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Oct 28, 2017 · @mbr66 · First appointment with Oncologist - what to ask??

Hi, my name is Mari, I'm 50 yrs old diagnosed with Stage 2A, 0/29 lymph nodes, just had surgery on October 12th to remove sigmoid colon tumor. My first appt with the oncologist is next Monday. I've been reading and writing questions I should address then and was wondering if [...]

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Dec 3, 2017 · @bethbourg · Rising CEA

My husband’s scans don’t show any new growth or increase in size in liver lesions. Colon tumor was removed in 11/2016 yet his CEA keeps creeping up. It was 78 a year ago and now over 200. Has anyone else experienced this? Thank you. [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Nov 29, 2017

Beth,
I just finished a long winded reply to you that would have been shorter if our responses hadn’t crossed in transit. I’m glad she’s testing him.
Carol […]

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Nov 17, 2017 · @katie5963 · Keytruda and colon cancer

Has anyone taken keytruda for colon cancer? [...]

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Nov 28, 2017 · @kirby · Colon cancer type 3

I'm 61 and my mother died of a stroke at 70 and grandma at 60 Can chemo cause strokes.? [...]

Posted by @Jan, Nov 16, 2017

57 at diagnosis […]

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Oct 17, 2017 · @cancerconnect · Research News: Targeting BRAF and EGFR

Results from a recent study imply that inhibiting BRAF along with EGFR in patients with advanced colon caner may be more potent than inhibiting either of these targets alone. Read more here: http://news.cancerconnect.com/targeting-braf-egfr-doubles-progression-free-survival-metastatic-colorectal-cancer/ [...]

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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 @pickthis, Oct 11, 2017

Thank you so much Janet. I am absolutely with you that I would give parts of my body find a cure!!! There are no words to describe how horrible of a disease this is. I literally thank God that my dad’s has for all intensive purposes as the oncologist says […]

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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 so much Jan for the advice! I will start piling up on cream and gum! […]

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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 @sarag, Sep 13, 2017

bThere is a window of time for giving Xyledo it looses its effect the longer the time frame after surgery.My husbands healt couldn’t tolerate the chemo.The oncologist said if my husband was his Dad he wouldn’t give him the xyledo. The surgery was major n hopefully the cancer is gone.Is […]

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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 @pajamas35, Aug 25, 2017

Hello angb. The effects of chemo are cumulative. I was told at some point I would develop an allergic reaction to the Ocsaliplatin (so?) and I did. I was also advised to drink lots of water before during and after. It helps to clean the chemo out of your body. […]

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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 @skadad, Aug 8, 2017

Yes I am getting a review of my case from the tumor board. Will find out this week what they recommend. […]

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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 @pajamas35, Aug 6, 2017

Make sure children or future children get tested 10 years earlier than youngest’s diagnosis. […]

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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 @pickthis, Sep 17, 2017

Carol! You gave me goosebumps when I read this! Thank you so much! I really do believe an army of prayer is what got my dad through this! As well I tell everyone about this site!!!! You are so honest and everyone here has gone through this! I have learned […]

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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 @cghow, Jul 21, 2017

Hi Susan,
I am stage 2B. Were you told if you were 2a or 2B? Is xloda all you are taking? I assume that’s the pill form, right? When do you start?

Connie […]

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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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