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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 @mishele70, Apr 19, 2017

where did you move to?

i am sorry for what you are both going through. i can relate, as i was one of my dad’s caregivers before he passed in late june 2016 and then i was diagnosed 2 weeks later with stage 3b colon cancer.

i, too, […]

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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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Mar 31, 2017 · @Elliem · I Saw my oncologist today. I've been off chemo for 5 or [...]

I Saw my oncologist today. I've been off chemo for 5 or 6 weeks. He said I have finished all the standard chemo. I have also taken xeloda, Stivarga and Lonsurf pills. He said if my cancer cells contain enough of a certain protein, he can ask for Pembro on [...]

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Oct 5, 2017 · @rn59pollyo · I am new to this group. My spouse newly diagnosed with Stage [...]

I am new to this group. My spouse newly diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer with mets 20 lymph nodes. Anyone out there with similar diagnosis? [...]

Posted by @lewill3, Mar 31, 2017

I have a friend that had 12 of 15 lymph removed with stage 3 he had 12 months of chemo and he had a scan done this month and his scan was good so far […]

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Mar 28, 2017 · @Elliem · Is immunotherapy good for all types of cancer or do you have [...]

Is immunotherapy good for all types of cancer or do you have to have a specific type before they will try it? Are Stivarga and Lonsurf immunotherapies or are they chemo? My oncologist has kept me alive for 3 1/2years, (colorectal with lung mets)but he seems to be out of [...]

Posted by @user_ch3ffd4ba, Mar 27, 2017

Dear Ellie – I have stage 4 colorectal cancer with lung mets. My cancer spread to my liver first which they removed the cancerous portion of thru surgery. It then showed up in my lungs and because it’s several tumors throughout both lungs they can’t operate. I’ve exhausted all standard […]

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Mar 22, 2017 · @Elliem · I got the news yesterday that there wasn't anything found for me [...]

I got the news yesterday that there wasn't anything found for me during the MATCH trial analysis. I cried for awhile and felt sorry for myself. But I am still here, I feel good and today is a new day full of life and hope. Who knows what wonderful cures [...]

Posted by @ciscokid, Mar 22, 2017

I admire your attitude; God Bless; I hope things go better for you in the future. As you say, there is always hope and prayers you find an answer. […]

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Mar 20, 2017 · @slmenc1966 · Was it worth it?

Does anyone else feel like they fought so hard to beat cancer and did but it completely ruined their lives with all the long term side effects and additional problems caused by the treatments and surgeries????? Whats the point when life is harder now? [...]

Posted by @Elliem, Mar 16, 2017

I have been fighting colorectal cancer for 3 1/2 years. There is a reason you are still here. Instead of regretting that you are alive, find a way to encourage and help someone else. People in need are all around us. Volunteer at a school, listen to children read, read […]

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Mar 13, 2017 · @cancerconnect · Know Your Treatment Options: Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases

Good read: http://news.cancerconnect.com/know-treatment-options-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases/ [...]

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Mar 22, 2017 · @fjs06378 · LONG TERM SIDE EFFECTS AND TREATMENT?

I am a 23 yr survivor who was first diagnosed at age 43 with Stage 3.5. I had surgery, radiation, and chemo, but it still recurred in the lung 3 years later, so 1/3 of the lung was removed and I did another year of a different chemo combination. Nonetheless, [...]

Posted by @carolcowan, Mar 21, 2017

FJS,
I’m Carol, a moderator here. A lot of people have said they use(d) gabapentin (neurontin) for neuropathy. Many have said it helps. I confess that I have neuropathy and have avoided taking anything for it because anything that works on nerves might have serious side effects. I also have […]

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Mar 13, 2017 · @gray28562 · Starting Folfox

I am stage 3 with 2 lymph nodes affected , found two tiny spots on the liver , been to Lineberger Cancer center in Chapel Hill and they did Ostomy and looked at liver physically said there was nothing there (shew) I am bit nervous starting Folfox Monday . Any [...]

Posted by @rshaffer, Mar 12, 2017

Good morning, Gray,

I did folfox in 2005. (Dx 2002 – Stage IV). I can share some of my experiences with you.

I tolerated folfox very well. There were a few minor glitches in the road, but nothing too bothersome. I struggled with temperature sensitivity. But, learned quickly […]

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Mar 11, 2017 · @terry1 · 5 year anniversary in April

Hi everyone..my name is Terry and I was diagnosed with colon cancer in March 2012 in my sigmoid colon..I had laparoscopic surgery on April 10 2012 so as u can see it will be 5 years..30 lymph nodes were tested and clear of cancer..with clear margins..I was advised to see [...]

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Mar 6, 2017 · @cancerconnect · Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor

Diagnosed with Colon Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor, read here: http://news.cancerconnect.com/diagnosed-colon-cancer-10-tips-get-doctor/ Share your tips! [...]

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