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by Peregrine
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Genetic mutations
Replies: 44
Views: 3442

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: 8
Views: 354

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: 8
Views: 354

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: 24657

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: 8
Views: 354

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: 8
Views: 354

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: 1945

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: 1945

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: 252

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: 980

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: 980

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: 152
Views: 17102

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...
by Peregrine
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recovery After Right Hemicolectomy
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Recovery After Right Hemicolectomy

... • Can anyone give me some advice on how to help or what to ask the doctors and nurses as I am concerned for him. I just hope he’s not developed lieus!!!!!! • Really hoping he has a BM soon, can anyone share their story on when they had a BM, just need to put my mind at ease. :D :D Safasks - Wel...
by Peregrine
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anti Depressants
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Anti Depressants

1. You can do a search for ZOLOFT on this forum to see comments pro/con from members. 2. You can do a search for PROZAC on this forum to see comments pro/con from members. Remember, most anti-depressants take 3 to 4 weeks before they "kick in" and start working. They don't give you immedia...
by Peregrine
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need guidance (lots of) with sacral mets and pelvic recurrence
Replies: 15
Views: 980

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

Hello crybaby, When I get back I will be working on an annotated retrospective review of your dad's past 5 years, based on the timeline you gave above, but I will need some additional information that would most likely be found in these two documents: 1. Surgery report for the TME / LAR / iIeostomy...

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