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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 [...]

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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 @lisac61, Jul 26, 2017

Good news -my sister does not have a tumor on her liver! And, after not being able to tolerate the FOLFIRI, the doctor is starting her on another pill form – Lonsurf. Has anyone used this? […]

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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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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 @mykahla21, Mon, Mar 12 1:47pm

Well that’s great sounds similar to my journey. I’m just a little ahead of you as I was diagnosed 2013. Looking good janny, all I can say is that yes it’s scary. And I have a very supportive family. But one that finds it difficult to speak about it. I’m […]

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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 @pajamas35, Jun 6, 2017

Hi there,

I also had colon cancer. Stage 3. I had my port out after 2 years. It is what the dr. Recommended.

I believe part of that thinking is that it can be traumatic to have it removed and then, God forbid, if necessary, have it done […]

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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,
Something is clearly very wrong. If he had a catheter in the hospital, he sounds like he has a urinary tract infection, a bad one if it’s causing chills. I’ve taken care of my share of cantankerous men and in your position I’d try telling him that the cause […]

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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 @cyclema, May 30, 2017

I was diagnosed with stage 3c July 9, 2016. Had surgery and 6 months chemo. Yes, I was scared, but I am alive and well today. First scan and evaluation in July and I am nervous but feeling positive I can deal with whatever comes. My faith has never been […]

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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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