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Jul 18, 2014 · @michaelbass · Top-Ranked Hospitals for Cancer You can find information here about 900 hospitals [...]

Top-Ranked Hospitals for Cancer You can find information here about 900 hospitals in Cancer. All treat significant numbers of difficult patients – a hospital is listed only if it treated at least 249 such inpatients in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The 50 top-scoring hospitals are ranked. The rest are [...]

Posted by megm, Fri, Jul 18, 2014 10:05am

Thanks @michaelbass! We always appreciate your posts!

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You are most welcome. Hope it is useful!
Please get the message out to anyone who might need the list

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Aug 2, 2014 · @judyssister · What can I expect with stage IV with mets in liver and pancreas?

I am the caregiver for my sister. She was diagnosed in 2005 with Stage IV colon cancer. 6 months of chemo and she went into remission for a year. Then mets to the liver. Surgery to remove one lobe. Remission for the next six years. 2013 mets to the pancreas. [...]

Posted by judyssister, Fri, Aug 1, 2014 6:13am

Thank you for the support. Judy has made the decision to stop all treatment. She is opting for quality of life rather than quantity of life. I support her decision to spend the last months of her life traveling and enjoying life. The cancer is in too many places to

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Posted by michaelbass, Sat, Aug 2, 2014 12:25am

My heart goes out to both of you.

For sis- for fighting the brave fight, realizing her limits & making her choice to live life to the fullest. Give Judy a hug from ME

For you- in letting sis make her own decision about her life, Totally supporting

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Jul 22, 2014 · @mykahla21 · For anyone just diagnosed with colon cancer. I no is a shock [...]

For anyone just diagnosed with colon cancer. I no is a shock you feel frightened and don't quite Beleive it. But once you come to terms with it is what it it's happened. You have your treatment. You can lead a normal life again. I have. It's not ready but [...]

Posted by mykahla21, Tue, Jul 22, 2014 1:00pm

Your welcome megm. Am not good  at this but want to share my experience. 

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Posted by michaelbass, Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:30pm

Sasha,

Multiple countries is Europe, including the UK are banding together & offering clinical trials in multiple countries at the same time for Bowel Cancer. I am NOT very familiar with large bowl cancer, but you may want to connect with them to see if they have some suggestions

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Jul 24, 2014 · @harleyrider · Just recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Not sure of treatment option yet. [...]

Just recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Not sure of treatment option yet. Pretty devastated at this point [...]

Posted by harleyrider, Thu, Jul 24, 2014 7:53pm

I am doing okay.

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Posted by mjcruiser, Thu, Jul 24, 2014 7:57pm

So Ron do you want to talk about it? My personal email address is mjacker2424@hotmail.com. You know everyone needs to talk and I am just an old motherly type lady who has a husband who had rectal cancer, had colon cancer myself and I have heard and been through it

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Sep 28, 2014 · @michaelbass · Cancer Drugs & Oncology Drugs Prescription drugs for the medical, surgical, and [...]

Cancer Drugs & Oncology Drugs Prescription drugs for the medical, surgical, and radiation treatment of tumors (cancerous, especially). Studies in this area include most types of cancer and treatment thereof. The list of FDA approved drugs for cancer and oncology appears below. Click any link to view the [...]

Posted by michaelbass, Sun, Sep 14, 2014 8:18pm

Comparing combined versus sequential chemotherapy for patients with advanced colorectal cancer

In a nutshell
This trial compared the effect on disease progression and survival of different chemotherapy combinations used in the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Some background
Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is cancer that has

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Posted by michaelbass, Sun, Sep 28, 2014 4:37pm

New and current second-line treatments
In a nutshell
This review discusses current second-line treatment options for metastatic colorectal cancer, as well as new advances in colorectal cancer therapy.

Some background
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world, and up to 40% of CRC patients

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Jul 15, 2014 · @mykahla21 · I was diagnosed T4 Ni three out of five nodes were affected. [...]

I was diagnosed T4 Ni three out of five nodes were affected. I was diagnosed with crohns disease and small bowel cancer in the terminal ilium. I had a reception of my bowel and 8 rounds of chemo. [...]

Posted by megm, Tue, Jul 15, 2014 9:33am

Hi @mykahla21, thanks for sharing your experience. I am one of the moderators here-- you might want to check out the conversations in the colon cancer group here: http://cancerconnect.com/group/colonrectal-cancer

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Posted by mykahla21, Tue, Jul 15, 2014 10:59am

I will thank you for that. 

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Jul 14, 2014 · @bocellibo45 · Adenocarcinoma,low grade,.Tumor invades through muscularis propria into subserosal tissue but does not [...]

Adenocarcinoma,low grade,.Tumor invades through muscularis propria into subserosal tissue but does not entend to aerosal surface. All margins clear. 3 of 16 nodes test positive.Pathologic tumor staging PT(m) 3 pN1b Finally get to see an Oncologist the 21st. Looking for anyone who has taken Chemo by pill from.I am 69 [...]

Posted by bocellibo45, Mon, Jul 14, 2014 10:25am

I'm in Northern Michigan! Love the Carolina's and wish I could see Scotland
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Posted by mykahla21, Mon, Jul 14, 2014 10:28am

Oh my goodness we are world's apart. Yes Scotland is Lovley but cold lol . I've been to a few places in America and have to say found the people very friendly. 

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Jul 11, 2014 · @mykahla21 · I was diagnosed with small bowel cancer in January 2012 They thought [...]

I was diagnosed with small bowel cancer in January 2012 They thought it was crohns disease but came back from pathology bowel cancer dukes 3c poor definition. Had surgery to remove the tumour 3cm and 8 cycles of chemo. I'm really wondering can cancer at this stage really be cured [...]

Posted by megm, Fri, Jul 11, 2014 8:17am

Prognosis depends on so many factors, perhaps a second opinion would make you feel more confident?

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Posted by mykahla21, Fri, Jul 11, 2014 9:30am

I had a scan in January 2013. All showed clear. But I just think that means nothing. That also said 3 lymp banjos affected out of 5 checked. Thought they would have taken out more than that. I'm just confused. But thanks for replying is good to talk. 

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Jul 10, 2014 · @michaelbass · Cancer Resources- financial aide- meds- bills- travel- accomodations

A special Posting for CANCER RESOURCES: Links to resources that offer financial assistance for those dealing with cancer. Medical bills, medications, legal issues, travel, accommodations, costs for treatment, education and employment issues can create financial hardships. The following resources will help in lightening the financial burden of life with [...]

Posted by michaelbass, Wed, Jul 9, 2014 11:25pm

You should have gone to the Plummer & asked him to "fix your pipes" and brought out a stethoscope 🙂

CALL United Health and (after waiting on hold and pushing 14 buttons to get "THERE" & dance for 45 minutes to an hour to their music while waiting &

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Posted by carolcowan, Thu, Jul 10, 2014 9:16am

I had commented more than once in posts that my normal easily disrupted patience was strained beyond reason by ribavirin. Try 65 minutes on hold, listening to the Cinderella Waltz, with static, and being disconnected. Call back and go to the back of the line, again. It spurred the creation

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Jul 4, 2014 · @egst · Does anyone have any experience with radio frequency ablation of metastatic liver [...]

Does anyone have any experience with radio frequency ablation of metastatic liver tumors from colon cancer? [...]

Posted by michaelbass, Fri, Jul 4, 2014 10:39pm

Hi Egst,

I am inviting you to a posting here on cancer connection called "Calling all Colon Cancer Stage IV's". I posted a lot of basic information, as well as starting a pretty healthy chat going (over 170 posts). I know a newcomer Casey's hubby had Microwave ablation for

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Oct 9, 2014 · @michaelbass · How Long Have I Got Left?

PLEASE READ ALL POSTS!!! MORE AT BOTTOM WORTH READING! enjoy ;) ************************************************************************************************* I thought I would start out by re-posting this VERY SPECIAL article: ************************************* How Long Have I Got Left? By PAUL KALANITHIJAN. 24, 2014 AS soon as the CT scan was done, I began reviewing the images. [...]

Posted by michaelbass, Thu, Oct 9, 2014 2:10am

A most inspiring dance team. It will bring emotions you will not believe. Sit back, turn up your speakers, watch full screen & REJOICE!
*******************ATTRACTION: SHADOW THEATER GROUP*****************

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAzYZ-E4l30

The cost of HOPE?...........PRICELESS!
wife of Mike,
Vicki

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Posted by michaelbass, Thu, Oct 9, 2014 2:16am

WORTH REPEATING WITH ANOTHER PERFORMANCE.......
*******************ATTRACTION: SHADOW THEATER GROUP*****************

The cost of HOPE?...........PRICELESS!
wife of Mike,
Vicki

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Sep 13, 2014 · @ank1988bu · my father dgns 2a colon cancer after 3 month of right hemicolectomy [...]

my father dgns 2a colon cancer after 3 month of right hemicolectomy he feels some lite pain at right side is this normal or some serius ... [...]

Posted by ank1988bu, Sat, Sep 13, 2014 7:48am

thanxx marika ...i hv some doubt about stage...my father pathology report shows that tumor infiltrating upto muscular layer and serosa is free from tumor invasion is there stage 1 st or 2 nd
pls help ...

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Posted by marikaoverbeek, Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:10pm

From what you tell me I have the impression it is stage two or three.
I find it easier to understand what is going on when I have a copy of officials reports, scans etc. then I study them at home and google them. That way I can ask better questions

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Jul 6, 2014 · @rdb72 · I am new to the group, caregiver to my husband who is [...]

I am new to the group, caregiver to my husband who is 41 and was diagnosed with Stage 3 colonrectal cancer two years ago. He was in the clear for 18 months, then a CT and Pet Scan picked up a spot on his liver. The doctors did a few [...]

Posted by rdb72, Sat, Jul 5, 2014 1:16pm

Vicki, how can I reply to you personally? I do not see that option. I spoke with my husband and there are only four microwave ablation machines in the U.S. We would be happy to send you the surgeon's information etc. We are fortunate as one of the four machines

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Posted by michaelbass, Sun, Jul 6, 2014 7:26pm

Casey-
I sent you a reply to YOU personally. If you reply to that it will go straight to me, & only me 🙂

BIG HUG,
The cost of HOPE?.......... PRICELESS!
Wife of Mike,
Vicki

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Jun 14, 2014 · @pennyannie · When you are out of options for treatment, what can you do [...]

When you are out of options for treatment, what can you do to try to heal yourself? [...]

Posted by michaelbass, Fri, Jun 13, 2014 6:30pm

Pennyannie YOU are NOT ALONE 😉

Inside the confines of these "Cancer Clubs" you will find others who will pick you up and CARRY YOU when you are tired; CONSOLE YOU when you are overwhelmed; SHARE stories when you are waiting tests, deciding a new treatment, or deciphering gibberish

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Posted by michaelbass, Sat, Jun 14, 2014 10:43pm

Check out my posting CALLING ALL COLORECTAL CANCER STAGE IV's -
under my posting on IMMUNOTHERAPY......... there are 30 testimonials throughout the month of June........ DO NOT GET FOOLED BY other cancers that are discussed. Many/ most of these groundbreaking drugs are available to YOU via clinical trials all over

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Jul 12, 2014 · @pennyannie · I have R-Ras, a genetic anomaly that makes me resistant to chemo [...]

I have R-Ras, a genetic anomaly that makes me resistant to chemo and radiation. I have stage !V colon cancer that has metastasized to my lungs. I have been on chemo four times since my diagnosis and surgery six years ago. I am out of options, and the tumors are [...]

Posted by mykahla21, Sat, Jul 12, 2014 2:11am

I meant consultant. I'm new to all of this. Well I've had chemo tablet form every day, along with intravenous once every the weeks where I went to hospital fot that as An out patient. I finished my treatment Last august. Had a cat scan in January showed no spread.

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Posted by mykahla21, Sat, Jul 12, 2014 2:13am

Sorry Vicki I also had a resection of my bowl where they removed the tumor followed by chemo.

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