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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: 593

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: 593

Re: Chemotherapy for Stage 2A

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

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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: 593

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 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 4433

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: 1061

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: 714

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: 98
Views: 24989

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: 928

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 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 4433

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: 98
Views: 24989

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 ...
by Beckster
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine
Replies: 98
Views: 24989

Re: Covid 19 vaccine

Thought I would chime in on this topic. I am from NJ, which was one of the hardest hit states. Right now, the virus is running rampant for a second time and actually hitting people worse than the first wave from March. I will be getting the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday. I emailed my oncologist to make ...
by Beckster
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New doctor questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: New doctor questions

When I was diagnosed 4 years ago, I was given an oncologist who specialized in gastro cancers, which included colon. 4 years later, I sent a friend to him for his treatments, While my friend was going through chemo sessions, he was able to speak to different people while going through infusions. Com...
by Beckster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 17956

Study Suggests PDE5 Inhibitors May Have Anti-Cancer Potential in Male Patients with CRC

Researchers suggested that potency enhancing phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor drugs may have the ability to improve a prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer. A study published in Nature Communications suggested that potency enhancing phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitor drugs, such as sildenafil...
by Beckster
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Opinions welcome: how old to test?
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Opinions welcome: how old to test?

I was 58 when diagnosed. Oncologist told me that my son should have one at 40.
by Beckster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 17956

Medications to Treat High Blood Pressure May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer

A recent study found a 22% lower risk in developing colorectal cancer in the 3 years after patients took hypertension medications to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart disease. https://www.cancernetwork.com/view/medications-to-treat-high-blood-pressure-may-reduce-risk-of-colorectal-...

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