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Apr 12, 2016 · @buckeye100 · Will I feel more confident if I wear an ostomy belt? Do [...]

Will I feel more confident if I wear an ostomy belt? Do they really prevent leaks? Any disadvantages? [...]

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Aug 12, 2016 · @trixie · I am new to this forum. I was diagnosed with stage 111A [...]

I am new to this forum. I was diagnosed with stage 111A colon cancer in January of this year. I had a resection done in January where they found tumors in my fat lining which made it stage 111A. I was started on oxaliplatin and xeloda February 18th. I had [...]

Posted by @trixie, Mar 30, 2016

Thank you for your response. I did not know it was common to lower the dose but it makes sense. they are starting me on 2 pills a day on Monday so a greatly reduced dose. I am hopeful the side effects will be manageable this time. […]

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Mar 26, 2016 · @Elliem · Carol, I was diagnosed in 2013 with colorectal [...]

Carol, I was diagnosed in 2013 with colorectal cancer and they saw some very tiny spots on my lungs. They didn't know if they were mets or lung cancer. I had to have a colostomy last year. I can't seem to get a straight answer on why I can't have [...]

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Mar 24, 2016 · @wazhyfee · My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer last month. Completed [...]

My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer last month. Completed 2/12 chemo treatments of Avastin and 5-Fu. He has a fentanyl patch and had a dosage increase to 3 Oxy every 4 hours but still cant get his pain level down below a 4. Has anyone else had [...]

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Mar 23, 2016 · @luisa · "Can We Treat Colorectal Cancer with Immunotherapy?" New Dana-Farber Blog Post This [...]

"Can We Treat Colorectal Cancer with Immunotherapy?" New Dana-Farber Blog Post This blog post originally appeared on the blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The story begins, "March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. About 134,490 people are estimated to be diagnosed with ... colorectal cancer [...]

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Mar 28, 2016 · @kimber · Brain mets?

Brain mets? Hello husband with colon cancer now getting bad headaches once a week, waiting for brain MRI, anyone with similar story? Thanks, Kimber [...]

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Mar 19, 2016 · @lou3863 · I was treated for breast cancer at 101 Colombian now I have [...]

I was treated for breast cancer at 101 Colombian now I have colon cancer and my insurance will only allow me to go to 51 performance drive Weymouth anyone getting treated there? [...]

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Mar 17, 2016 · @luisa · "What Can I Eat If I Have Colorectal Cancer?" New Dana-Farber Blog [...]

"What Can I Eat If I Have Colorectal Cancer?" New Dana-Farber Blog Post "Colorectal cancer and its treatments can often impact the way the body digests foods, fluids, and absorbs nutrients. For patients and survivors, incorporating healthy, plant-based foods and lean protein into your diet can help your body [...]

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Mar 13, 2016 · @tconz777 · Liver Mets- Chemo Pump

Hi everyone my husband who is 41 years old was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer that metastasised to his liver. Next week he's going for a right lobectomy and they're implanted a chemotherapy pump that will pump the chemo directly to his liver. Has anyone had either a lobectomy

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Mar 22, 2016 · @r1940c · Starting Chemo

I am 75 was diagnoised with colon cancer 2 years ago 2 years later was diagnosied with stage 3 colon I will start treatment having a port put in how promising is this to cure

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Posted by @carolcowan, Mar 18, 2016

Kimber (Howl),
Thank you for telling me that! Somehow I missed that important fact. Now that I look up colorectal cancer with the MMR deficiency factor, Keytruda helped no one who had it. I have a goal that includes learning something every day, and you taught me about something important. […]

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Mar 22, 2017 · @tconz777 · Liver metastases

Hi everyone, my husband was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in August. They did a resection and he received 5 rounds of folfox. At the end of January they found 3 spots on his liver and he's scheduled for surgery in March. They're removing the tumors and installed a

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Posted by @tconz777, Feb 21, 2016

Hi Sue this is a link to the chemotherapy pump https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/about-your-implanted-liver-infusion-pump. They’re implanting it on March 8th when they do the liver surgery. His tumors are between .6-1.1cm. My husbands is a patient at Sloan Kettering. His doctor said there are promising
results with the pump. I will give you […]

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Feb 25, 2016 · @raymond1 · Experience with Lonsurf

Hello, My husband was diagnosed a 1 1/2 ago with stage 4 CRC with mets only to the left lung, shoulder, 6th rib, and left hip bone. Treatment went very well for about 1 year (folifori,folfox,avastin, 5fu) 2 ago weeks his oncologist told him the cancer is progressing even with

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Posted by @kimber, Feb 16, 2016

Sending you a big hug! This stinks. I wish we did not have this in common
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Feb 10, 2016 · @luisa · Signs and symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

"Signs and symptoms of Colorectal Cancer" View This New Dana-Farber Slide Show

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the U.S. What are some of the common signs and symptoms? And how often -- and how -- should you be screened?

View the answers to these and many other questions

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Feb 8, 2016 · @mdk1959 · Chemoradiation Burn Rectal Cancer

I was diagnosed in November 2015 with rectal cancer. The tumor was staged thru ultrasound as Stage 3, MRI indicated Stage 2. The tumor is very close to the anal verge. I am scheduled to have my last chemoradiation treatment tomorrow and then three BOOST sessions. Currently I am [...]

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Feb 2, 2016 · @sailing · My husband (age 63) has Stage 4 colon cancer; early 2014 a [...]

My husband (age 63) has Stage 4 colon cancer; early 2014 a tumor was removed from his colon & he had the ostomy bag for 6 mts; some preventive chemo treatments & bag was reversed. In June, 2015 it had mets to 3 small areas of his lungs - radiation [...]

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