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Tue, Apr 3 7:31pm · @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 @janny, Mon, Mar 12 12:04pm

My family is my rock especially my husband…
Yes we will keep in touch!
Thank You 🙂 […]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 7, 2017

This is also an important perspective, so thank you for sharing. I am glad to hear that you are doing well. […]

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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 @pickthis, Jun 2, 2017

Thank you so very much for your reply Carol! I really can’t handle much more of this. He had blood work a few days ago at the doctor’s office. Goodness knows why the doctor wanted blood work as we went in because of his shoulder pain but would that give […]

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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 @Elliem, May 31, 2017

Yeah, I made it back to the site. A lot has happened. I have changed oncologists. I want someone to talk to me and be encouraging. I’ve opted for quality. I noticed that I was having double vision. Had an MRI and had cancer in my occipital lobe. I am […]

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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 [...]

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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 @Elliem, May 12, 2017

When I stopped chemo, I felt pretty much out there on my own. For 3 1/2 years I was receivinf my chemo, now that I am out of optionss, I fee I am completely alone. It’s a lonely place to be. […]

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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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May 2, 2017 · @Elliem · Hi, my name is Ellie. I have begun a new chapter in [...]

Hi, my name is Ellie. I have begun a new chapter in my cancer journey. I would like to hear from others who have stopped chemo and are still going strong. After 3 1/2 years of treatment for stage 4 colorectal cancer with lung mets, I have chosen quality over [...]

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Apr 20, 2017 · @jillw · My partner was diagnosed with stage3 colon cancer march 7 through emergency [...]

My partner was diagnosed with stage3 colon cancer march 7 through emergency perforated bowel surgery. He will start the FOLFOX chemo treatment next week after his upcoming PET scan this week. I don't like his oncologist because he is only interested in getting him into chemo. He has not talked [...]

Posted by @marijo, Apr 19, 2017

Here is how I think you can help your partner. Don’t worry about his nutrition for now. However, see if you can get him to take some supplements…like a good multi vitamin/ mineral, a daily dose of vitamin D, and check into curcumin, which comes from tumeric. (I also eat […]

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Mar 31, 2017 · @conlyfamily · Cancer Treatment Centers of America

My husband was dx in April 2015, had resection of colon tumor in April 2015. Then he did 6 mos folfox chemotherapy from May-Oct 2015. Had spots in lung entire time, started to grow in 2016. Had lobectomy of right lung in Sept 2016 and received terminal diagnosis in Jan [...]

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Mar 30, 2017 · @hoardsmith · Colonoscopy screenings save lives.

I feel so lucky. Six months ago when I was age 57, my doctor thought I should get a colonoscopy just because I had never had one. I am glad I did. The screening revealed a huge polyp growing in my gut just waiting to become cancerous. Had I not [...]

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