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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bowel problems after colon resection

    There have been many posts highlighting the problems that can occur after Colon resection surgery. These can be Bowel not working (Ileus) causes...

    Started by Baz10, 05-30-2014 02:46 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Symptoms that can be Colon Rectal Cancer (CRC)

    There has been many posts from guests and members worried they may have Bowel cancer herein after referred to as Colorectal Cancer (CRC). The...

    Started by Baz10, 02-25-2014 08:59 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: My Chemo Diary

    Greetings, Since this is my first time through this - I thought I would write a little diary here to document how my chemo goes in the hopes that...

    Started by dennper, 04-25-2012 12:58 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Standard Colorectal Diagnostic Pathway

    Following is a generalised approach by medical professionals applied in the diagnosis of possible Colorectal cancer. Obviously the approach taken...

    Started by Baz10, 08-30-2014 08:04 AM
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    12-01-2014 08:08 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Debís Rectal Cancer Story and Chemo Log

    Inspired by Dennis and David, thought it might be helpful to others to add a chemo diary from a female perspective. History: I was diagnosed...

    Started by Deb in Texas, 11-15-2012 08:48 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: You worried you may have colon cancer?

    This question comes up a lot here. Here is the bottom line. If you are here asking that question, you should go see a doctor. If you are looking for...

    Started by REB, 10-30-2009 02:00 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: My FOLFOX Diary

    Inspired by Dennper's chemo diary thread, in which he recounts his similar treatment, and which I found useful leading up to mine, and would...

    Started by DavidNB, 11-08-2012 03:10 PM
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  1. Clinical trial, anyone?

    Have an appointment next week up at Huntsman Cancer Center, looks like I am going to be a lab rat for a new clinical trial. The term the nurse used...

    Started by Buzzard, 11-24-2014 07:21 PM
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  2. Undetected recuring colon cancer? even tho under chemo for 2 years!

    If anyone can tell me how someone who had a Bowel Resection in 2012, was later diagnosed with Cancer spread to the Ovaries, after a year of Chemo had...

    Started by Dencor, 12-19-2014 08:13 AM
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    Today 06:49 AM Go to last post
  3. Dad's cancer attached to pelvis. Feeling hopeless and MAD!!!

    Hello. I am new to this forum, so I haven't really gotten the hang of the lingo. My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer over the summer. At...

    Started by Heather Lee, 12-14-2014 04:21 AM
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  4. Erbitux/irontecan cocktail.

    Just curious what others have experienced with these two drugs. Erbitux has caused a major eruption of acne on my husband. It really bothers him and...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, Today 04:23 AM
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    Today 04:23 AM Go to last post
  5. PET CT unexpected news

    A few weeks ago my husband had an abdominal CT which as I posted here, showed that everything looked terrific. No areas of concern. No new growth. ...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 12-03-2014 02:49 AM
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  6. 1st Milestone...

    Just finished my 6 weeks of 5fu and rads this afternoon. I was one of the fortunate ones with no serious side effects -- just minor annoyances... ...

    Started by Elderberry, 12-19-2014 09:18 PM
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  7. 2 years today.

    Two years ago today, I heard the words no one ever wants to hear...."You have cancer." I have chronicled some of the things I were going through...

    Started by zx10guy, 12-19-2014 05:05 AM
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    12-19-2014 06:51 PM Go to last post
  8. Confused and worried

    Hi everyone. About 5 weeks ago I had a bout of diarrhea that seemed to clear up after a few days. Since then I have had loose bowel movements...

    Started by patch64, 12-16-2014 08:24 PM
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    12-19-2014 05:15 PM Go to last post
  9. Introduction

    I am a new poster, but have been reading "dennper" thread for seven months now. Three months before my 66th birthday, August 2013, I was...

    Started by Doug K, 12-16-2014 06:25 PM
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    12-19-2014 12:56 AM Go to last post
  10. Novel biological drug AMD3100 (Plerixafor) clin. trial starts Jan 1, 2015

    The drug disrupts the cancerous stem cells that drive the metastatic cancer and cause drug resistance ...

    Started by fighterm, 12-18-2014 10:23 PM
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  11. Test results

    Hello, well I recieved all my test results my colonoscopy was all clear no polyps or masses. 😄 and finally yesterday recieved my cat scan results and...

    Started by Kobody, 12-16-2014 03:04 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-18-2014 08:40 PM Go to last post
  12. Update on recurrence versus remission.

    For those that read my let's chase the symptoms and see what he has or has not. He has a mass, retract that it's a restriction on the surgical...

    Started by Baz10, 06-16-2014 03:01 PM
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  13. Never good news to be posting at 4 in the morning.

    Because we all know that no one can sleep in a hospital. Looks like one of my kidneys was blocked, and the mess it made of my chemistry had some poor...

    Started by Buzzard, 12-12-2014 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    12-17-2014 04:40 PM Go to last post
  14. I am butt an egg,,,,

    So ok, I am new to the process and I am a light weight stage 2A. With all the great stuff that does not come with this wonderful status I have a...

    Started by Bob W, 12-13-2014 04:14 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    12-17-2014 03:49 PM Go to last post
  15. How do I encourage him?

    My dear dh had a pretty rough time though survey. The tumor not only was in the rectal area, but also in the prostrate. So part of the prostrate was...

    Started by clemmarie, 10-25-2013 10:40 AM
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  16. new immunotherapy methods TIL and CAR T cell.

    Right now I found only TIL. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01174121 TIL stands for tumor infiltrating lymphocytes. They are t cells. The...

    Started by fighterm, 12-16-2014 06:34 PM
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    12-16-2014 06:34 PM Go to last post
  17. Is this usual?

    Is it normal to start feeling depressed, now that I've been given the all clear and that I've got rid of the blasted ileostomy bag? I've been home...

    Started by PFR, 12-16-2014 04:11 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-16-2014 04:49 PM Go to last post
  18. Shadow chaser

    Hi there, I am from Slovak republic, Central Europe, 36 years old father of 7 years old gorgeous son and husband of my beautiful 34 years old wife...

    Started by shadowchaser, 04-20-2014 01:58 PM
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  19. DulcimerGal has passed.

    Just wanted to let those who knew her here and may not already know, DulcimerGal won her battle with cancer at 9:40 am, November 27. Rest in peace,...

    Started by MissMuffins, 11-29-2014 05:36 PM
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  20. scan results

    Just got my scan results after finishing my 12th and final round of Chemo. Good news ,Ned . And I thought I was going to.have to.do a maintenance...

    Started by cpep97, 12-11-2014 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-15-2014 07:43 PM Go to last post
  21. Exclamation Has anyone had a colectomy?

    I need a colectomy. My catch22 is my rectom and sphincter muscles are lazier than most though not frozen like much of large colon. So even if...

    Started by Vancouver-Girl, 12-14-2014 02:24 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-14-2014 04:03 PM Go to last post
  22. a couple questions about pain and colon cancer

    Hi all, since about April I have been having abdomen pains on the left side. I went to the doctor and told them some of the problems iwas having and...

    Started by skillets, 12-11-2014 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-14-2014 12:22 AM Go to last post
  23. Caring for mom.

    My mom had emergency surgery on Oct 19. She had been very sick and they said she had a blockage, then they said she had a mass in her small bowel. ...

    Started by lhannah3665, 12-12-2014 05:37 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-13-2014 05:37 PM Go to last post
  24. I have seen my appendix.

    It was my first post operation check up colonoscopy done yesterday evening at 6pm. The clean out prep doesn't get any any more fun but it would be...

    Started by Fourlegsgood, 12-10-2014 07:10 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-10-2014 08:01 PM Go to last post
  25. Exclamation :! Anyone share your experience having Subtotal Colectomy and Ileorectal Anastsmosis?

    Hi I'm new. I have redundant colon and colonic inertia. I was given 2 names from a top surgeon here of surgeries he thinks may fit me. ...

    Started by Vancouver-Girl, 12-10-2014 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-10-2014 10:40 AM Go to last post
  26. Worried and unsure

    Hi everyone, I feel a little foolish posting on here as there is probably nothing wrong but I am keen to get some insights into my situation. ...

    Started by L1984, 12-08-2014 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-10-2014 05:59 AM Go to last post
  27. Waiting for test results is so nerve racking!

    Hello all, so I am finished with my chemo YEAH! And now I have one more hurdle to get over and that is this damn hernia! I saw the surgeon and it...

    Started by Kobody, 12-09-2014 06:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-09-2014 09:28 AM Go to last post
  28. Bleeding with Zeloda and Avastin

    The first round I had moderate rectal bleeding with severe pain in stomach, side and back. Ended up in the ER. Got the second round yesterday,...

    Started by UglyStrike, 08-09-2014 03:05 PM
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  29. Cologuard Test

    Hello to everyone, I have not posted in a long time but always try to stop and check in to read and learn from threads that have been posted. ...

    Started by LO2369, 12-04-2014 06:30 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-05-2014 01:53 AM Go to last post
  30. And life goes on

    Kenny was calling for me at ten thirty this morn. He was still in bed, I was in living room. He had a severe pain in the left lung area around...

    Started by mojo, 10-11-2011 04:29 AM
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  31. Scan results are in

    We are pretty excited! The news keep getting better. Still no more activity in the colon and from 13 tumors in the liver down to 1 and shrinking....

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 11-15-2014 05:57 AM
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  32. FAP and pregnancy

    Hey everyone, I'm new around here. I'll keep it short...I've had FAP my entire life, and I've had all my colon removed over the years. Only...

    Started by winterfell, 12-02-2014 07:36 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-02-2014 03:47 PM Go to last post
  33. sigmoid colon adenocarcinoma

    Hi all, my grandpa, 80, is diagnosed with the colon cancer. I was not around when he get the report so I am not really clear about how serious is the...

    Started by sianghung, 12-02-2014 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-02-2014 03:45 PM Go to last post
  34. chemo break for the holiday

    Supposed to get round 12 this week bit since it's a holiday i.wanted to feel good so my dct let me take it off. It's feels so.good to get the extra...

    Started by cpep97, 11-26-2014 11:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-02-2014 12:58 AM Go to last post
  35. BobW Tomorrow

    I am having my sigmoid removed (resection) tomorrow morning at 8:30 am. I am scared poopless (pun intended). I hate the unknown and tomorrow (well...

    Started by Bob W, 09-03-2014 03:16 AM
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  36. Moved: Anal lump help?

    Started by thefighter, 11-29-2014 12:42 PM
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  37. MOM stage IV 7 years 7 mo.

    :smile:thank you for the response Reb and thank you Lucinda for your prayers -They just told mom yesterday that after several tests on the Liver that...

    Started by sheila, 09-29-2009 02:36 AM
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  38. Stivarga (Regorafenib) experiences

    Oh it's been a fun two weeks! When I last saw my oncologist two weeks ago he said his office would order the Stivarga, it would come in the...

    Started by DulcimerGal, 06-30-2014 02:02 PM
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  39. maitence chemo??

    I started out with stage 3b colon cancer and after 2 reoccurrences and 3 surgeries earlier this year I am now Finishing up with my 12 round of 5fu....

    Started by cpep97, 11-23-2014 11:33 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-24-2014 07:41 AM Go to last post
  40. Unhappy Dad's obstinance

    My dad just found out he has rectal cancer. Unfortunately due to his obstinance about seeing a doctor, we found out at stage four. I am fearful for...

    Started by veryconcerned14, 11-23-2014 09:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-24-2014 12:50 AM Go to last post
  41. diet for colon cancer

    Hello all, I am new to all of this and I have been researching good diets for stage four colon cancer .... any recommendations on what types of...

    Started by cyn877, 10-14-2014 11:19 AM
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    11-21-2014 08:08 PM Go to last post
  42. Annnnd we're off...!!!

    I am a huge fan of forums but I never imagined I would be part of this one. Nor, I suppose, did most of you. I've been lurking for a while and now...

    Started by Elderberry, 11-11-2014 07:26 AM
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    11-20-2014 01:40 PM Go to last post
  43. Father Rectal Cancer Stage IV?

    Hello Everyone, First of all, thank you for all the positive notes and vibes posted on this forum. My father had been diagnosed with rectal cancer...

    Started by anetacz, 12-10-2012 06:57 PM
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  44. Feeling helpless

    My Mom was diagnosed with rectal cancer in March 2012, had preop chemo and radiation and surgery (perm colostomy) in August 2012. In July we found...

    Started by Adv1213, 11-18-2014 01:26 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-18-2014 09:14 PM Go to last post
  45. Unhappy my mothers metastasis to liver,lungs -like a bad dream

    I have not been on the forums for a long time as this past year since my mothers two surgeries (temporary colostomy and reversal) along with numerous...

    Started by JoyceLinda, 11-10-2014 05:29 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-18-2014 10:51 AM Go to last post
  46. Question on colonoscopies

    I am new to the forums so bear with me. I am having constant belching, stomach bloating to the point of being hard to breath, constipation and...

    Started by Fastidious, 11-04-2014 02:47 AM
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  47. Relationship #of polyps/potential to be cancer

    My second routine colonoscopy revealed 24 polyps! (None just 5 years ago). Lab results due back Monday. I have had intermittent gastro issues (the...

    Started by Haliday, 11-07-2014 05:32 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-13-2014 08:58 AM Go to last post
  48. Is it really colon cancer?

    Hi I'm new to this forum, well to any forum really. This is my first so please be gentle on me. I'm not even sure how to begin this without sounding...

    Started by Galaxyofthestars_, 08-17-2014 05:37 PM
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    11-11-2014 03:40 PM Go to last post
  49. New concerns. Can anyone weigh in?

    Husband has been off the xeloda for a month to give his white and red counts a chance to rise. The red count did consistently but his white count has...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 11-07-2014 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 460
    11-11-2014 03:29 PM Go to last post

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