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by Deb m
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA increase on FOLFIRI
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: CEA increase on FOLFIRI

My husbands CEA initially increased while on folfox for a while, but then came down towards the end of treatment. His scans remained clear.

Nerve racking to say the least, I know. Hang in there and hopefully it will be the same with your husband.
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by Deb m
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal bleeding 7 months after a clear colonoscopy
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Rectal bleeding 7 months after a clear colonoscopy

I find it hard to believe that cancer could form that fast, since February! I thinking the most realistic cause is probably a hemorrhoid. This is of course with the assumption that you had a "good" colonoscopy. Never the less, I would call the doc and get things checked out.

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by Deb m
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 40
Views: 3425

Re: Bev G

She was in remission for a very long time. It must of been something not related directly to her cancer. I too am shocked, for she seemed to be doing very well.

Her family has my deepest sympathy and of course prayers.

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by Deb m
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First Meeting with Surgeon
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: First Meeting with Surgeon

II also believe second opinions are warranted a lot of the time and are very beneficial. Do make sure your surgeon is a board certified colo-rectal surgeon, very important!
by Deb m
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I got to update my signature!
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: I got to update my signature!

That's great news, so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by Deb m
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Genetic Testing?
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Genetic Testing?

We had all the genetic testing done, and everything was normal, no abnormal shifts of any kind found. Our oncologist to us were just one of the "unlucky" one's. They told us that our two boys should start getting colonoscopy's 10 years earlier than the age my husband was diagnosed. That te...
by Deb m
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Port removed
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Port removed

My husband has been NED for almost 7 years now and I still freak out over every little illness, ache, pain he has. I don't think it will ever go away. Your correct in that this is "something totally different". My sister is a 30 year survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, had a bone marrow transp...
by Deb m
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectum cancer
Replies: 27
Views: 2846

Re: Newly diagnosed rectum cancer

Welcome to the board. Not a real fun club to be a member of, but you are correct in that it supplies you with tuns of very useful information and encouragement. I found that one of the hardest parts of the whole journey is when your first diagnosed. Once you get the whole picture and start treating ...
by Deb m
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First post on colon talk, just a few questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: First post on colon talk, just a few questions

Hello, My husbands mass was also in his cecum. First of all, you do have time to wait for the surgery. Colon cancer is as a whole, a slow growing cancer. Usually a Pet scan will be done to confirm spread or no spread beyond the main mass. This should be done before surgery so they know exactly what ...
by Deb m
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good news
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Good news

I'm happy for you that you don't have to do any treatments. Do make sure you have a good surveillance schedule set up though, it's very important even in stage II!
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by Deb m
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?
Replies: 24
Views: 1994

Re: Scan Results 15 months post surgery. NDED vs NED?

Different radiologist use different wording. We have had the term "No definite" evidence of disease and they have also just said "no evidence of disease. It would just depend on which radiologist read it. I was also told by our oncologist at MDA that some radiologist will mention ever...
by Deb m
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 25
Views: 3042

Re: Goodbye

So sorry for your loss. I watched my husband go thru his ordeal with colon cancer, but he survived. Now I am watching my father waste away literally from lung cancer. It's very difficult. Really, words can not express my sorrow for your loss. I pray that in time, you will look back and be able to ch...
by Deb m
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Advice on wife's diagnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Advice on wife's diagnosis

She also pretty young for this kind of cancer ,so I hope they are going to do genetic testing. Does anybody in her family have or had this kind of cancer?
by Deb m
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: LymphoVascular Invasion in Rectal Cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: LymphoVascular Invasion in Rectal Cancer

My husband was a stage II as well with positive LVI. We did 12 rounds of folfox which was highly recommended by our oncologist at MDA cancer center in Houston Texas. He told us that it is a "High risk" feature. Have you thought of getting a second opinion from a major cancer center. It mig...
by Deb m
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mother has 2cm tumor
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Mother has 2cm tumor

The ct scan did not show the mass my husband had in his colon. It was found during the colonoscopy. A ct, however, will pick up a spread to other parts of the body though.

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