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Forum: Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer Forum

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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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    12-18-2014 07:43 PM Go to last post
  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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    12-16-2014 05:40 PM Go to last post
  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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    12-18-2013 11:16 PM Go to last post
  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. my father liver cancer spreaded from colon cancer - HELP FOR E.COLI bactery

    Last year, 1st of Jan, 2014 my father was colon cancer and had a operation and seen that had mets from colon to liver. 12 months passed, he had...

    Started by bistroman, Yesterday 07:32 AM
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    Today 02:39 PM Go to last post
  2. ADVICE NEEDED... sort of urgent....

    Dear friends, few days ago we managed to set an appoitment with senior surgeon from another hospital in our town. The appointment was today. He is...

    Started by shadowchaser, Yesterday 05:08 PM
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    Today 02:36 PM Go to last post
  3. Happy Dance

    Yesterday we have an appt. with onco hubby is still NED (no enemy detected) . Woo Hoo I was hesitate to post due to all bad news. We are free until...

    Started by Llupp, 01-25-2015 03:31 AM
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    Today 02:03 PM Go to last post
  4. Erbitux monotherapy

    Hi friends, my dw is about to start erbitux monotherapy - estimated time two or three months. She had 3 months of Xelirinox, 4 months of Xeliri...

    Started by shadowchaser, 01-23-2015 01:27 PM
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    Yesterday 06:54 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. I'm goin' in, or how to lose a pound or more for only a few thousand dollars.

    Kidney is coming out in the morning, the one remaining seems to be doing pretty well. I was doing OK until a co-worker said she heard that kidney...

    Started by Buzzard, 01-19-2015 11:07 PM
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    01-25-2015 02:19 AM Go to last post
  7. Local recurrence.

    I posted previously asking if it is a recurrence for my father who had stage 2b colerectal tumor mass removed in Aug 2013 and colostomy placed...

    Started by kony, 05-01-2014 04:14 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-23-2015 08:52 PM Go to last post
  8. advice needed

    Hi all my mom was diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer stage 3 about 5 months ago she started the chemotherapy Xeloda tablets and a chemotherapy...

    Started by egyman, 01-22-2015 11:43 AM
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    01-22-2015 05:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Celebrate Celebrate -- 10 years with Stage IV -- WooHoo!!!!!!!!

    I am so excited to make this post. My Carolina Cowboy had his first colonoscopy 10 years ago today. Originally was told he had IIIC but after Pet and...

    Started by wytyspy, 01-11-2015 01:46 AM
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    01-22-2015 04:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Thumbs down What else could it be ?

    Hi all, First of all, what a wonderful forum for all those who are suffering with Bowel Cancer or know someone who is - Just want to say it's a...

    Started by Liquidic3, 01-22-2015 02:22 PM
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    01-22-2015 04:38 PM Go to last post
  11. Update on husband with stage 4 colon cancer

    My husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer in May, 2014 and then diagnosed with peritoneal mets in September, 2014. In October the oncologist...

    Started by CeeBo, 01-19-2015 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-20-2015 12:40 AM Go to last post
  12. Caregiver/spouse new to forum

    This is my first post here. It is however not the first time I have visited this website. Cancer forum has been a part of my life for the last 2...

    Started by Bluebellnky, 01-14-2015 12:25 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    01-18-2015 01:44 PM Go to last post
  13. Rushed to ER Dec 26 NOT my appendix

    Read some other posts and I feel shamefully lucky, because I didn't know I had colon cancer. Family took me to the emergency room day after...

    Started by MsTravis, 01-16-2013 11:47 PM
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  14. 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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    01-16-2015 07:30 PM Go to last post
  15. Adjuvant Chemo or not?

    My 32 year old son was diagnosed with upper rectal Cancer back in July. Originally staged at a T3n0mo, after chemo radiation treatment and subsequent...

    Started by dolfanjulio, 01-10-2015 01:44 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-16-2015 12:36 AM Go to last post
  16. Introduction and Questions

    My DH (age 66) had been feeling bad for a few months (tired, out of breath when walking up stairs, etc.) and he went to the doctor (hardly ever goes...

    Started by MissViv, 01-04-2015 06:08 PM
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    01-15-2015 04:02 AM Go to last post
  17. worried daughter

    my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer 2 months ago and immediately started on chemo (Xeloda) and radiation. She was staged 2 or 3, I"m learning that...

    Started by SanDiego411, 01-14-2015 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-14-2015 10:20 PM Go to last post
  18. xeloda vs. folfox

    i wonder who had experience on which is better....i have been recently diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer...any advice would be appreciated...

    Started by chris196, 12-13-2011 01:21 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    01-14-2015 07:03 PM Go to last post
  19. 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: 3
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    01-14-2015 02:49 AM Go to last post
  20. Could you do it?

    New to this site but would like to post a question/situation.... My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer 2 years ago. They were able...

    Started by pamik, 11-30-2004 02:05 AM
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    01-13-2015 09:51 PM Go to last post
  21. Out of touch the past month/ new scans not good/ has anyone heard from Dulcimergirl?

    Had my 3 month scan on November and a tiny soft tissue suspect spot has shown up anterior to my ascending colon. Time for another round - boo...

    Started by Alllison, 12-22-2014 06:13 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-13-2015 01:31 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 17
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    01-11-2015 09:46 PM Go to last post
  23. Help With Symptoms, Sorry for details

    Hi, I'm really wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience as me. A couple of years a go I had bright red bleeding from the rectum every...

    Started by worriedman, 12-22-2014 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-11-2015 03:55 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    01-11-2015 01:31 AM Go to last post
  25. Help please. comments appreciated

    Ok. I'm 27 years old. I have been having problems. Specifically being ... My stool is ribbon like serious cramping started on my left side for sone...

    Started by davidfarmer, 01-01-2015 11:37 PM
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    01-09-2015 09:21 PM Go to last post
  26. Thumbs up Hello

    I was diagnosed on 10/15/2014 with stage for colon cancer. The cancer got into some bones and my liver. My doctor gives me 3 Ė 5 years with chemo....

    Started by roadrunner72, 01-07-2015 03:38 PM
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    01-09-2015 06:57 PM Go to last post
  27. 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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  28. New here.....guess I just need to vent and not feel alone anymore.

    I vowed I wouldn't ever come on a forum again because 7 years ago when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 rectal cancer I didn't want all the boo hoo's and...

    Started by Profireman35, 01-08-2015 10:39 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-09-2015 02:46 PM Go to last post
  29. 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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    01-03-2015 08:27 PM Go to last post
  30. Confused about colonscopy diagnosis

    Due to bright bleeding, I went in for 2nd colonscopy. The first colonscopy found hemorrhoids, as did the second one I had today. The last...

    Started by mike082102, 12-22-2014 07:18 PM
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    01-02-2015 09:32 PM Go to last post
  31. When there are no more options stage...IV Colon Cancer

    This is really more of a vent as I have very few people to talk to who really understand the severity of the situation. My father (age 64) was...

    Started by Trakiy, 12-28-2014 07:24 PM
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    01-02-2015 07:05 PM Go to last post
  32. Merry Christmas

    Whether you are dealing with advanced cancer, hoping it doesn't come back, or have been NED for many years, I hope that you are able to enjoy the...

    Started by Buzzard, 12-24-2014 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-02-2015 07:02 PM Go to last post
  33. Happy New Year!!!

    I will take this moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

    Started by UglyStrike, 01-01-2015 04:26 AM
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    01-02-2015 06:55 PM Go to last post
  34. Does anyone survive stage 4?

    All cancer in any stage is horrible. But for those of us here who are battling stage 4, can I just ask, how are you all doing? How long can we really...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 11-07-2014 09:35 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    12-31-2014 09:04 AM Go to last post
  35. 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: 14
    • Views: 1,012
    12-31-2014 06:21 AM Go to last post
  36. UglyStrike Merry Christmas

    Thought I would update now that I have celebrated my third Christmas since I was diagnosed Stage 4. I am working everyday right now and generally...

    Started by UglyStrike, 12-25-2014 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-27-2014 10:38 PM Go to last post
  37. 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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    12-26-2014 11:48 PM Go to last post
  38. 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, 12-21-2014 04:23 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-22-2014 02:33 AM Go to last post
  39. 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: 10
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    12-22-2014 12:36 AM Go to last post
  40. 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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  41. 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
    • Replies: 13
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    12-21-2014 06:47 PM Go to last post
  42. 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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    12-21-2014 07:51 AM Go to last post
  43. 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
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 787
    12-21-2014 04:44 AM Go to last post
  44. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    12-19-2014 12:56 AM Go to last post
  45. 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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  46. 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
  47. 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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    12-17-2014 03:20 PM Go to last post
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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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    12-16-2014 08:47 AM Go to last post

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