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As a very longtime oncology social worker at BIDMC in Boston, I have worked with many people who had colon or rectal cancesr. They, and others, have taught me so much, and one lesson has been about emotional bank accounts. I have long held a theory about emotional and [...]
Hi, my husband died this past January of colon cancer. He was only 51 and was diagnosed at 47. He was a career firefighter. If you know anyone who is a firefighter and he or she has died from cancer or is battling it now, please reply. There’s strength in [...]
Hi Everyone! My husband was newly diagnosed with stage 4 Colon cancer that originated from his appendix. Apparently this is a super rare form so we were shocked when he got the diagnosis. Started with abdominal pain, so got a blood test. Hemoglobin levels super low, so CT scans later, [...]
Has anyone reached the end of chemo options? My husband has been on five or six combinations. His oncologist is looking into oral medications that might be appropriate if this most recent (Wednesday) change does not show any results. The copays are really prohibitive, but how do you put a [...]
Sun, Jul 15 7:02am · @ranij · Symptoms after Colonic Carcinoma surgery radiation n chemo tsbs
I had radiation fir 1 1/2 mths and sugerory for the removal of the colonic carcinoma T3N2 plus appendix and ovaries in Jan 2018. Also i hv completed 5 courses of chemotherapy (Xeloda tsbs 1150mg) and on my 6th course for 2 wks. Why am I passing 7/8 small stools [...]
Thu, May 17 8:43am · @willnotgiveup · Trying to Give Hope to Stage 4 Colon Cancer Patients
Hi all, I have posted many times over the last number of years, so thought I would give an update. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2009 with metastisis to both lungs and liver. 170 chemos later and 8 surgeries including my last surgery in August [...]
Wed, May 9 7:08pm · @angellinda · Had Chemo & Radiation for my low Rectal Cancer. I don't want surgery.
I survived Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Disabling Chemo, Radiation & surgeries. I'm a BRCA1 + Positive gene carrier. I lost quality of life, my job, income, savings & means in 2010. ALL of 2018 I've Fought Low Rectal Cancer. (Stage IIA). I did all I could to avoid losing my [...]
Wed, May 2 10:01am · @luisa · From Dana-Farber: What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Treatment & Research
From Dana-Farber: What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Treatment & Research? – Article and Video – Over 100,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer, and 40,000 with rectal cancer, every year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. These cancers, which usually arise in the form of [...]
Sat, Apr 21 10:28am · @luisa · From Dana-Farber: Nuts and Colon Cancer: What’s the Link?
Nuts and Colon Cancer: What’s the Link? – Research shows that consuming nuts reduces the risk of colon cancer recurrence and death, but scientists are still examining why — because at this time, there is no definite explanation for this correlation. The most recent study found a significant [...]
I’ve been stage IV since the end of 2014 and stage III since 2013. I haven’t been working since I was diagnosed with stage IV. I rest most of the time and feel good because of it to the point where I think I can do more. I am constantly [...]
Some 18 years ago I underwent a right hemi followed by 10 months of chemo for Stage 2+ colon cancer. My reward for undergoing the surgery, chemo and 18 years' worth of colonoscopies, etc.: my latest scope revealed an 8cm tumor and countless polyps, of which 50 were biopsied and [...]
I am 6 months post stage 3 sigmoid colon cancer. I am still having a difficult time with nutrition. I cannot eat fresh fruits or vegetables due to diarrhea after eating them. I also cannot eat whole grain foods yet. I am often eating white rice, chicken and white bread. [...]