for Stage 2A
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Chemotherapy for Stage 2A

Welcome to the group! I was diagnosed with stage 2A right sided colon cancer in 2016. During my first screening, they found the mass. I had no symptoms and my bloodwork was excellent and my CEA was 1.9. With that said, I had 2 high risk factors, which both are subjective....LVI and G3 tumor. Most ri...
by Beckster
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING Updated >>> 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 26991

Narrow Band Imaging Earns FDA Clearance for Real-Time Assessment of Colorectal Polyps With Neoplastic Potential

A novel imaging technology was cleared by the FDA to detect polyps with neoplastic potential during conduct of colonoscopy that aligns with pathological assessment with greater than 90% predictive ability. https://www.cancernetwork.com/view/narrow-band-imaging-earns-fda-clearance-for-real-time-asse...
by Beckster
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: From what point are you 'NED'?
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: From what point are you 'NED'?

My doctor counted it as the day of surgery because all cancer was removed. I am now in my 5th year and God willing, I will be released in December.
by Beckster
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid-19 vaccine advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Covid-19 vaccine advice

The only thing that I heard about lymph node swelling due to the vaccine is the underarm LN and breast. Women are being advised not to have a mammography until 6 weeks after receiving the Covid vaccine. Apparently, mammography results might show LN involvement and create a false positive for possibl...
by Beckster
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 39076

Re: Covid 19 vaccine

I received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine on January 27th and the second dose on February 26th. First dose produced only a sore arm and slight headache. However, the second dose was a different story. Sore arm but 12 hours after the shot, I had a fever with chills and achy. This lasted for 24 ...
by Beckster
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right verses left colon cancer symptoms
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Right verses left colon cancer symptoms

My story of right sided cancer started with a routine colonoscopy at the age of 57. I had no symptoms and my bloodwork was perfect. In early stages right sided cancer will present with no symptoms and no visible blood. My surgeon told me that if I had waited until there was symptoms, such as anemia,...
by Beckster
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING Updated >>> 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 26991

Patients With MSI-H/dMMR mCRC Saw Improvement in PFS, HRQoL with Pembrolizumab Monotherapy

When compared with chemotherapy, patients with microsatellite-instability high/mismatch repair deficient metastatic colorectal cancer saw significant improvement in progression-free survival with the frontline use of pembrolizumab monotherapy, while demonstrating superior safety. https://www.cancer...
by Beckster
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 39076

Re: Covid 19 vaccine

Beckster, Hopefully this will help calm your fears a bit. I, too, had an allergic reaction to oxi after the first does....and nothing from my first COVID shot other than a slight headache and lightheadedness. I am also allergic to some darn many drugs.....some give me a horrible rash but most give ...

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