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16 hours ago · @katie5963 · SIRT, Y-90, radioembolization on liver

Has anyone recently had radioembolization, SIRT, Y-90 for liver mets from colon cancer? If so, would you share your experience? My husband is stage 4 and has been on chemo for 2+ yrs. [...]

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3 days ago · @sarag · bowel cancer

my husband had major surgery feb 2016 total colectomy n has ilioestomy now.had stage 3a1 bowel cancer.Was unable for xyledo due to poor health after surgery.So far scans n blood work fine but gets very tired after a few hours exercise n gets anxious about small things.Wondering if anybody had [...]

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Sat, Aug 26 7:46am · @angb · Newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Chemo ordered

Newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Had a baseball size tumor removed a month ago. There were some enlarged lymph nodes removed as well, six of seventeen were cancer. I was ordered twelve rounds of chemo. FOLFOX is my regimen Had first treatment already and did ok Kept up om nausea [...]

Posted by @bethbourg, Sat, Aug 26 7:46am

Hi @angb. So sorry you have joined this “club”. My husband was diagnosed in 3/2016. He had several rounds of FOLFORI then almost a year of Erbitux and he is now on FOLFOX with Avastin. He has never had nausea or vomiting. His main reactions are increased neuropathy (he already […]

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Fri, Aug 11 1:53pm · @skadad · Lung Surgery? Mistletoe?

Hi all - have been gratefully just reading and occasionally responding since original Stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosis in 2011. Went through the radiation, chemo, surgery, chemo routine then. Mets to lungs showed up in 2012 and did more chemo w/targeted radiation. Have been off chemo last two years as [...]

Posted by @skadad, Fri, Aug 11 1:53pm

Thanks for sharing. Lung surgery has been postponed for now and instead start chemo again Monday. Will go sic sessions and see how the lung spots respond. May follow up with radiation but apparently the tumor board decided major lung surgery was not warrented right now. Stocking up on chemo […]

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Mon, Aug 7 8:16pm · @mlofthus · lost

Hi my sister is 28 and was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer on 06/22/2017 and has had surgery a stint put in to help relive some pressure in her stomach. her legs stay pretty swollen at all times. she just got done with her second round of chemo and [...]

Posted by @mlofthus, Mon, Aug 7 8:16pm

Thank you for the reply . It was helpful . I go on the 14th to get tested . […]

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6 days ago · @411769p · Stage IV colon cancer

Diagnosed with stage 2b colon cancer in 2014, recurrent colon cancer 2015 and now stage IV 5/2017 with mets to pelvis, spleen, possibly pancreas with 2 spots in colon. My oncologist does not recommend surgery at this time. I'm currently doing chemo for 5fu, avastin & iriotecan IV every 2 [...]

Posted by @angb, 6 days ago

I have Been doing the port & infusion. Just finished #3. Stage 3 (b) Things going well tired after coming off steroids on day 3 But side affects are not to bad neuropathy is bad. Haven’t had such else yet. 9 more rounds to go ! […]

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Mon, Jul 24 10:45am · @cghow · Day 10 Nadir

I am on day 9 of my first round of xloda. I read about Days 10-14 are when your white blood count starts to drop and you can become more prone to infections. How do most of you handle this? Do you stay home and avoid going to public places? [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Mon, Jul 24 10:45am

Debbie,
Your father should look into applying for disability. If his employer provides it, he can find out how much he would be paid for out. It can be about 60% of a normal paycheck, sometimes a little higher. He can apply for Social Security disability (SSDI). There’s a list […]

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Mon, Jul 17 1:47pm · @jennavere · 36 and recently diagnosed

I went in for a colonoscopy on Monday, July 10 because of a change in bowel habits, and was told I have colon cancer, which was confirmed with the pathology. Just had my CT scan this morning, and though I'm trying to remain positive, I've been on an emotional roller [...]

Posted by @megm, Mon, Jul 17 1:47pm

Hi @jennavere, I can understand how terribly stressful the waiting can be! Keep us posted and I’ll be thinking about you! […]

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Mon, Jul 17 9:31am · @kayw · Colon Cancer

I am 3 years in remission from colon cancer and my white and red blood cell counts are low and continue to drop. Does anyone know what I can take or do to make them go back up? I also suffer with fatigue from this and wonder if there is [...]

Posted by @charles, Mon, Jul 17 9:31am

Following chemo some individuals blood counts recover better than others. There is nothing that i know of that is used to generally make both go back up. A low number however is typically only a problem once it decreases beyond a certain threshold. For example a low WBC increase your […]

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Thu, Jul 13 2:23pm · @jamesmacq · 1 Month post Lower Anterior Resection surgery

I am 1 month out from having lower anterior resection surgery to remove stage 3 rectal cancer. Immediately after surgery I felt great. I was home from the hospital 5 days after surgery and was walking all over my neighborhood. I had difficulty urinating and some shooting pain in my [...]

Posted by @megm, Thu, Jul 13 2:23pm

Hi @jamesmacq, just checking in to see how you are doing. […]

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Tue, Aug 22 2:14pm · @lisac61 · Sister has Stage 4 colon cancer

My sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in January of 2015. She had a colon resection and a total hysterectomy as it had spread to her ovaries. She was initially on FOLFOX and Avastin. After several negative PET scans her doctor started her on Xeloda. It was a [...]

Posted by @lisac61, Tue, Aug 22 2:14pm

I’ll be interested in any answers as my sister has wild type, too. […]

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Thu, Jun 29 7:08pm · @cancerconnect · Research News: Test Could Improve Treatment for Early Colon Cancer

According to a new study in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, a simple widely available blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it. Learn more [...]

Posted by @cghow, Thu, Jun 29 7:08pm

I had this CEA test and mine was low. I had stage 2B colon cancer surgery and doctors still recommend adjuvant chemotherapy. Any other thoughts out there about this?
Connie […]

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Sun, Jun 18 8:21am · @fmmarcus · Clinical trials

I need help looking for a clinical trial (colon cancer). Is their an agency that can help locate appropriate trials. I can't do it alone. Thank u [...]

Fri, Sep 15 7:53am · @pickthis · Stage 3 colon cancer chemo to do or not to do?

Hello, my dad who is 68 years of age had the colon cancer tumor removed may 1st and has just met with the oncologist. The oncologist has said he would like him to take the Xeloda pill for six months as chemo since the cancer was found in 3 lymph [...]

Posted by @01171965, Fri, Sep 15 7:53am

I also am stage 3B with one lymph node. My doctor also wanted me to stop at 9 of the oxy. I insisted that I wanted to continue to 12. She also said in the beginning that we were going to do 12 and 12. I reminded her of that. […]

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Sun, Jun 18 5:56am · @cab1964 · Son blood count 4 years after Stage 3 colon cancer.

So very concerned. Scan today. Don't know what to think. [...]

Posted by @cab1964, Sun, Jun 18 5:56am

Good news. Scan clear […]

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