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by O Stoma Mia
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?
Replies: 36
Views: 7953

Re: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"? wet wipes

WARNING: Some newcomers may not realize that the so-called "flushable wet wipes" are not really flushable: http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=43946&p=314621#p314621 In addition, wet wipes are not the best thing to use, especially on tender, irradiated skin,...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help
Replies: 59
Views: 13263

Re: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help

... I'm seeing the oncologist this Tuesday and I believed I might be starting as soon as Weds the following day... Any tips ? Trying to revive this thread as I'm going onto 6 cycles of Xelox very very soon ! ... My questions are 1) How do you guys cope with work ? Do you ask for a medical leave whi...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 fu and oxaliplatin
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

Re: 5 fu and oxaliplatin

... But we never used iri-, oxi-, Avastin either - to avoid their usual side effects and compatibility issues while gaining performance from the other, nicer choices... Chemistry doesn't have to be expensive or nasty, it just needs to be right for the particular biology. rp1954 - Thank you very muc...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post-surgery inflammation or new tumors?
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Post-surgery inflammation or new tumors?

I don't think I have any good insights, but I have a question. Was the MRI report that you quote written originally in English, or is your quote a translation from a report written in your native language? If the extracts that you posted are a translation, there might be some ambiguity in the transl...
by O Stoma Mia
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Right vs Left colon
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Right vs Left colon

Welcome....I am right sided too....When I met with my onc, we discussed the bilogical difference between right and left (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768473/). In stages I-III, chemo is the same for both sides; however, if a right sided I-III. has a recurrence (now stage IV), it li...
by O Stoma Mia
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CEA Levels
Replies: 85
Views: 12958

Re: CEA Levels

Buxton wrote:... If there are any ways to deal with this anxiety, I would love to know. Apart from alcohol and tranquillisers that is! ...

Stress Reduction Programs (old post)
https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59711&p=474430#p474430
by O Stoma Mia
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?
Replies: 36
Views: 7953

Re: Preparing a facts & to-do-list for "newcomers"?

... Standard chemo protocols? At the beginning, just after diagnosis, it would be good if the newcomer could become familiar with the range of medications that have been approved for use with colorectal cancer. There are about a dozen of these at this point in time. Some are used separately, and so...
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: mixed mri results
Replies: 36
Views: 3663

Re: mixed mri results

hopie wrote:surgery scheduled for 29th!!!!

I won't be here on the 29th, so I just wanted to send best wishes now to your mom for a successful surgery and for a quick recovery. Hopefully this will be the last major surgery and you will be able to return to your university studies next year.
by O Stoma Mia
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 fu and oxaliplatin
Replies: 16
Views: 2320

Re: 5 fu and oxaliplatin

Adjuvant therapy for elderly patients with stage III colon cancer Evidence summary and recommendations Evidence summary In elderly patients (≥ 70 years) following surgery for stage III colon cancer, subset analyses of three randomised controlled trials found no survival benefit from the addition of...
by O Stoma Mia
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My husband has passed
Replies: 22
Views: 3874

Re: My husband has passed

Momserati -

I am very sorry to hear the sad news of your beloved husband.

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