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17 hours ago · @luisa · Colon Cancer Prevention Brings Father and Son Together

Colon Cancer Prevention Brings Father and Son Together – Pat Quinn and his son, Lukas, have a lot in common. They’re both die-hard sports fans, devoted to the New York Giants and Syracuse Orange. They’re both kind, loving people known for giving great hugs. And when genetic testing [...]

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Thu, May 17 8:43am · @willnotgiveup · Trying to Give Hope to Stage 4 Colon Cancer Patients

Hi all, I have posted many times over the last number of years, so thought I would give an update. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2009 with metastisis to both lungs and liver. 170 chemos later and 8 surgeries including my last surgery in August [...]

Posted by @willnotgiveup, Thu, May 17 8:43am

@jazjjmado4, you certainly have a lot to deal with – having the tube changes every 7 weeks. Are you on chemo and do you have existing tumors? Where has your cancer spread and what was the treatment you have received since 2009? You are doing amazing! I think it is […]

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Wed, May 9 7:08pm · @angellinda · Had Chemo & Radiation for my low Rectal Cancer. I don't want surgery.

I survived Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Disabling Chemo, Radiation & surgeries. I'm a BRCA1 + Positive gene carrier. I lost quality of life, my job, income, savings & means in 2010. ALL of 2018 I've Fought Low Rectal Cancer. (Stage IIA). I did all I could to avoid losing my [...]

Posted by @Jan, Wed, May 9 7:08pm

I apologize I meant I live with the fear of it returning!! […]

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Wed, May 2 10:01am · @luisa · From Dana-Farber: What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Treatment & Research

From Dana-Farber: What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Treatment & Research? – Article and Video – Over 100,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer, and 40,000 with rectal cancer, every year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. These cancers, which usually arise in the form of [...]

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Fri, May 4 10:27am · @sagar02 · What to do after Colon Cancer Treatment

Can any one give some valuable suggestions after post colon cancer.Thx. [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Fri, May 4 10:27am

Great post, Bill.
Carol […]

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Sat, Apr 21 10:28am · @luisa · From Dana-Farber: Nuts and Colon Cancer: What’s the Link?

Nuts and Colon Cancer: What’s the Link? – Research shows that consuming nuts reduces the risk of colon cancer recurrence and death, but scientists are still examining why — because at this time, there is no definite explanation for this correlation. The most recent study found a significant [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Sat, Apr 21 10:28am

Luisa,
I'm Carol, a moderator at CancerConnect. Thanks for posting this. I'm so busy doing my "moderating" I don't always have time to read the journal articles, studies, etc about cancer as I used to. Charles keeps me up on some things when he posts things for people.
I guess […]

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Sat, May 12 7:04am · @alisakg · Observations of my Stage IV colon cancer life.

I’ve been stage IV since the end of 2014 and stage III since 2013. I haven’t been working since I was diagnosed with stage IV. I rest most of the time and feel good because of it to the point where I think I can do more. I am constantly [...]

Posted by @bheisler, Sat, May 12 7:04am

I have been stage 4 since oct 2013- day to day- […]

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Sat, Apr 14 5:49am · @cab1964 · Recurrence of colon cancer

Just got news that after 5 years my son’s colon cancer had spread to lung and lymph nodes. Doctor said can treat but not cure. Devastated! He is 48!years old. He is on pill. Don’t know the name yet. [...]

Posted by @cab1964, Sat, Apr 14 5:49am

Thank you again carol. All that information was really helpful. I feel like I have better understanding of the treatment he is having. He is a tough guy and will fight his way through this treatment. He is working from home. […]

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Sat, Apr 14 7:14am · @magsmum · Colectomy or not?

Some 18 years ago I underwent a right hemi followed by 10 months of chemo for Stage 2+ colon cancer. My reward for undergoing the surgery, chemo and 18 years' worth of colonoscopies, etc.: my latest scope revealed an 8cm tumor and countless polyps, of which 50 were biopsied and [...]

Posted by @magsmum, Sat, Apr 14 7:14am

Well, the squeaky wheel DOES get the grease! My gastro, after a few nudges, has gotten me set up with an excellent c-r surgeon, with whom I will meet on Tuesday. The CT scan of my liver was unsatisfactory so will have an ultrasound on Thursday. Three lymph nodes look […]

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Wed, Apr 4 11:55am · @cindyreeves · Nutrition Post Surgery

I am 6 months post stage 3 sigmoid colon cancer. I am still having a difficult time with nutrition. I cannot eat fresh fruits or vegetables due to diarrhea after eating them. I also cannot eat whole grain foods yet. I am often eating white rice, chicken and white bread. [...]

Posted by @cat7847, Wed, Apr 4 11:55am

I had a bowel obstruction and had surgery where they removed a fifth of my intestine. I had terrible diarrhea when I came home from the hospital. I had to take 4 imodiums a day spaced out every 4 hours. I am now down to one per day but have […]

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Tue, May 8 10:29am · @n2xs · Chemo after surgery even if already had radiation-chemo prior?

Question should do 6 mos of chemo and Iv after colorectal surgery removed tumor and 12 lymph now cancer free but onc wants to do chemo for stray cancer cells? Should I or do I really need this again since it was done pre-surgery? [...]

Posted by @411769p, Tue, May 8 10:29am

I requested a dosage reduction and it was reduced by 10%. Unfortunately, it did not help. […]

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Fri, Mar 16 11:36am · @luisa · Facebook Live: What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Treatment and Research?

Facebook Live: What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Treatment and Research? Thursday, March 29, 12:30 p.m. ET Join us on Facebook Live for a Q&A discussion with Nadine J. McCleary, MD, MPH, of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center at Dana-Farber. Dr. McCleary will take questions live while discussing the latest [...]

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Tue, Mar 6 6:12am · @julikay1981 · Colon cancer stage 2

Hi all! I was diagnosed with 2 no lymph and no metastasis. I had 3polys removed by hand assist laparoscopy on Jan 16,2018. Tests on polyps showed 2 benign and one cancer. Further tests revealed MMR positive. Therefore they recommend chemo by pill. I am 54 and did not have [...]

Posted by @julikay1981, Tue, Mar 6 6:12am

Ok, thanks! […]

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Tue, May 15 1:21pm · @smccormack · Stage IV metastasis to distal lymph nodes.

Looking for stories from others with similar diagnosis and treatments used. I just started folfox. Started journey with stage 3B resection and clean up chemo, no mutations found. Reoccurance diagnosed in Feb. [...]

Posted by @kzinzer, Tue, May 15 1:21pm

Hi Jan- no symptoms other than recent occurring night sweats. And my age of 50 could account for night sweats. I felt great – isn't that the kicker with many of these cancers? Silent until significant progression. I had scans done after my 9th Folfox and then 3 mos later. […]

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Fri, Feb 23 7:13am · @maltman · Colon Cancer tumor marker testing

My doc says testing for tumor markers is key but how do you do this if your colon cancer was already removed somewhere else? [...]

Posted by @charles, Fri, Feb 23 7:13am

It may not always be possible but here are a couple suggestions. The pathology department that analyzed the initial biopsy or tumor specimen often has tissue saved and this can be requested. A newer technique called a "liquid biopsy" is also being developed where doctors look for the markers in […]

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