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1 day ago · @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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Wed, Feb 28 8:00am · @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. [...]

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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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Mon, Feb 12 5:39pm · @pickthis · Bye bye Stage 3 Colon Cancer! Never to be seen again!

Hi Group. Again, I can’t thank you all enough for all of your replies and help. Jan and Carol you have been invaluable especially when panic set in. Which unfortunately happened a couple of times. I took my dad to his ct scan which finally happened January 18th. His oncologist [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Mon, Feb 12 5:39pm

You really supported Debbie. I'm proud of people like you because you took the time to help someone who was really struggling with the unknown things that were happening. I'm proud of Debbie to go from her heart wrenching start here and was confronted by cancer and her love […]

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Sat, Feb 3 9:23pm · @carolcowan · SAD NEWS

I don't know how many people here remember Kimber. She was a member of the colon cancer group because her husband, a firefighter/paramedic, had colon cancer. Kimber was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer called chordoma in her spine and had surgery. She stopped participating here except for a [...]

Posted by @Jan, Sat, Feb 3 9:23pm

Aw I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. I was thinking of her last week. Kimber helped me when I was diagnosed! God bless her and her family! Xo […]

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Mon, Jan 22 11:09am · @lakeland3261 · Stage 4 colon cancer liver transplant

Does anyone know if a liver transplant can be done on a person with stage 4 colon cancer spread to her liver, but where the section of the colon that had the cancer has been sectioned off? Here in USA they won't do it citing the anti-suppressants for the new [...]

Posted by @lakeland3261, Mon, Jan 22 11:09am

From the data I have read, about 67% of those who have the transplant live at least 5 years as compared to only about 9% of those who don't, live only months. Now that doesn't mean it's curing cancer, but being 78 years old and being told you only have […]

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Sun, Jan 21 8:17am · @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 [...]

Posted by @drummerboy, Sun, Jan 21 8:17am

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Tue, Jan 23 5:17am · @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 @mbr66, Tue, Jan 23 5:17am

Thank you so much! It was very informative, personal and honest! Really appreciate it 🙂 […]

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Fri, Jan 12 4:36pm · @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, Fri, Jan 12 4:36pm

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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Tue, Feb 6 6:29am · @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 @charles, Tue, Feb 6 6:29am

Here is a link to a simple summary outlining ALL treatment options for stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to the liver. http://news.cancerconnect.com/types-of-cancer/colon-cancer/stage-iv-colon-cancer/ Because the cancer has spread from the colon to the liver it is likely to also be in places between the colon and the liver therefore […]

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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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Sat, Feb 3 9:29pm · @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 @peggyzuckerman, Sat, Feb 3 9:29pm

THere have been tremendous changes in the treatment of kidney cancer, and even info that is five years old is out of date. Do try to reach out to kidney cancer oncologists, as it is just impossible for a general oncologist to have the necessary expertise. If you can let […]

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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 [...]

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