Search found 255 matches

Go to advanced search

by Peregrine
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR, TME, and ostomies.
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

LAR, TME, ILEOSTOMY links

LOW ANTERIOR RESECTION (LAR) A. Wikipedia article https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_anterior_resection (2023) B. Cancer website links https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/about-your-low-anterior-resection-surgery (2024) **** :arrow: https://www.lifeextension.com/protocols/cancer/...
by Peregrine
Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: "Curative intent" = "Lymphadenectomy" --> "LAR" ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1275

"Curative intent" = "Lymphadenectomy" --> "LAR" ?

... The good news was that the metastasis was restricted to two left side Common Iliac lymph nodes... https://i.pinimg.com/originals/88/8b/8d/888b8debd02de8115c6861e4d980b6ed.jpg Para-aortic lymph nodes (PALN) :arrow: Common iliac lymph nodes(CILN) Exterior iliac lymph nodes (EILN) Interior iliac l...
by Peregrine
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Re: New guy with old questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 10991

Re: Questions for the LAR surgeon

So, I'm scheduled for a meeting with my surgical oncologist ... [February 19th] ... so I'm looking for any advice from the people active here these days... Joe Questions for the surgical oncologist ⋅  How long should we wait after finishing FOLFIRINOX treatment before scheduling LAR surge...
by Peregrine
Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hello fellow survivors, I am new to CRC (stage IIIa)
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Re: Hello fellow survivors, I am new to CRC (stage IIIa)

Update: So it's about 4 weeks after my surgery and now I've seen 2 oncologists about my treatment plan. Based on these visits I'm going to go with the 3-month CaPox option. (1000 xeloda 2x/day and 130 oxiliplatin every 3 week) There is some question as to whether they will need to lower my dosage d...
by Peregrine
Wed Jan 31, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 4 with single met to liver
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Stage 4 with single met to liver

This looks like what is called "oligometastatic disease", which is considered likely curable by a number of experts. Here is one member who had oligometastatic disease to the liver and was ultimately cured: https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56936&p=451200...
by Peregrine
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LAR, TME, and ostomies.
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: LAR, TME, and ostomies.

So, I'm scheduled for a meeting with my surgical oncologist in a couple weeks so I'm looking for any advice from the people active here these days ...Joe Joe - I have some information on LAR, TME, and other related topics that I could share with you, but it would take some time for me to organize i...
by Peregrine
Mon Jan 29, 2024 12:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How obsessed are you all with diet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: How obsessed are you all with diet?

... Now I feel guilty if I have a treat such as a cake, a donut or cookie. I get worried about what I eat, if i'm not eating "healthy" enough or I should totally avoid any high sugar foods. Would like to hear your thoughts Hi Pagola44 - What you eat while on chemo depends on the context. ...
by Peregrine
Sun Jan 28, 2024 5:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Re: New guy with old questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 10991

Re: Some books on chemotherapy

"Fighting Cancer with Knowledge & Hope", by Dr. R. C. Frank (2012) "Braving Chemo: What to Expect, How to Prepare, and How to Get Through It" by Dr. V. A. Zavaleta (2019) "Chemotherapy Survivor Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get through Treatment ", by J. Mc...
by Peregrine
Fri Jan 26, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Re: New guy with old questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 10991

Re: New guy with old questions.

... It's definitely FOLFIRINOX. Interesting side bar, it is the same chemo plan that my 3 doctors at MSK were originally planning as well... Yes, and one of MSKCC's success stories is that of ColonTalk member mariane , who, according to her signature, was treated with FOLFIRINOX back in 2016 and ha...
by Peregrine
Fri Jan 26, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Re: New guy with old questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 10991

Re: New guy with old questions.

Also it’s a small thing but I’m going to be pedantic as accuracy matters with these things - worth checking if you’re doing FOLFIRINOX or FOLFOXIRI. It’s the same drugs but the dosages are different; the former is usually used in pancreatic cancer and the latter more so in colorectal cancer. Rob, T...
by Peregrine
Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Re: New guy with old questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 10991

Re: New guy with old questions.

... Monday I'm scheduled for my first infusion of Leucovorin, Irinotecan, Oxaliplatin, and Fluorouracil... Joe Personalized Care and Support from Oncology-Certified Nurses at Whittinger Cancer Center Nurses with additional training in the needs of people undergoing cancer treatment (oncology certif...
by Peregrine
Wed Jan 24, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Re: New guy with old questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 10991

Re: New guy with old questions.

... On Friday I go in for port implant ... Joe https://umiamihealth.org/-/media/sylvester-comprehensive-cancer-center/pdf/portacath-pamphlet.ashx https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/medical-us/disinfecting-port-protectors/ https://www.amazon.com/port-a-cath/s?k=port-a-cath
by Peregrine
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFIRINOX -- Treatment and side-effects
Replies: 1
Views: 925

FOLFIRINOX -- Treatment and side-effects

FOLFIRINOX FOL – Folinic acid (i.e., leucovorin) F – Fluorouracil (5FU) IRIN – Irinotecan OX – Oxaliplatin. FOLFIRINOX Overviews (U.K.): https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/treatments-and-drugs/folfirinox https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/treatment/drugs/folfirin...
by Peregrine
Tue Jan 23, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What happens at the end of adjuvant therapy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1366

Re: What happens at the end of adjuvant therapy?

Survivorship Care Plans -- Australia https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/cancer-information/living-well/after-cancer-treatment/follow-up-care/survivorship-care-plans . Survivorship Care Planning -- U.S.A. https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/living-with-colorectal-cancer/survivorship-care-planning
by Peregrine
Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Re: New guy with old questions.
Replies: 42
Views: 10991

Re: New guy with old questions.

Thanks RP, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts on Utahgals thread as well. Clearly having been dealing with this for over a decade you are a veritable encyclopedia of information and I have learned a ton already from your posts ; so thanks again! ... There are other members here who have also found rp1...

Go to advanced search