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by O Stoma Mia
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Call on Congress 2019 -- March 17-19, 2019 (UPDATE)
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Call on Congress 2019 -- March 17-19, 2019 (UPDATE)

Today is the start of Call on Congress 2019. There should be quite a number of Colon Clubbers in attendance, including most of the new 2019 Survivor/Caregiver models, most of the Colon Club officers, and a few of the former Colondar Models. You can recognize some of them by their Colon Club t-shirts...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mother (70) diagnosed, surgery scheduled
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Mother (70) diagnosed, surgery scheduled

... I just wanted to check in here and see if there was any advice for the surgery or any reassuring words... Before surgery, the doctors should be sure to do a comprehensive panel of blood tests, including important tumor markers such as CEA and CA19-9, to serve as a baseline for the various cance...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Call on Congress 2019 -- March 17-19, 2019 (UPDATE)
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Call on Congress 2019 -- March 17-19, 2019 (UPDATE)

Call on Congress starts later this week For those unable to attend, there is an option to watch some of the presentations by Livestream: https://give.fightcrc.org/event/13th-annual-call-on-congress-livestream/e217568 Colon Club Blog Manager at last year's CoC (2018) (C) Fight Colorectal Cancer
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Web Host Server Upgrade : completed
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ=>>> Web Host Server Upgrade ... Forum will be OFFline for a while <<<=ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ

Question: Will the website still be at the same IP address after the upgrade to a different server?
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Made it almost 2 years, now it’s back. Any MD Anderson advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: Made it almost 2 years, now it’s back. Any MD Anderson advice?

hopie wrote:
rp1954 wrote: Most people ignore me on this, but I will say it again, information is power, and survival - get better blood data and let's discuss it.

Just wanted to say that the linked part didn't work--for me at least ...


Try this link instead: Initial Recommended Blood Tests
by O Stoma Mia
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver mets: ablation vs. surgery, pros? cons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3959

Re: Liver mets: ablation vs. surgery, pros? cons?

... Please let me know if anyone's interested in helping me prepare such a list and we can start a new thread. (...) And I love the idea of "an ethnography of NED." Again, let me know if anyone would be interested in gathering such data! I am interested in both of your ideas -- your maste...
by O Stoma Mia
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver mets: ablation vs. surgery, pros? cons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3959

Re: Liver mets: ablation vs. surgery, pros? cons?

... I hope you don't mind my asking: what brought you here? Here's the story: I was on the Internet looking for information on quality of life after ileostomy reversal, since it was almost time for my scheduled ileostomy reversal surgery. The search engine found some links to "reversal logs&qu...
by O Stoma Mia
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adenoma Polyp at 20
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Adenoma Polyp at 20

The U.S guidelines for colonoscopy follow-up intervals are listed here: https://gi.org/guideline/guidelines-for-colonoscopy-surveillance-after-screening-and-polypectomy-a-consensus-update-by-the-us-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer/ According to these guidelines (Table 1), the recommende...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver mets: ablation vs. surgery, pros? cons?
Replies: 33
Views: 3959

Re: Liver mets: ablation vs. surgery, pros? cons?

hopie - It's good to see that you are interacting with rp1954. He has a lot of expertise and experience to offer. If you want to familiarize yourself with what he has said in the past about e-selectin (and other topics like Cimetidine) you can use the link inside the post below to find the relevant...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2020 "On the Rise" magazine on sale now
Replies: 1
Views: 6972

2020 "On the Rise" magazine on sale now

https://www.colonclub.com/shop - - - - The Colon Club just released their 2020 "On The Rise" magazine! "On The Rise" (OTR), provides up to date information on signs and symptoms, family history and other precursors such as IBD (irritable bowel disease – Crohn’s and ulcerative col...
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: "Dr" Google can be good
Replies: 13
Views: 1648

Re: "Dr" Google can be good

When anyone is diagnosed with cancer, I certainly think it is important to research. I certainly did... In my opinion, newly diagnosed persons should follow the advice found in Chapter 2 of the book mentioned below: There is a book that covers many of the issues that you have brought up. Here is th...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy Soon, Am I Overreacting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Colonoscopy Soon, Am I Overreacting?

For your up-coming colonoscopy, here are some sources you can read in preparation. The most important point is to follow the prep instructions carefully in order to insure a "squeaky clean" colon that will allow the doctor to see all of the details clearly. If your problem is indeed in th...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: "Dr" Google can be good
Replies: 13
Views: 1648

Re: "Dr" Google can be good

boxhill - Thank you for your post. One thing that can be mentioned is that web analytics show that a majority of the visits to the ColonTalk message board come via direct links from google.com. Alexa Analytics puts the percentage at 62.7%. Upstream Sites Which sites did people visit immediately bef...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tubulovillous adenoma and LAR
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Tubulovillous adenoma and LAR

There are a few other questions you could ask in your meeting with the surgeon tomorrow. ⋅  "T" value of the tumor. Is the tumor a T1, T2, T3, or T4 tumor? This can make a difference for which procedure would the best for removing it. ⋅  Should they be planning to do an...

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