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5 days ago · @charles · Advances in Treatment of Colon Cancer

2017 saw many advances in the treatment of colon cancer. Use of precision cancer medicines is increasing due to genomic testing; Here is link to latest targets and medications; http://news.cancerconnect.com/types-of-cancer/colon-cancer/precision-cancer-medicine/ Keep up to date with daily cancer news on treatment advances as well; http://news.cancerconnect.com/category/colon-cancer/ Wishing you the best in 2018 [...]

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1 day ago · @mbr66 · Started Xeloda today

Hello everyone, I have started my first round of Xeloda this morning, after almost 3 months post surgery. I feel perfectly fine aside from a light headache. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions or advice for me based on your own experiences with the medication. Thank you [...]

Posted by @Jan, 1 day ago

Stay positive I know it’s hard!! I had trouble staying positive but it does help!!!
Reach out anytime!
Janet […]

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5 days ago · @bethbourg · Lonsurf

Has anyone been on Lonsurf? My husband is due to start soon after all of the insurance paperwork is done and we pay the overwhelming copay. Did you have good results? Any side effects? I just don’t understand how drugs are priced. It seems cruel to make people feel so [...]

Posted by @bethbourg, 5 days ago

WOW that was awful! In terms of assistance I did more of a search as you recommended. Seems most companies follow the rule of: in order to qualify you must make less than 400% of the poverty level which for a family of two comes out to be a little […]

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Dec 12, 2017 · @jas_mine · Possible Colon Cancer

Hi I'm 19 years old. I found out that I have polyps in my colon to the point they will not be able to remove them so I will have to get my whole colon removed. I will have to wear a colostomy bag or a j pouch. I just [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Dec 12, 2017

My best advice for you about the idea of praying for healing is to tell your mother that her prayers and those of her friends will be appreciated while you get the treatment the doctor says you need. If you do pray, you can tell her it’s a great […]

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Dec 20, 2017 · @barajasd72 · Colon Cancer mastastised to the liver

Hi, my name is David. My Sister was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. She finished chemo in April 2017. When she was re-checked in August 2017 (CT SCAN) radiology doctor located abnormalities to her liver. PET SCAN was done and went to follow up with the doctor and he [...]

Posted by @01171965, Dec 20, 2017

I’m wondering what surgeries and chemo did you have.its amazing how you have done. […]

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Fri, Jan 5 10:44am · @pickthis · Possible Sepsis

Hello group. Was hoping someone could help me. My father was supposed to start his lay cycle of Xeloda but instead caught an infection of sorts or so his family physician said. He started on a week of antibiotics then went back in and they hit him with another dose [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Fri, Jan 5 10:44am

His immune system should recover because he’s not taking chemo. What you can do to help keep his immune system functioning better includes making sure he’s getting a good amount of sleep. Rather than taking vitamins, it’s best to get your nutrition in your diet. Foods that may provide […]

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Dec 13, 2017 · @yllekeduj · Stage 4 Metastatic Rectal Cancer also moved to liver & pelvis

Like recent information on survival rate of people who have Stage 4 Metastatic Rectal Cancer that has moved into the lymph nods in the pelvis & also multiple tumors in the liver. No cancer in bones, lungs or brain. 57 years old with no prior health conditions. Always been active [...]

Posted by @yllekeduj, Dec 13, 2017

I really appreciate your response & you have given me some more avenues to explore!!!
Many thanks for taking the time to reply, so much appreciated!!! […]

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Nov 18, 2017 · @charles · Liquid Biopsy to Direct Treatment

I think liquid biopsies will change the way we think about and treat cancer with new precision cancer medicines. Colon cancer has several biomarkers that can be used to direct treatment. http://news.cancerconnect.com/what-is-a-liquid-biopsy/ I am curious if anybodies physician has offered to do a liquid biopsy? C [...]

Posted by @ucsfcounselor2, Nov 18, 2017

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Nov 6, 2017 · @vaibhav · Colon cancer

My mom diagnosed with colon cancer .ca 125 was 118 and cea was 57 .after the three cycle of chemo ca 125 is 22 and cea is 50. I just want to know about her improvement .can you help me [...]

Posted by @megm, Nov 6, 2017

Hi @vaibhav, what do her doctors say? […]

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Nov 30, 2017 · @afca_fc · Colon Cancer 3c - What treatment options are available?

I was living abroad and recently diagnosed with colon cancer stage 3c. I'm only 38 and never had any health issues before so this has been huge shock for me! I'm also mother to a small son and am concerned how to get through chemo. I've been advised to do [...]

Posted by @angb, Nov 30, 2017

Hello I am Ang 49 yrs of with stage 3c How are you doing with FOLFOX ? Things are going ok here side effects but tolerable Neuropathy being the worst & certain days just really tired ! I have 5 more treatments with a scan to follow Can I ask […]

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Nov 2, 2017 · @kirby · Diet for colon cancer 3.

What diet should I be on. I have colon cancer 3 and have not started chemo. I feel like I'm constipated today [...]

Posted by @Jan, Nov 2, 2017

@pajamas35 4 th year cancer free? […]

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Oct 28, 2017 · @mbr66 · First appointment with Oncologist - what to ask??

Hi, my name is Mari, I'm 50 yrs old diagnosed with Stage 2A, 0/29 lymph nodes, just had surgery on October 12th to remove sigmoid colon tumor. My first appt with the oncologist is next Monday. I've been reading and writing questions I should address then and was wondering if [...]

Posted by @mbr66, Oct 28, 2017

That’s a great suggestion! I’ll do that, thanks!! […]

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Dec 3, 2017 · @bethbourg · Rising CEA

My husband’s scans don’t show any new growth or increase in size in liver lesions. Colon tumor was removed in 11/2016 yet his CEA keeps creeping up. It was 78 a year ago and now over 200. Has anyone else experienced this? Thank you. [...]

Posted by @bethbourg, Dec 2, 2017

NP handling on Monday. My husband is Medicare with a supplement. I’ll let you know…. […]

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Nov 17, 2017 · @katie5963 · Keytruda and colon cancer

Has anyone taken keytruda for colon cancer? [...]

Posted by @katie5963, Nov 17, 2017

Are you MHI? […]

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Nov 28, 2017 · @kirby · Colon cancer type 3

I'm 61 and my mother died of a stroke at 70 and grandma at 60 Can chemo cause strokes.? [...]

Posted by @pickthis, Nov 28, 2017

Well here we are on his last cycle of Xeloda but it doesn’t look like he will be taking any of it. My dad developed a very bad upper respiratory infection is what the doctor is saying. He started feeling it on Thursday but when he had his blood tests […]

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