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Oct 12, 2017 · @pickthis · Low temperature with a cough and nasal congestion

Well it's already that time of the season. I thought I would have to start worrying bout the flu and colds closer to November but my dad has caught something. He of course says it's nothing and that he will get over it. But he is all stuffed up and [...]

Posted by @pajamas35, Oct 11, 2017

@pickthis. I suggest probiotics- either the supplements or anything that is cultuted- yogurt, buttermilk, fermented foods. I would guess he needs to restore his intestinal flora. […]

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Nov 16, 2017 · @tschneider · Stage IIA Colon cancer

I just had surgery to remove ascending and 1/2 of transverse colon. A stage IIA with 0/20 lymph nodes effected pathology report. I go to see the Oncologist today to talk about risk factors. I am a 49 year old, ex-world class athlete that is still in great shape. From [...]

Posted by @mbr66, Nov 3, 2017

Thank you Carol! I believe that was the right choice for me and I am happy with my decision and being proactive, although a little anxious. Thanks again!
M. […]

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Sep 26, 2017 · @katie5963 · SIRT, Y-90, radioembolization on liver

Has anyone recently had radioembolization, SIRT, Y-90 for liver mets from colon cancer? If so, would you share your experience? My husband is stage 4 and has been on chemo for 2+ yrs. [...]

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Sep 21, 2017 · @sarag · bowel cancer

my husband had major surgery feb 2016 total colectomy n has ilioestomy now.had stage 3a1 bowel cancer.Was unable for xyledo due to poor health after surgery.So far scans n blood work fine but gets very tired after a few hours exercise n gets anxious about small things.Wondering if anybody had [...]

Posted by @charles, Sep 13, 2017

unfortunately no way to test; but we know stage 3 A has more than a 50% chance of recurrence

C […]

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Sep 25, 2017 · @angb · Newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Chemo ordered

Newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Had a baseball size tumor removed a month ago. There were some enlarged lymph nodes removed as well, six of seventeen were cancer. I was ordered twelve rounds of chemo. FOLFOX is my regimen Had first treatment already and did ok Kept up om nausea [...]

Posted by @angb, Aug 25, 2017

Thank you for that info. How did you know you became allergic to that drug? […]

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Aug 11, 2017 · @skadad · Lung Surgery? Mistletoe?

Hi all - have been gratefully just reading and occasionally responding since original Stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosis in 2011. Went through the radiation, chemo, surgery, chemo routine then. Mets to lungs showed up in 2012 and did more chemo w/targeted radiation. Have been off chemo last two years as [...]

Posted by @plb1257, Aug 8, 2017

I have stage 4 also with mets to lungs and recurrence to original site. Had wedge resection to both lungs at the beginning of this year. Margins were clear on both so I required no further treatment in those areas. Had one year from diagnosis colonoscopy between the two lung […]

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Aug 7, 2017 · @mlofthus · lost

Hi my sister is 28 and was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer on 06/22/2017 and has had surgery a stint put in to help relive some pressure in her stomach. her legs stay pretty swollen at all times. she just got done with her second round of chemo and [...]

Posted by @mlofthus, Aug 6, 2017

Yea they are setting all that up for us . I got in a week to get tested . […]

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Wed, Jan 24 2:15pm · @411769p · Stage IV colon cancer

Diagnosed with stage 2b colon cancer in 2014, recurrent colon cancer 2015 and now stage IV 5/2017 with mets to pelvis, spleen, possibly pancreas with 2 spots in colon. My oncologist does not recommend surgery at this time. I'm currently doing chemo for 5fu, avastin & iriotecan IV every 2 [...]

Posted by @angb, Sep 18, 2017

I have Been doing the port & infusion. Just finished #3. Stage 3 (b) Things going well tired after coming off steroids on day 3 But side affects are not to bad neuropathy is bad. Haven’t had such else yet. 9 more rounds to go ! […]

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Jul 24, 2017 · @cghow · Day 10 Nadir

I am on day 9 of my first round of xloda. I read about Days 10-14 are when your white blood count starts to drop and you can become more prone to infections. How do most of you handle this? Do you stay home and avoid going to public places? [...]

Posted by @susieannaq, Jul 23, 2017

Hi Connie I am Stage 11A. Yes I think the xloda oral is all the oncologist is planning on giving me. I have had a week to think about everything and have an appointment to see him again on Tuesday when I presume I will start the treatment. 2 weeks […]

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Jul 17, 2017 · @jennavere · 36 and recently diagnosed

I went in for a colonoscopy on Monday, July 10 because of a change in bowel habits, and was told I have colon cancer, which was confirmed with the pathology. Just had my CT scan this morning, and though I'm trying to remain positive, I've been on an emotional roller [...]

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Jul 17, 2017 · @kayw · Colon Cancer

I am 3 years in remission from colon cancer and my white and red blood cell counts are low and continue to drop. Does anyone know what I can take or do to make them go back up? I also suffer with fatigue from this and wonder if there is [...]

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Jul 13, 2017 · @jamesmacq · 1 Month post Lower Anterior Resection surgery

I am 1 month out from having lower anterior resection surgery to remove stage 3 rectal cancer. Immediately after surgery I felt great. I was home from the hospital 5 days after surgery and was walking all over my neighborhood. I had difficulty urinating and some shooting pain in my [...]

Posted by @charles, Jul 6, 2017

I agree, your recovery seems a bit slow to me but it sounds like you might be turning the corner for the better? if any symptoms worsen you should of course let your doctors know immediately. Do your docs have a plan to follow the fluid in your pelvis?
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Aug 22, 2017 · @lisac61 · Sister has Stage 4 colon cancer

My sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in January of 2015. She had a colon resection and a total hysterectomy as it had spread to her ovaries. She was initially on FOLFOX and Avastin. After several negative PET scans her doctor started her on Xeloda. It was a [...]

Posted by @litamarie, Aug 22, 2017

I have that kras wildtype ..has anyone have any method that works on that? […]

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Jun 29, 2017 · @cancerconnect · Research News: Test Could Improve Treatment for Early Colon Cancer

According to a new study in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, a simple widely available blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it. Learn more [...]

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Jun 18, 2017 · @fmmarcus · Clinical trials

I need help looking for a clinical trial (colon cancer). Is their an agency that can help locate appropriate trials. I can't do it alone. Thank u [...]

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