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by Peregrine
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need advice: Margins were not clear
Replies: 21
Views: 1976

Management of Xeloda (capecitabine) side effects

The board met and the oncologist called today with his recommendation. Everyone wanted to stand by and monitor since they all feel quite optimistic. He dissented, and opted for “insurance”. ... DH was offered 3 months of adjuvant Xeloda, which he should start in a couple weeks. Even though they fee...
by Peregrine
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Progress in Immunotherapy for MSS
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Progress in Immunotherapy for MSS

Some decent results for MSS mCRC, not earth shattering but for people that were on 4th line and basically at the end of traditional treatment this is huge. It would be good to do a trial like the MSI one for early treatment . An immune based treatment would be so much better than chemo! ... Thanks ...
by Peregrine
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage I may be? Rectal cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Polypectomy pathology report

My 2 cm polyp was sessile and removed with a hot snare. So far I had pathology of polyp read by 4 different places... Beenumehta - If you have a printed copy of your pathology report, could you compare what's in your report to what a polypectomy pathology report is supposed to contain according to ...
by Peregrine
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Genetic mutations
Replies: 44
Views: 4081

Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery

... Liver resection done, just home recovering day 10 post op. My only glitch was about 12 hours of Afib the day after the surgery, and some neck pain from laparoscopic gas.... Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery Ioannis Konstantinidis & Laleh Melstrom (08 February 2019) Abstract Minimally invasiv...
by Peregrine
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage I may be? Rectal cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Trans-anal excision vs. trans-abdominal resection ?

... but just to say that you’re really in pretty good shape now (no metastasis), and it would likely be best to settle on a plan you’re comfortable with... P.S. I understand that your situation is scary, but I meant what I said above—it sounds like it is quite promising and manageable. I wish you s...
by Peregrine
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage I may be? Rectal cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Newly diagnosed stage I may be? Rectal cancer

Just got diagnosed with low rectal cancer 3-4 cm from anal verge . Looking for options divided between local anal excision and total mesorectal excision. Confused and scared? Anyone out there who has done local anal excision and had good outcome? https://training.seer.cancer.gov/images/colorectal/c...
by Peregrine
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ***News Stories Thread*** ONGOING Updated >>> 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 25177

Food additive or carcinogen? The growing list of chemicals banned by EU but used in US

Food additive or carcinogen? The growing list of chemicals banned by EU but used in US EFSA scientists screened nearly 12,000 scientific publications. They were particularly interested in recent research on the “genotoxicity” of titanium dioxide nanoparticles – their ability to damage DNA and lead ...
by Peregrine
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage I may be? Rectal cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Newly diagnosed stage I may be? Rectal cancer

Just got diagnosed wiith low rectal cancer 3-4 cm from anal verge. Looking for options divided between local anal excision and total mesorectal excision. Confused and scared? Anyone out there who has done local anal excision and had good outcome? Beenumehta - Your signature says: Female age 51 at d...
by Peregrine
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed stage I may be? Rectal cancer
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Newly diagnosed stage I may be? Rectal cancer

Just got diagnosed wiith low rectal cancer 3-4 cm from anal verge. Looking for options divided between local anal excision and total mesorectal excision. Confused and scared? Anyone out there who has done local anal excision and had good outcome? Hello Beenumehta, and welcome to the Club... and tha...
by Peregrine
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 23
Views: 2429

Re: Increasing CEA

Yes I have, MSS, KRAS, G12D. Not a whole lot of options is my understanding. Actually this was the results from a recurrence I had to a single lymph node. Is it possible the primary tumor was different? Hi Denny, I don't really know the answer to your question, but I suppose that in some cases a me...
by Peregrine
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Increasing CEA
Replies: 23
Views: 2429

Re: Increasing CEA

Dennyp -

Have you ever had your primary tumor tested for MSI-status and for KRAS/NRAS/BRAF mutation status? This might be relevant if you ever have to go back on chemo.
by Peregrine
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Disease increased after radiation?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Disease increased after radiation?

So my dad went 25 fractions of radiation (45 Gy) for pelvic radiation and sacral met which he finished on 11 May, 2022. Last PET scan was done in Mar 2022 and the recent PET scan was just done yesterday in (June 2022). ill defined soft tissue lesion in pelvic cavity (SUVmax 8.54 vs 8.16, 46x43 vs 4...
by Peregrine
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need guidance (lots of) with sacral mets and pelvic recurrence
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

Re: Need guidance (lots of) with sacral mets and pelvic recurrence

crybaby wrote:...I have been trying hard to be offline and just focus on my exams that are starting tomorrow...

Good luck on your exams !!

Take care ...
by Peregrine
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need guidance (lots of) with sacral mets and pelvic recurrence
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

Re: Need guidance (lots of) with sacral mets and pelvic recurrence

... What questions should I need to ask my doc?... ● MSI status of primary tumor / new pelvic mass (needed for evaluating possible targeted immunotherapy now) ● KRAS/NRAS/BRAF testing result for tumor / new pelvic mass. (needed for evaluating possible targeted immunotherapy now) Your dad needs to a...
by Peregrine
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My Current Protocol——-All Thoughts/Criticism Welcomed
Replies: 156
Views: 18289

Re: My Current Protocol——-All Thoughts/Criticism Welcomed

...My reading indicates any cbd/thc product is a huge no no when doing immunotherapy. Yes indeed, and here are some of those references ... "As with any complementary therapy, you should always talk with your oncologist. Complementary therapies can interact negatively with immunotherapy or che...

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