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Early Age Onset CRC -- The main causes ...

Postby Peregrine » Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:28 am

"A rapidly rising cancer across the globe, about 20% of EAO-CRC cases can be attributed to family history, and the remaining to other factors including diet and lifestyle..."

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Re: Early Age Onset CRC -- The main causes ...

Postby prayingforccr » Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:36 pm

My father had rectal cancer. I should have been testing since the age of 40.

That being said, I’m certain my 30 year diet of beef and 10 beers a day landed me here.

Alcohol is a class 1 carcinogen, in the same class as cigarettes.
11/19: colonoscopy
12/19: diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer 6+cm tumor
1-3/20: 20 sessions of radiation, mon-fri capecetibine+clinical trial drug m3814
7/20: 8 treatmentsFOLFOX
11/20: Primary tumor had complete response.
5/21: Multiple lung nodules (3-6mm) on ct scan
10/21: md anderson gives me 1 year without treatment/3 years with folfiri/avastin (refused)
3/22 No growth in nodules 6 months
8/22 beginning sbrt and immunotherapy
10/22 sbrt and immunotherapy failed
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Re: Early Age Onset CRC -- The main causes ...

Postby stu » Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:16 pm

Thanks for the link .

This plays on my mind a lot , particularly for my children . Now they can decide what to eat for themselves and my ability to influence as a mother lessens, it creeps in more and more .

However saying that they are on the whole good with exercise , diet and very low alcohol . Think I will send them the link just to remind them . They claim I have a list of everything that could potentially go wrong that they should guard against before they step through the front door anyway .May as well add to it !
Stu ( or his mum )
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: Early Age Onset CRC -- The main causes ...

Postby Claudine » Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:26 am

Yes, I am a bit concerned for my daughter who has digestive problems (IBS?). Given her dad's issues with Crohn's and cancer, she should keep a close eye on things...
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary

Tumors: L4 vertebrae 04/18; left adrenal gland & small lung nodules 03/19;
rectum 02/22 (pT3 pN0 stage 2A); L3 vertebrae 09/22

Surgeries: intestinal resection 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's); adrenalectomy 02/20;
L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 05/20; LAR 04/22; ileo reversal 09/22;
L2-L3 fusion and corpectomy 09/22

Treatments: EBRT 04/18; SBRT 02/19; Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri/Avastin 03/19 - 01/20;
adjuvant chemorad (Xeloda) 06/22; SBRT 11/22

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Re: Early Age Onset CRC -- The main causes ...

Postby Peregrine » Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:21 am

Claudine wrote:Yes, I am a bit concerned for my daughter who has digestive problems (IBS?). Given her dad's issues with Crohn's and cancer, she should keep a close eye on things...

If your daughter will be continuing her studies after graduation, I would suggest that she find a highly-qualified gastroenterologist for her digestive problems instead of getting advice from the Student Health Service. This issue needs serious attention, more than just a casual, off-the-cuff, IBS diagnosis. The problem could be anything other than IBS, like ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, ischemic colitis, diverticulosis, polyps, etc.

If digestive problems continue or get worse, she should press for a colonoscopy, which would shed more light on what the real problem is.

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Re: Early Age Onset CRC -- The main causes ...

Postby Claudine » Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:28 am

I totally agree with you, Peregrine. She's moving to San Francisco after graduation, I will suggest she finds a good GE doc there and gets a better diagnosis for her problems.
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary

Tumors: L4 vertebrae 04/18; left adrenal gland & small lung nodules 03/19;
rectum 02/22 (pT3 pN0 stage 2A); L3 vertebrae 09/22

Surgeries: intestinal resection 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's); adrenalectomy 02/20;
L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 05/20; LAR 04/22; ileo reversal 09/22;
L2-L3 fusion and corpectomy 09/22

Treatments: EBRT 04/18; SBRT 02/19; Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri/Avastin 03/19 - 01/20;
adjuvant chemorad (Xeloda) 06/22; SBRT 11/22

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Re: Early Age Onset CRC -- The main causes ...

Postby horizon » Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:19 am

It's always incredibly frustrating for me to read statistics like that. I have no family history, no Lynch, had given up red meat years before my diagnosis, never drank, never have been overweight, and was hitting the gym 4 times a week when I was diagnosed.
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 11 years NED). Is this real life?

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Re: Early Age Onset CRC -- The main causes ...

Postby Peregrine » Fri Oct 14, 2022 11:46 pm

A global epidemic of cancer among people younger than 50 could be emerging

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/10/14/health/early-onset-cancer-increase/index.html


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