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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 [...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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...[...]
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 [...]
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/ . [...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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 [...]