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by Deb m
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Newbie here

Mike,

when it comes time for surgery, make sure it's a board certified colo-rectal surgeon. This is very important. I'm glad to hear that your first round went pretty well.

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by Deb m
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Newbie here

Welcome to the board. I guess I'm a little confused. I thought with colon cancer in the ascending colon, surgery always comes first to remove the tumor and nodes and then follow up chemo. I thought it was only rectal cancers and those in the descending colon that chemo and sometimes radiation was do...
by Deb m
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Tropical travel after FOLFOX?

Be sure to wear sunscreen. Our oncologist to us that folfox makes you super sensitive to sun.
by Deb m
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA as a marker during chemo?
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: CEA as a marker during chemo?

My husbands went up after starting chemo, then about half way thru it, it started to decline to normal and has remained so. I to have also heard and witnessed it going up during chemo.
by Deb m
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Diagnosis
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: New Diagnosis

Has he had a colonoscopy. A ct scan usually terms it as "bowl wall thickening", which is in most cases where the tumor is. Can't be sure until a colonoscopy is done. as far as hospitals, I think you just mentioned the top two. My husband was not a stage iv so I'll let somebody else chime i...
by Deb m
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Almost 6 years
Replies: 29
Views: 1201

Re: Almost 6 years

That is such great news. It's like a totally new start at life!
by Deb m
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here from Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: New here from Philippines

The fear you have of a re- occurrence happening is normal. My husband is 8 years out and I still freak out every time he gets a weird stomach ache, diarrhea or anything at all. My sister is over 25 years out from being a lymphoma survivor and she too still has anxiety at times. I don't think it ever...
by Deb m
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Approach to treatment - any advice appreciated!
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Approach to treatment - any advice appreciated!

I keep hearing that Dr. Kemeny is the best for liver mets via treatment with the pump. If your going to travel out of the country, that would be my first choice!
by Deb m
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Oncologist—do they have to be local?
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Oncologist—do they have to be local?

We considered our "main"oncologist the Dr. at MDA. He screened my husband, set up the treatment plan, did all the surveillance scans etc., our local oncologist just followed the orders from them as far as treatment, chemo. We live in Kansas and our "main" oncologist was in Texas ...
by Deb m
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colvera testing after primary resection
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Colvera testing after primary resection

Being care giver for over 7 years now, I thought I was pretty educated on all tests related to colorectal cancer. I've never heard of that!

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by Deb m
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: HOPE officially three years clean
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: HOPE officially three years clean

That's great news! It gives a lot of people great hope.

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by Deb m
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Folfox - How many Oxaliplatin rounds?
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Folfox - How many Oxaliplatin rounds?

My husband had 12 hits of folfox, the last two without the oxyplatin. (I think I spelled that wrong).

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by Deb m
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Time from dx to first treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Time from dx to first treatment?

Dx on Janruary30th, surgery on February4th, first chemo on March 3rd.

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by Deb m
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Confused Stage2 or Stage3
Replies: 16
Views: 1096

Re: Confused Stage2 or Stage3

Yes, My husband had several lymph nodes light up and were enlarged on the pet scan before surgery. They were nodes along the lilac chain. The surgeon was able to remove them along with his cecum and ascending colon. Pathology report came back with all those lymph nodes being cancer FREE!.. We were c...
by Deb m
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Lymph node...or ovary?
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Lymph node...or ovary?

I think it' good news. My sister, who is a cancer survivor, lymphoma. She, on one of her follow up ct scan visits, it too was noted that her ovary was enlarged and she too was post menopausal. After a work up to investigate, it was nothing. Her ovary was just simply enlarged and that was that. She h...

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