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Mon, May 25 10:23am · @emmanuelmwambwa · institutions that donate medication and blood to patients in need? in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Dear CancerConnect, Does anyone know any institutions that donate medication and blood to patients in need? Dad has been diagnosed late with stage four colon cancer, it has spread to his spine and liver. He is on chemotherapy, in Zambia. However, it's extremely costly and before every cycle of [...] [...]

1 day ago · @hope12 · Metatasised Colorectal Cancer in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Hello, my brother was diagnosed with Colon Cancer which had metasasised to his lungs and liver in March 2019. Liver and lungs he was told were inoperable but surgery to the colon was completed right away due to its 95% blockage. Just completed 23 round of chemo and now told [...] [...]

Posted by jcinpv, 1 day ago

Is Imunotherapy an option?

Posted by charles, 1 day ago

It may be - it depends on what the NGS testing shows - this test identifies what precision medications and immunotherapies can be used to treat the cancer. lon-cancer/precision-cancer-medicines-for-colon-cancer-k9pfxLhWk0WaJ-JtYC4QfQ



Fri, May 15 9:22am · @rae1215 · Ostomy bag in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Hello Has anyone had or cared for anyone who's had a ostomy bag placed? My husband found out yesterday that was needed due to a internal infection from being constipated and his chemotherapy was pushed back two weeks due to emergency surgery yesterday. I was just wondering if anyone else [...] [...]

Posted by carolcowan, Thu, May 14 10:07pm

When he gets the colostomy an ostomy nurse at the hospital should teach you about the care. If you have problems at home, one can come to your house to help you learn to take care of it. She/he can visit a few times to see how you're doing. [...]

Posted by gobluegirl, Fri, May 15 9:21am

As a previous ostomy pt(reversed) after rectal cancer I agree with Carol. The ostomy nurse at your hospital is an invaluable resource. Try and get her # so if you have problems at home you can call.
There are many types of bags, 1 or 2 piece, sometimes it's just [...]


Thu, May 7 7:03pm · @n2xs · Cancer free diagnosis in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Just want to give a WooHoo for my husband today that his cat scan came back cancer free today! Started in latter part of 2018 with colorectal cancer and he had radiation to shrink tumor almost stage 4 and surgery to remove it, them chemo but that made him too [...] [...]

Posted by n2xs, Thu, May 7 7:02pm

Same to you, good luck!

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Mon, May 4 9:16pm · @rae1215 · Being pushed away in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Hello my husband was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and he has started his first round of chemo and has 3 more to shrink the tumor. Its been a range of emotions everyday but does anyone have any advice on what i can do to comfort him? He barely eats [...]


Posted by dle, Mon, May 4 9:06pm

I was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer last August. I had a hard time with the chemo, especially with the horrible taste all food had and a really bad case of heartburn that lasted the first week after treatment. I felt like I couldn't eat anything and lost at [...]

Posted by rae1215, Mon, May 4 9:15pm

Wow thank you!! Your experience was definitely comforting for me to hear!!! How many times did you have chemo? He had a really good day today with eating some foods,ensure, and fluids. He said he looked at himself in the mirror and didn't recognize himself and he said he wants [...]


Mon, Apr 13 7:22am · @judeye · Recurrent CRC - Now What? in Colon & Rectal Cancer

My husband was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018. The cancer had gone to liver as well as his colon. He had chemo before surgery on both liver and colon, then post surgery chemo. He was good for 1 1/2 years. Past summer found cancer has now moved into one [...]


Posted by charles, Sun, Apr 12 1:55pm

First and foremost you need to become much more specific in how you think about his cancer. Not all colon cancers are the same. Some respond to chemo, some dont. Some benefit from more targeted medicines that require NGS biomarker testing. Has your doctor done NGS testing? If he/she hasnt [...]

Posted by nicegal, Mon, Apr 13 7:19am

This is an awful situation for you both, I am so sorry. My first husband was terminally ill with a brain tumour and I was told he had maybe two years to live. He grew progressively ill and I asked again and was told six weeks. He died six weeks [...]


Sun, Apr 12 1:59pm · @sallystrong123 · Neuropathy in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Hi. Does anyone have helpful information on how to relieve pain in my hands and feet from neuropathy from chemo treatments? Thank you. [...]

Posted by smorgan, Fri, Apr 10 11:40pm

Keep you hands and feet warm. I wear ugg boots even in summer around the house. I always found if it was really bad to sit in a warm bath.
I also found acupuncture did help.
I always put a light blanket on my feet at the end of the [...]


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Posted by charles, Sun, Apr 12 1:58pm

Most important is to stop the medication causing the neuropathy. Here are some other tips. https://news.cancerconnect.com/treatment-care/neuropathy-numbness-and-tingling-how-is-it-prevented-and-treated-U9XFey6x0kW1Jq_uWtGI1A Best C


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Fri, Apr 3 6:45pm · @sallystrong123 · Neuropathy in hands and feet in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Hi. I'm hoping someone will have some advice for me on how to lessen the pain from neuropathy on my hands and feet and now calves. My doctor is going to omit one of my chemo drugs which can cause neuropathy but in the mean time, this is no fun. [...] [...]

Fri, Mar 6 1:48pm · @charles · Its Colon Cancer Awareness Month - You might find this articles useful in Colon & Rectal Cancer

https://news.cancerconnect.com/colon-cancer/march-is-national-colorectal-cancer-awareness-month-Y-BLDWBgSkqDNRkvQw_OVg [...]

Thu, Mar 5 12:11pm · @luisa · From Dana-Farber: Lactose Intolerance -- Colorectal Cancer Risk? in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Studies suggest that people who consume a lot of milk and other dairy products have a somewhat lower risk of developing colon cancer than those who don’t. But some people are “lactose intolerant” due to a deficiency of the enzyme lactase. As a result, they avoid consuming dairy. Where [...] [...]

Thu, Mar 5 11:59am · @luisa · From Dana-Farber: Lactose Intolerance/Colorectal Cancer--Connection? in Colon & Rectal Cancer

A number of research studies suggest that people who consume a lot of milk and other dairy products have a somewhat lower risk of developing colon cancer than those who don’t. But many people avoid or minimize dairy consumption because they are “lactose intolerant,” meaning they have difficulty digesting lactose [...] [...]

Wed, Mar 11 6:02am · @sally123 · Neuropathy-What are Others doing to manage it? in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Neuropathy issues - Does it get better after treatment is over?


Posted by danag, Tue, Mar 10 12:06pm

Notice the meds offered to help only help with neuropathic pain. There is no known effective treatment for numbness


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Posted by ling, Wed, Mar 11 6:01am

Yes Dana, so true. I tried Gabapentin (sp) But it was only for pain, which was minimal. I’ll keep searching for answers. Meantime I’ve got my trusty cane.


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Sat, Feb 29 7:40am · @sally123 · Naturopathic Doctors - Neuropathy in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Has anyone pursued a naturepathic oncologist doctor in addition to their treatment for neuropathy, etc. Can they really help. I am still doing the filfurinox treatment and have 2 more to go. My insurance does not have naturepathic coverage.


Tue, Jan 28 7:34am · @sallystrong123 · diet advice in Colon & Rectal Cancer

Hi. I'm new to this group. I was diagnosed in late September with colon cancer which metastasis to my liver. I'm receiving chemo treatments every other week and doing better than I thought I would. I'm looking to find a diet plan that gives daily menus, recipes, and shopping lists. [...] [...]

Posted by sallystrong123, Mon, Jan 27 9:03am

Thank you.

Posted by bluebird81x, Tue, Jan 28 7:33am

I follow the Beachbody program. I’ve been on a lot of diets over the years and this has been the easiest and best one for me. You can check out their website Beachbody and the 21 day fix program. My doctor told me about it. They have recipes and tools [...]


Mon, Feb 17 4:44am · @charles · What is a VAD or Porta Cath? in Breast Cancer- Early Stage

I see lots of questions about VADs and Porta Caths- share your experience here: https://news.cancerconnect.com/treatment-care/what-is-a-venous-access-device-and-what-types-are-used-for-cancer-patients-dujU_hZCSEOBQb4_F18JBw


Posted by gemini613, Tue, Feb 11 4:59pm

No, the scans do not hurt. I have great veins they access for the dye and the scans are done at a different hospital than where I get my chemo.

Posted by icrazyhorse, Mon, Feb 17 4:43am

My wife (72) got her Smart Port surgically implanted in November 2011 - she gets it flushed monthly - it's been through 6 FL treatments - no problems.


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