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1 hour ago · @denisesongs · Sugar...

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/05/food-cancer/589714/

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Posted by andree, 1 hour ago

@carolcowan - WOW! Thanks for the updates Carol. Happy/glad that you are able to get some quiet time at the beach. Sending lots of love and hugs.
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Posted by andree, 1 hour ago

Back from my checkup 🤗. My GYN oncologist had same comments as Charles about the sugar. His first words were, "no scientific evidence to prove any of this and cancer doesn't happen in the lab!" I say everything in moderation.

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6 days ago · @jenblevins · Radiation treatment too soon now scar tissue complications

My husband has stage 4 colorectal cancer spread to his liver. 16 days after diagnosis (that was July 2018) the oncologist had him start Radiation for rectal tumor. No surgery scheduled or planned until chemo reduces tumors rectal & liver. We just met with a surgeon and were told he [...]

Posted by onamission, 6 days ago

Research serrapeptase enzymes effect on tumors and scarring. A recent bone marrow biopsy shows the serrapeptase my wife takes for her PMF. has not allowed the fibrosis and scarring in her marrow to progress in three years. She is using one AST 80,000 SPU.capsule three times a day. Also research [...]

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Posted by jenblevins, 6 days ago

Thank you, I definitely will research your suggestions. I’m very impressed with this chat room, everyone is So knowledgeable & helpful! I wish I had found this a year ago! I know that we must be our own advocates but I’m shocked such a screw up occurred with my husbands [...]

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Thu, May 16 7:47pm · @jenblevins · Side effects from radiation done too soon

This is my first post. My husband has Stage 4 Colon Cancer. He has a tumor in his rectum and 16 days after being diagnosed he was getting radiation treatment. That was June last year, we just had a surgical appt this past week and were told that he shouldn’t [...]

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Mon, May 13 5:33pm · @charles · Does anyone else have fatigue?

I noticed several post this week about Fatigue and didnt see a single "thread" for a discussion so i am creating one. Fatigue is incredibly common post cancer treatment and may persist for quite some time. Very important to understand there are several causes and to correct fatigue you often

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Posted by wildturkey, Mon, May 13 5:25pm

Hi Charles, I've tried all that. I sleep 8-8.5 hr/night and don't have insomnia. I eat a largely organic and nutritious diet, maintain a health weight, and am exhausted mentally and physically all the time almost. It feels like every cell in my body and brain are exhausted. It's beyond [...]

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Posted by charles, Mon, May 13 5:32pm

Have you considered trying an anti-depressant? My father in law was very similar to the situation you described. His doctor suggested an anti-depressant. He was offended and said he wasnt depressed. After a few months we convinced him to try one and it made a world of difference in his [...]

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Fri, May 17 11:21am · @360sparky1998 · Recent Diagnosis: Looking for Direction

Hello all: Not sure where to start or if I'm even in the right group. So why not my background and if I should move a Moderator could let me know. I'm a 64 year old Male. After almost 10 years of Negative FIT Tests, I had a Positive Test this past [...]

Posted by 360sparky1998, Fri, May 17 10:22am

Thank you Charles. I'm actually communicating with Seattle CCA right now. Somewhat hung-up in the referral process regarding Kaiser(mine is different Kaiser than in Seattle) and them right now. Once we can hopefully cut the "Gordian Knot" of administrative stuff, I hope to work with them. I was also told [...]

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Posted by charles, Fri, May 17 11:20am

Wish you the best. For your situation either place is fine; they recommendation based on what i know (not everything) about your situation will be surgery.
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Thu, May 16 12:37pm · @skadad · Dealing with Chemo Rash

Hi All -- Looking for suggestions on dealing with chemo rash. I am currently taking Vectibix which has dropped my CEA level quite a bit but also brought on chemo rash. Using an oatmeal-based organic shampoo and Aveeno baths which help the itching somewhat; Eucerin "calming" ointment for the face. [...]

Posted by susan1091, Mon, May 13 11:12pm

Thanks for your reply. I am in northeastern USA. I had minimal sun exposure prior to developing this rash because it was late winter here. I do use a high SPF sunscreen regularly. The rash is an expected side effect..the distribution was the bizarre part until the dermatologist's explaination. The [...]

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Posted by susan1091, Thu, May 16 12:36pm

Yes I know rashes are common and to be expected. The surprise was the unusual rash distribution during the winter, at a time of zero sun exposure to these parts of my body. This rash is all due to previous sun exposure, resulting in many undetectable skin cancers that have [...]

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Wed, May 1 10:39am · @luisa · New Research on Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Women

Increased Risk of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Women, According to Dana-Farber Research Women who are obese have nearly double the risk of developing colorectal cancer at a young age than women with a normal body mass index, a recent study by investigators at Dana-Farber and other institutions has found. The complete story [...]

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Sun, May 5 7:18am · @account · colon cancer

i have a friend who diagnosis is colon cancer with liver mutiple metases,if went to dana-farber what is the process and ask for second opinion [...]

Posted by redsher, Sun, May 5 7:14am

When I got a second opinion at Dana Farber they wanted copies of my CT scans and treatment/biopsy notes (I had already had surgical removal of my tumor - stage 3).

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Posted by charles, Sun, May 5 7:17am

Exactly; as a general rule of thumb the more info you have the better the second opinion can be. The most useful info is scans that show where the cancer is, previous treatment history and any lab test on the cancer or blood that measure biomarkers or info about the [...]

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10 hours ago · @charles · Participating in Clinical Trials-Share Your Experience

Many individuals post questions about what its like to participate in a clinical trial? Did you get better care? Were costs covered? Was it more of an inconvenience? Would you recommend trial participation based on your experience? Please share your experiences...

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Posted by tcatherine, 13 hours ago

I opted for a clinical trial so I would have access to the latest drugs. I am receiving the drugs, no placebo. The drug that is being tested is free but I have to pay for the revlimid. I started treatment in 2016 and went into remission in 2018. Initially [...]

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Posted by charles, 10 hours ago

A very rational approach i wish i could convince more people to consider. Access to potentially better treatment, at a world class cancer center, at lower costs, with interested dedicated physicians. You just summarized the rationale for clinical trial participation. Trails are not for everyone, but everyone should evaluate whether [...]

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Mon, Mar 25 10:59am · @charles · Avastin vs no Avastin for advanced colon cancer?

Father in law received two opinions for treatment of his advanced colon cancer. One dr advised for Avastin + chemo, the other just chemo. What have others been recommended? What has your experience been with Avstin? Henry [...]

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Tue, Feb 12 9:18am · @luisa · From Dana-Farber: What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer?

From Dana-Farber: What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer? Most patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer do not have symptoms, but there are some signs to be aware of. View this helpful short video with Dana-Farber gastrointestinal medical oncologist Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD, MPH. View the video at https://www.facebook.com/danafarbercancerinstitute/videos/650337448715284/ . [...]

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Wed, May 8 12:08pm · @rosao · Worried mother...Recurrent Colon Cancer

I am frustrated, my 22 yr old w/ stage 4 CRC has another tumor in his left lung. He had a lower lobectomy on that lung last June. September '18 a tumor was found the lower rt lung, In Jan '19 it showed some progression. The Dr.s' keep telling him

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Posted by storyteller, Wed, May 8 10:02am

Sending you prayers of healing and hope!

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Posted by momfundy, Wed, May 8 12:07pm

Is it true that fistula formation is a side effect of avastin? Once the surgery was performed he was inundated with problem after problem. Obstruction, abcess, fistula formations we were never able to have him well enough to resume his treatments. His original diagnosis was stage IV of the rectal [...]

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Tue, Feb 5 4:13am · @smr2be · Cancer and signs of a stroke/blood clot

My father in law wil not go to the hospital though I begged him to. I dont know what to do. I feel the symptoms happening to him right now are life threatening and time is of the essence. Maybe I am wrong, but my gut says otherwise. He [...]

Posted by charles, Tue, Feb 5 4:13am

You are doing the right and being appropriately concerned. There are many causes of those symptoms, a stroke of course being one of them, although not perhaps the most common. Either way he needs to be evaluated by a doctor asap.
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Sun, Feb 3 8:22am · @411769p · Stage IV colon cancer

Praise God! When you haven't met your $1100 deductible or $3300 out of pocket for 2019 and the phamacy tells you your copay is $0 for Lonsurf. [...]

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Tue, Jan 29 11:46am · @mbr66 · Another scare - Check your appendix!!

Hi everyone, I just had my first colonoscopy after colon cancer surgery in October 2017 and 6 months of oral chemo Xeloda which ended in July 2018. Boy was I surprised! not only did they find 3 small new polyps that were taken out during the exam, but they saw something [...]

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