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sandy164
  • By sandy164 · New reply 11:53 am
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 17 replies
  • I was diagnosed with state 3C colon cancer in Feb. The tumor was removed with surgery and I just received my first chemo and 5fu treatment. I thought I'd gotten through it great but after the pump was ...

Spot detected on lung

1SGret
  • By 1SGret · New reply 11:07 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 3 replies
  • Just had my quarterly ct ,blood work, and Doc came in to the exam room with the look on his face. Had colo/rectal cancer stage 4. Rectum and 30 nods removed Jan 12. Was not due a colonoscopy for 3 more ...

Desperately need some advice

blackcat75067
  • By blackcat75067 · New reply 10:38 am
  • Discussion in Treatment · 5 replies
  • Hi - Just want to first say a big thank you to all the contributors here - you have helped so very much in this journey. Background: Who I am - I am the primary caregiver for my brother who was diagnosed ...

Sub Zero Tolerance

Cynnamin
  • By Cynnamin · New reply 10:08 am
  • Discussion in Side effects · 10 replies
  • I am Day 1, Cycle 6 of 8, of Xelox (Oxaliplatin infusion) followed by 2 weeks Xeloda (Capecitabine tablets) twice daily. I am mostly tolerating side effects well, regular baking soda mouth washes, some ...

Ostomy supplies from Edge Park

1SGret
  • By 1SGret · New reply 8:43 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 2 replies
  • Am I the only person with with ordering ostomy supplies from Edgepark? If so where did you go ...

Spot detected on lung

1SGret
  • By 1SGret · New reply 8:16 am
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 5 replies
  • Just had my quarterly ct ,blood work, and Doc came in to the exam room with the look on his face. Had colo/rectal cancer stage 4. Rectum and 30 nods removed Jan 12. Was not due a colonoscopy for 3 more ...

Checking In

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply yesterday at 11:26 am
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • 4/17: I tried just now to stand up and walk to the lamp so that I could turn it off. I got dizzy and started seeing flashing lights in front of my eyes. It’s like in Speed Racer! Now I’m laying back down ...

Hand foot syndrome

acrn131
  • By acrn131 · Posted April 22, 2014
  • Discussion in Side effects · 0 replies
  • Hello fellow cancer club members! My protocol is 5 FU and leukovaran, with IV Zofran and Decadron. My cycle is every other week, infusions first and then the pump for 46 hours. No oxaliplatin. I start ...

CEA

ladydlc
  • By ladydlc · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 4 replies
  • I have stage 4 colon cancer and have been on 5-FU and had 29 treatments. I didn't realize my onc was testing CEA monthly because he never mentioned it. I get my CBC from him but I don't see him when the ...

lovely break away

sue1427
  • By sue1427 · Posted April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with cancer · 0 replies
  • HI everyone... Just came back from a lovely weekend with my hubby to York (UK)... was what we both needed after my diagnosis for recrum cancer in Nov2013 then my operation to remove cancer and getting ...

Diagnosis incomplete - what to expect?

Msjesfy
  • By Msjesfy · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 7 replies
  • My partner has just been diagnosed with colon cancer. They said he'll be having a CT scan. Where could the cancer spread to? The Timor is located top right near his liver ...

Medical Marijuana. Let's debate.

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 378 replies
  • AN OPINION: My Sister, who is a RN and who suffers from constant continual severe pain as well as depression from many problems, will not use legal medical MJ for fear her primary physician will be angry ...

Again

Rea64
  • By Rea64 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • I have a stage IV colon cancer. I have been operated in the colon and also liver have been operated. 15 months after I have a small recurrence in the liver. My doctor told me dont worry because we can ...

BUTT BAG (for Reversal & After)

BabyBev
  • By BabyBev · New reply April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Colostomy stories · 18 replies
  • Hi Everyone....just thought I would pass this along to you who have had recent REVERSALS or soon having one (LIKE ME ON APRIL 28TH) It seems like a lot of the stories here tend to be more Negative than ...

Anyone tried dendritic cell vaccine therapy in Delhi, India?

kanikab
  • By kanikab · New reply April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 2 replies
  • Hi. My father has cancer of the ascending colon that has metastasized and reached his liver and kidney. He had a surgery about 4 years back but cancer relapsed. After rounds of chemo with Folfiri, Avastin ...

Stage IV with Liver and Lung Mets

opallion
  • By opallion · New reply April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 14 replies
  • What a roller coaster ride! Within five weeks my partner has been diagnosed with Stage IV CC with the Sigmoid Colon almost completely blocked and his Liver almost consumed and a few spots on his lungs ...

Force Feeding

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • Today is Chemo 5 Day 1 My WBCs were still low, but higher than they were last week. My RBCs were almost normal. I did have some random bruising. I'm still having some electrolyte imbalance issues which ...

Completely Drained

SeeGirlLive
  • By SeeGirlLive · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 86 replies
  • I am extremely tired. Impossibly exhausted. I haven't been online much because of it, so if I haven't replied to you, communicated with you, or updated anyone on something, I swear I'm not ignoring you ...

Does anyone know anything about natural ways towards colorectal cancer?

hurley3015
  • By hurley3015 · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 11 replies
  • on of my friend this week got to know have colorectal cancer but have not got the stage result. I want to know some natural ways to cure the cancer ...

When to declare an "anniversary date"?

StPaulCT
  • By StPaulCT · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Survivor celebrations · 7 replies
  • I am coming close to the end of treatment--12 sessions of FOLFOX. I read lots of posts where people give a date of when they were cancer free, or done with treatments, or.... I think it's important to ...

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