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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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Sep 15, 2017 · @pickthis · Stage 3 colon cancer chemo to do or not to do?

Hello, my dad who is 68 years of age had the colon cancer tumor removed may 1st and has just met with the oncologist. The oncologist has said he would like him to take the Xeloda pill for six months as chemo since the cancer was found in 3 lymph [...]

Posted by @mykahla21, Aug 7, 2017

We all have our own journey. And it’s not always an easy one. I’m glad I took the treatment. Five years in I’m still hear. It’s been a quick five years, but a very busy one. I retired early . Watch my grandchildren. And travel now and do the things […]

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Jun 18, 2017 · @cab1964 · Son blood count 4 years after Stage 3 colon cancer.

So very concerned. Scan today. Don't know what to think. [...]

Posted by @megm, Jun 13, 2017

Thinking about you today! let us know how your scan goes. […]

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May 30, 2017 · @kfarmer61 · Opdiva

Stage 4 rectal cancer that has metastasized to my lungs. Has been there since 2011. Recently one nodule has gotten bigger and several others have appeared; this is after I was on Lonsurf for 17 months. They have now put me on Opdiva and I am wondering if anyone has [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, May 29, 2017

kfarmer61,
I apologize for not answering you sooner. When I read your post I didn’t respond because I was expecting you to hear from several people who are getting Opdivo. We have a new format for discussions and the digest. I’m receiving less posts than ever before and others have […]

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Jun 1, 2017 · @luisa · New Online Tool Guides Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome

A new online assessment tool developed at Dana-Farber can help rapidly identify people who should undergo genetic testing for Lynch syndrome, an inherited disorder that greatly increases the lifetime risk of colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, stomach, and other cancers. An estimated 1 in 279 individuals – nearly a million people in [...]

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Jun 13, 2017 · @mdichter · Chemo finished now what?

My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 (spread to distant lymph nodes but no other organs) colon cancer in October, he had surgery and just finished twelve rounds of chemo. He has a follow up appointment with the oncologist in a few weeks and then appointments for scans etc a [...]

Posted by @mdichter, Jun 13, 2017

Hi Carol,
Another question (and you may not know the answer) – in your experience if my husband follows the recommendation and leaves his port in and we move back to the U.S- is there any difference between a German and a U.S. port? If he needed further treatment would […]

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Jun 11, 2017 · @pickthis · Stage 3a Colon Cancer 68 yr old male

My dad fell from his dump truck and fractured his pelvis (left acetabulum) on april 20th, 2017. While in the hospital he also caught pneumonia and his lungs filled up causing an aspiration and going code blue. They said he wouldn't make it through the night. He did .. and [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Jun 2, 2017

Debbie,
You’ve got a trifecta going on there (I think that’s a horse racing term). Diarrhea, frequent urination, and fever all cause dehydration. What has his temperature been? Have you given him anything for the fever or diarrhea, like aspirin for the fever or Immodium for the diarrhea?
Ask him […]

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May 18, 2017 · @hollyd · Questions for my surgeon

I have my last appt. today with my surgeon, before being turned over to oncology. I usually have a long list of questions (which he answers about 80% before I ask questions). This time my list is very short & mostly consists of activity levels & progression of what I [...]

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Jun 7, 2017 · @hollyd · Newly diagnosed

I was diagnosed with colon cancer on April 25th, had surgery on May 4th, and subsequently diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer on May 9th. I am completely & totally overwhelmed. Physically I'm healing up well, but my emotions have completely tanked. I will start chemo 6 weeks post-op, but [...]

Posted by @Jan, Jun 3, 2017

Prayers!! Xo […]

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May 11, 2017 · @seachange · 85 year old father diagnosed with stage 4 terminal colorectal cancer.

His tummy area is full of tumors. His colonoscopy photos are horrifying with great black holes everywhere. His liver has mets and a tumor has grown through the back of his bladder into the bladder lumen. His lower lung lobes are bilaterially filling sith fluid, which the docs are calling [...]

Posted by @kimber, May 10, 2017

@seachange it really is a personal decision. Me personally, I would not want a feeding tube or anything in my nose or mouth. Iv I think I would be ok with. I think you will have to put yourself in his shoes and think what you would be ok with. […]

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May 19, 2017 · @worellmtaylor · Clinical Trials

Everyone reacts differently but I'm just wondering if anyone of you has gone through or is going through the Irinotecan + Cetuximab combined with Avastin (only some rounds). My mom is going to start this treatment Wednesday. I've tried to research the best I could to prepare.. TGIF :) [...]

Posted by @katie5963, May 12, 2017

@Elliem I think you are a key part of the group here. Your willingness to share with us is helpful to us, and I hope we can support you in some way thru this site. Can you find a support group, or maybe even volunteer/visit with people […]

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May 4, 2017 · @worellmtaylor · fear of the unknown, reaching for a hand

Hello, I am a 24 year old daughter to an awesome 48 year old mother. October 25th 2015 (a rainy cold sunday) she was told she had advanced stage 4 colorectal cancer that had spread to her liver, lungs and lymph nodes. If it hadn't been found then she would've [...]

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