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We all know we need friends. We especially need them as we go through cancer. Please read my thoughts about building your cancer village and share your story and ideas with us https://www.bidmc.org/about-bidmc/blogs/blog-landing/living-with-cancer/2018/12/building-your-cancer-villag [...]
5 days ago · @pmizzle7 · Recurrent Colong Cancer - I Need Someone To Talk To
Hello everyone, I'm a Stage II Colon Cancer survivor, had surgery followed by oral chemo in 2017 & thought everything was OK. Unbeknownst to myself and my Oncologist, some of it spread to my liver.. I'm now back on chemo, but intravenous this time. The tumors were shrinking but due [...]
When a friend has cancer, the usual rules and responsibilities of a close relationship change. This is not a 50/50 or even a 70/30 connection. Instead, for the duration of your friend’s treatment, you need to carry at least 90% of the friendship. This means that your needs come a [...]
I wanted to share a recent blog about the FDA approval of a 2nd "tissue agnostic" cancer drug. All patients should understand this emerging shift in how cancer can be treated. Its happening quickly, will create confusion, take awhile to be incorporated into how doctors evaluate and manage a cancer, [...]
I started out with cancer in the bile duct and went through whipple radiation and chemo. I am now on second round of chemo (gemzar oxipalatin) do to a reoccurrence. What really has me stymied is that my cancer has a Jax2 genetic root. Jax2 is the genetic root of [...]
Some cancer centers encourage people to mark the end of their chemo treatment by ringing a bell. Personally, I hate this tradition–both because I am superstitious about some things and, primarily, because I think it is insensitive and unfair to people who will never finish cancer treatment. Please read my [...]
Well after 3 years my colon cancer is back in my lung, my doctor assured me there is a small trace of disease but still recurrence so I am scared stiff and so nervous about the side effects of these 2 drugs... I was on xeloda the first time and [...]
Wed, Oct 31 9:34am · @pworley · Oxiplatin & Xelox for CRC-Concerned About Side Effects-Neuropathy
Hands are tingly and iv injection is sore but praying this will be tolerable for me. Trying to do 3 months based on the new IDEA study. Oncotype was a 6 but t4nomo- 9mm tumor that was removed. [...]
Wed, Oct 3 10:42am · @luisa · From Dana-Farber: What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Colon Cancer?
From Dana-Farber: What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Colon Cancer? -- Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. Colon and rectal cancers are often collectively referred to as colorectal cancer. Most colorectal cancers start as a growth on the [...]
I have been asked to give a lecture at a training session for Be Well instructors. I know that many of you have taken this course at the Y, and I am hoping you will give me your suggestions. What do you wish the instructor had known? Were there topics [...]
I have finished chemo in march for colon cancer. Since then I have been fatigued and exhausted, weak and not much of an appetite. Is it normal for the fatigue to last thing long after chemo ends? Does anybody know? Thank you in advance for any help that anyone [...]