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Sep 7, 2015 · @salmon2014 · I have stage 4 colon cancer I have heard that it is [...]

I have stage 4 colon cancer I have heard that it is a very painful kind of cancer [...]

Posted by carolcowan, Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:07am

Kimber (Howl),
It's time for you to have a talk with your husband. In your shoes I'd tell him "We're a team, we're fighting it any way we can. I pledge to do everything possible to help you. You need to let me. When I see you in pain it's

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Posted by kimber, Mon, Sep 7, 2015 7:30pm

Great advice. I will try but he tunes me out a lot. All u said is true though

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Aug 25, 2015 · @bryanmeb · metastatic colon cancer

metastatic colon cancer I had this to my liver and had colon and liver resection 2008/ chemo/ reversal of colostomy And have no more cancer. Only see Primary care MD once per year have had a colonoscopy that is clear and all my labs are normal So there is hope This electronic mail and [...]

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Sep 3, 2015 · @runadhar · Rectal Cancer stage IIIB

my wife,58yrs underwent tt for rectal cancer stage IIIB,with 3 nearby lymph node metastasis.treatment included surgery and adjuvant therapy.she is maintaining colostomy bag Is it possible to know exact srvival rate

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Posted by coupejete, Thu, Sep 3, 2015 6:33pm

Only God knows anyone's exact survival rate.

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Jun 7, 2016 · @jay2991 · Stage IV- looking for survival stories

Hi my brother Stage 4 Metastatic Adenocarcinoma which has spread to the Peritoneum..no other major organs are affected He is to begin 6 rounds of chemotherapy starting next week It is not curable only manageable any good survival story or open to any suggestion and opinion

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Posted by willnotgiveup, Sun, Jun 5, 2016 12:08pm

I love your post - it is very encouraging! I thought the same thing about survival rates. Is your husband on any chemo now?

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Posted by cjreisch, Tue, Jun 7, 2016 5:43pm

@willnotgiveup - my husband is not in treatment right now. He did not quite make it through the FOLFOX6 treatments in 2010 - he had a bad reaction to the Avastin and made the decision to discontinue treatment. His body had just been through too much at that point. He

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Aug 23, 2015 · @lisac61 · Hello. I haven't posted anything about my sister lately. Last week she [...]

Hello. I haven't posted anything about my sister lately. Last week she woke up with pain under her left arm and left neck. We tried using a heating pad, a TENS unit, muscle relaxers, and Biofreeze to no avail. She had her chemo appt on Monday and after the doctor [...]

Posted by carolcowan, Sat, Aug 22, 2015 9:35pm

Kat,
Chemo can cause damage to blood vessels. I've said before that chemo kills rapidly growing cells. Those cells are cancer cells and cells that constantly get used. From the mouth to the rectum cells slough off and are rapidly replaced. IV chemo can damage blood vessels, blood can get

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Posted by Kantjam, Sun, Aug 23, 2015 8:49am

Carol,
Had our ONC heard this believe me he would have had us at Zwanger immediately. He (the hubby) was already on meds for the clot in his leg but when we were at the hospital (his chemo was administered once a month inpatient for 4 days) he casually mentioned

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Sep 5, 2015 · @gabriele · My soon to be husband had a resection after being diagnosed with [...]

My soon to be husband had a resection after being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, he has completed 6 sessions of chemotherapy as of today, although originally he was scheduled for 12 sessions. Due to the side effect and because he had been told by his oncologist that doctors [...]

Posted by 102009eh, Mon, Aug 31, 2015 9:12pm

I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, mets to liver and lymph nodes, in 2009. I had a colostomy, six months of chemo along with Neulasta and Avastin, and a liver resection. I think that the last four chemo treatments were at reduced doses due to blood counts and

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Posted by Pattylazz, Sat, Sep 5, 2015 6:17am

My father was diagnosed with stage 3a colon cancer in 2006. He underwent bowel resection and 6 chemo sessions. Oncologist recommended 26 sessions but my father did not tolerate chemo well. My father decided to stop chemo treatment. The family was uncomfortable with this decision so too was his oncologist.

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Aug 17, 2015 · @navymom915 · Anyone have experience with Vectibix, with metastatic colon cancer? Side effects? Treatment [...]

Anyone have experience with Vectibix, with metastatic colon cancer? Side effects? Treatment of side-effects/ [...]

Posted by megm, Mon, Aug 17, 2015 3:38pm

Hi @nanvymom915, I am one of the moderators here and have messaged the other members of the colon cancer group to see if they can share their experience with you. Thought this info might be helpful: http://news.cancerconnect.com/vectibix/

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Aug 10, 2015 · @nancymaddox315 · Hi I have stage 4 colon with mets to liver and lungs. [...]

Hi I have stage 4 colon with mets to liver and lungs. Did two and a half years chemo. Stopped working. Then experimental drug called TAS102. Tumors grew fast. They took me off that. They offered me a phase 1 trial, but you are hospitalized a lot. In hospital three [...]

Posted by megm, Mon, Aug 10, 2015 5:15pm

Hi @nancymaddox315, Have you gotten a second opinion? perhaps there are other clinical trials that you might be a candidate for that don't have such significant side effects.

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Nov 30, 2015 · @sue_in_delaware · After 4 rounds of chemo (FOLFOX plus Avastin) my side effects were [...]

After 4 rounds of chemo (FOLFOX plus Avastin) my side effects were so horrible (swollen tongue and throat with difficulty breathing or swallowing, extreme neuropathy etc.) that my Oncologist changed one of the drugs. He took away Oxaliplatin and now added Irinotecan for my 5th round. What a relief it [...]

Posted by sue_in_delaware, Mon, Nov 30, 2015 8:57am

It's been 6 days since my SIR-Spheres microspheres radiation treatment. The procedure took about an hour (maybe 90 minutes). It was "awake" sedation so I didn't feel them make the cut into my groin femoral artery but had to be awake for the several times they had to tell me

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Posted by carolcowan, Mon, Nov 30, 2015 12:02pm

When someone is messing with your abdomen and the things that belong there, your intestines freeze up. It's like the fight or flight syndrome. That's your body trying to divert resources to where they're needed most to deal with problems and distress. Who needs to have to go to the

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Aug 10, 2015 · @toots51 · I have stage 4 colon cancer with mets to abdomen, diagnosed 4 [...]

I have stage 4 colon cancer with mets to abdomen, diagnosed 4 yrs. ago.. have had 95 cycles of folfuri and avastin since the beginning. aside from some nasty mouth sores and chemo brain I have done very well. tumors are stable and cea is under 12 right now. hoping [...]

Posted by megm, Mon, Aug 10, 2015 5:18pm

You are an inspiration!

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May 15, 2018 · @kfarmer61 · Hello everyone! I have Stage 4 metastatic rectal cancer and have been [...]

Hello everyone! I have Stage 4 metastatic rectal cancer and have been on Irinotecan and Avastin for 16 months. CEA levels have gone up 3 points and I had a new CT scan on Tuesday (no results until Monday). My question is for anyone that is currently being treated for [...]

Posted by xanadu, Mon, Sep 7, 2015 3:48am

Hi Lisa,
I once asked my oncologist if chemo pills were an option for me.
He recommended that I stay with my current regimen and not use the chemo pills.

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Posted by kimmies, Tue, May 15, 2018 7:41am

Xeloda and Avastin in 3 week cycles for 3 years with short breaks here and there. It's been keeping cancer stable to give me the best quality of life. Up until 3 weeks ago I was still working 40 hrs a week.

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Aug 7, 2015 · @suggi · Colostomy Bag-- Adhesive Allergy

Just wondering if anyone can tell me what can be done for a friend who has developed an adhesive allergy and is going to need a colostomy bag. The doctor doubts the allergy but non latex and latex bandaids leave red swollen welts. I know allergy to adhesive is real

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Posted by mzsadie, Fri, Aug 7, 2015 1:42pm

I knew a lady that had a colostomy and my husband had one for a short time. Something the lady showed me was when she cleaned it let it dry really good the she too maylox. You could possible get the cheep antacids liquid But she dabbed it on the

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Posted by 5201940, Fri, Aug 7, 2015 7:19pm

I too have allergy to almost all band aides. They do have a tape that they
sometimes use when people are allergic; When my son had a colostomy 47
years ago as a baby I used a non folded long diaper pinned around him.
When worse comes to worse I

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Aug 6, 2015 · @lorri · Stage IV Rectal Cancer: Pain and Bloating

My son has rectal cancer stage 4 he is in a lot of pain which he takes meds for but he also he is also very bloated and has a lot of gas is there anything he can take that will not interfere with his medication

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Posted by lorri, Thu, Aug 6, 2015 3:10am

Thank you Louise

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Posted by lorri, Thu, Aug 6, 2015 3:12am

No I live in Australia but thank you for the advice lorraine

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Aug 4, 2015 · @mige · Would like to hear from anyone who had colon resection for large [...]

Would like to hear from anyone who had colon resection for large flat polyp. Just had bladder surgery for cancer and scheduled for 3 weeks for colon. I was given choice of 4 colonoscopies or resection for this, I chose surgery. Need advice please. [...]

Posted by charles, Tue, Aug 4, 2015 1:06pm

I think my wife had a similar surgery; did you choose to have an abdominal surgery to remove the section of colon with the polyp?
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Posted by mige, Tue, Aug 4, 2015 1:27pm

Yes surgery. Don't think I could drink that suprep 4 times as it makes me vomit all night.

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Jul 31, 2015 · @mige · Just had turbt 2 weeks ago. Need colon resection on flat polyp. [...]

Just had turbt 2 weeks ago. Need colon resection on flat polyp. How long should I wait to do this. Thanks [...]

Posted by faith, Fri, Jul 31, 2015 6:09am

Hi, I think that is a question only your doctor(s) can answer b/c he or she is the only one who knows your health history and current condition. Has anyone else had both of these procedures and can give some perspective on how the timing of the procedures affects recovery

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