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Fri, Feb 23 7:13am · @maltman · Colon Cancer tumor marker testing

My doc says testing for tumor markers is key but how do you do this if your colon cancer was already removed somewhere else? [...]

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Mon, Feb 12 5:39pm · @pickthis · Bye bye Stage 3 Colon Cancer! Never to be seen again!

Hi Group. Again, I can’t thank you all enough for all of your replies and help. Jan and Carol you have been invaluable especially when panic set in. Which unfortunately happened a couple of times. I took my dad to his ct scan which finally happened January 18th. His oncologist [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Mon, Feb 12 11:24am

I'm thrilled for you and your dad. He can definitely thank you for getting him through the ordeal. It was a pleasure working with you. I think your experience with CancerConnect is what I wish more would be like.You wanted to help him, learn what was important, and he […]

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Sat, Feb 3 9:23pm · @carolcowan · SAD NEWS

I don't know how many people here remember Kimber. She was a member of the colon cancer group because her husband, a firefighter/paramedic, had colon cancer. Kimber was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer called chordoma in her spine and had surgery. She stopped participating here except for a [...]

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Mon, Jan 22 11:09am · @lakeland3261 · Stage 4 colon cancer liver transplant

Does anyone know if a liver transplant can be done on a person with stage 4 colon cancer spread to her liver, but where the section of the colon that had the cancer has been sectioned off? Here in USA they won't do it citing the anti-suppressants for the new [...]

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Sun, Jan 21 8:17am · @charles · Advances in Treatment of Colon Cancer

2017 saw many advances in the treatment of colon cancer. Use of precision cancer medicines is increasing due to genomic testing; Here is link to latest targets and medications; http://news.cancerconnect.com/types-of-cancer/colon-cancer/precision-cancer-medicine/ Keep up to date with daily cancer news on treatment advances as well; http://news.cancerconnect.com/category/colon-cancer/ Wishing you the best in 2018 [...]

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Tue, Jan 23 5:17am · @mbr66 · Started Xeloda today

Hello everyone, I have started my first round of Xeloda this morning, after almost 3 months post surgery. I feel perfectly fine aside from a light headache. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions or advice for me based on your own experiences with the medication. Thank you [...]

Posted by @mbr66, Tue, Jan 16 2:58pm

Thank you Carol! You are right, I will!
M. […]

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Fri, Jan 12 4:36pm · @bethbourg · Lonsurf

Has anyone been on Lonsurf? My husband is due to start soon after all of the insurance paperwork is done and we pay the overwhelming copay. Did you have good results? Any side effects? I just don’t understand how drugs are priced. It seems cruel to make people feel so [...]

Posted by @bethbourg, Fri, Jan 12 3:35pm

Thank you Carol I’ll give it a try…… […]

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Dec 12, 2017 · @jas_mine · Possible Colon Cancer

Hi I'm 19 years old. I found out that I have polyps in my colon to the point they will not be able to remove them so I will have to get my whole colon removed. I will have to wear a colostomy bag or a j pouch. I just [...]

Posted by @jsales99, Dec 12, 2017

Have you had the polyps tested? In general they don’t ever go away but many people life a full life with polyps. If they are cancer polyps they can be removed and you might need adjunct chemo to be sure it does not spread. Removal of the entire colon seems […]

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Tue, Feb 6 6:29am · @barajasd72 · Colon Cancer mastastised to the liver

Hi, my name is David. My Sister was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. She finished chemo in April 2017. When she was re-checked in August 2017 (CT SCAN) radiology doctor located abnormalities to her liver. PET SCAN was done and went to follow up with the doctor and he [...]

Posted by @lakeland3261, Mon, Feb 5 11:03pm

My mother had the cancer in her colon sectioned off, but now has it all over her liver which cannot be resectioned. So they're saying she can only get a liver transplant to possibly prolong her life for 5-10 years. The problem is that in America they won't do this […]

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Fri, Jan 5 10:44am · @pickthis · Possible Sepsis

Hello group. Was hoping someone could help me. My father was supposed to start his lay cycle of Xeloda but instead caught an infection of sorts or so his family physician said. He started on a week of antibiotics then went back in and they hit him with another dose [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Dec 21, 2017

How’s your dad doing?
Carol […]

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Sat, Feb 3 9:29pm · @yllekeduj · Stage 4 Metastatic Rectal Cancer also moved to liver & pelvis

Like recent information on survival rate of people who have Stage 4 Metastatic Rectal Cancer that has moved into the lymph nods in the pelvis & also multiple tumors in the liver. No cancer in bones, lungs or brain. 57 years old with no prior health conditions. Always been active [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Dec 6, 2017

Here’s a link about trials –


That link explains the basics about trials.
This next link helps you find out how to find one.


Carol […]

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Nov 18, 2017 · @charles · Liquid Biopsy to Direct Treatment

I think liquid biopsies will change the way we think about and treat cancer with new precision cancer medicines. Colon cancer has several biomarkers that can be used to direct treatment. http://news.cancerconnect.com/what-is-a-liquid-biopsy/ I am curious if anybodies physician has offered to do a liquid biopsy? C [...]

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Nov 6, 2017 · @vaibhav · Colon cancer

My mom diagnosed with colon cancer .ca 125 was 118 and cea was 57 .after the three cycle of chemo ca 125 is 22 and cea is 50. I just want to know about her improvement .can you help me [...]

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Nov 30, 2017 · @afca_fc · Colon Cancer 3c - What treatment options are available?

I was living abroad and recently diagnosed with colon cancer stage 3c. I'm only 38 and never had any health issues before so this has been huge shock for me! I'm also mother to a small son and am concerned how to get through chemo. I've been advised to do [...]

Posted by @maltman, Nov 14, 2017

New to the group here with stage III colon cancer-being treated at Sloan Kettering in NY. I am on FLOFOX but i believe there are clinical trials for the new checkpoint inhibitors […]

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Nov 2, 2017 · @kirby · Diet for colon cancer 3.

What diet should I be on. I have colon cancer 3 and have not started chemo. I feel like I'm constipated today [...]

Posted by @Jan, Nov 2, 2017

when I was on Chemo for CC Stage 3A I was nauseous a lot i ate carbs to keep me from feeling sick
I also drank metamucil and it kept my bowels kinda regular diarrhea is a side effect so I always had immodium.
they say not to eat white […]

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