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  1. 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 07:48 PM
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  2. 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 01:46 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, 04-24-2012 11:58 PM
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  4. 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 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-11-2014 08:47 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 01:00 PM
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  6. 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 02:10 PM
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    06-25-2013 08:07 PM Go to last post
  1. post surgery infection

    My mom age 56 got diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in february 2014. Prior to this she had been diabetic for 8 years and had a mini stroke in oct...

    Started by lisamarie2014, Yesterday 03:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 121
    Today 11:37 AM Go to last post
  2. Mother, 54, recently diagnosed with colon cancer

    Hi all, First of all, I must say reading this forum has been one of the most powerful experiences of my life - there is so much positivity, vitality...

    Started by eriksp, 07-15-2014 09:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Today 05:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Newbie-Anyone with colostomy and rectovaginal fistula?

    It's a personal question, I know and I'm sorry. I need to ask some personal questions, so please keep that in mind. Thank you in advance!!

    Started by cherrob123, 07-09-2014 05:17 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 290
    Today 05:00 AM Go to last post
  4. Xeloda & Avastin

    Started Xeloda & Avastin on Friday. Nothing besides the normal chemo effects. Saturday felt good, got out shopped with the wife and I did some...

    Started by UglyStrike, Yesterday 01:12 PM
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  5. Moved: Just a bit worried, 17 years old

    Started by ChrisMilo, Yesterday 08:59 PM
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  6. 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 01:02 PM
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  7. Second dose of Y90 radiation complete.

    Today my husband finished his second dose of Y90 radioemobilation to the left lobe of his liver. Last month it was to the right lobe. We hope this...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 07-19-2014 04:12 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 02:54 PM Go to last post
  8. help! My mom just got diagnosed

    My mom is 62 years young and she just got diagnosed with colon cancer. They did a CT scan and blood work and doctor called today to say that her...

    Started by oneof3girls, 07-16-2014 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 342
    Yesterday 09:49 AM Go to last post
  9. Mum just diagnosed anal scc

    Hi all, New to this site, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kc recently separated from hubby caregiver to 2 children with asd and immune...

    Started by PrincessPeach14, 07-18-2014 03:32 AM
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    07-19-2014 12:02 PM Go to last post
  10. Colonoscopy USA cost as of 8/18/2010

    For those of you who asked how much colonoscopy cost in the USA Had a colonoscopy performed on Aug 18, 2010. Hospital located New York City...

    Started by mightymen, 09-10-2010 06:45 AM
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    07-18-2014 05:53 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 12:58 PM
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    07-17-2014 08:48 PM Go to last post
  12. Cancer I hate you

    Bummer. New set of scans shows liver mets doubled in size, lung mets grew, only peritoneal mets are stable. My new Oncologist, who I really like...

    Started by DulcimerGal, 06-20-2014 01:50 AM
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    • Replies: 20
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    07-17-2014 01:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Hello.


    Started by MissMuffins, 06-05-2013 12:28 AM
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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 02:01 PM
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  15. Anemia in early stage colon cancer?

    I posted here a few months ago about my mother's anemia. She was diagnosed with colon cancer two days ago. Needless to say, I'm devastated and...

    Started by jd8907, 06-19-2013 06:22 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    07-16-2014 09:10 PM Go to last post
  16. Doing the happy dance

    Just got out of the onco doc office and my hubby is still NED. We can breathe again. Thanks to all for listening giving great info and just...

    Started by Llupp, 07-08-2014 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 445
    07-16-2014 05:40 AM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs up Metastasized lung ca

    My primary ca is/was colon almost 3 years ago. I'm thinking now I should feel lucky I've lasted this long without major complications, but to...

    Started by EMHECHT, 07-14-2014 08:06 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 404
    07-16-2014 03:26 AM Go to last post
  18. Colon resection and colostomy reversal

    It has now been nearly a year since my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. When the large tumor in his sigmoid colon was discovered, the...

    Started by grade1teacher, 07-14-2014 01:53 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 350
    07-15-2014 10:51 PM Go to last post
  19. Stoma reversal nightmares

    Had LAR done for colorectal tumor May 16 2013. I also had an ileostomy at that same date and have a stoma. My Stoma reversal is scheduled for August...

    Started by Gartist, 06-28-2014 05:10 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 458
    07-15-2014 04:41 AM Go to last post
  20. Feeling nervous.

    First of all I do have a doctor's appointment scheduled on Monday but I've been living in dread for the past two weeks. From mid-May to mid-June I...

    Started by ShellBelle, 07-13-2014 03:36 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 372
    07-14-2014 10:45 PM Go to last post
  21. Cancer took another wonderful person; my dad

    On July 1st, I lost my dad to colon cancer. He fought hard for 18 months after his diagnosis. He was an amazing grandfather and an amazing father and...

    Started by Joceku4, 07-05-2014 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 522
    07-12-2014 02:17 AM Go to last post
  22. 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 05:57 PM
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    07-12-2014 12:04 AM Go to last post
  23. please help, my husband is bleeding again

    Hi I hope someone can help me. im convinced my husband has bowel cancer. a couple of years ago he had bleeding from hs rectum, went to doctor she...

    Started by emma-jane, 07-10-2014 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 309
    07-11-2014 02:58 PM Go to last post
  24. Xeloda question

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone needs to take their anti nausea medication while taking xeloda? It is chemo after all, but a much lighter dose. Just...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 07-10-2014 05:44 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 177
    07-10-2014 10:46 PM Go to last post
  25. Hubby Has Stage 4 Colon Cancer!

    We live here by the beach in Ventura, CA...married to my best friend for 18 years! 3 months ago he started loosing weight, couldn't poop....I am...

    Started by Sammy4me, 06-26-2014 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 768
    07-10-2014 03:48 AM Go to last post
  26. Mother in law with reoccurrent colon cancer

    Hello, I'm new to this forum but not to cancer. My grandfather died of melenonma in 95, my mom died of lung cancer in 02, and my grandmother is...

    Started by Pinktaurus732, 11-06-2013 05:32 PM
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    07-09-2014 09:40 PM Go to last post
  27. Amazing PET scan results. Hope for stage 4

    Some of you may know that back in November my husband was given two weeks to live. He just finished his 12th round of folfox and a PET CT was done. ...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 05-21-2014 06:34 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,146
    07-09-2014 04:58 AM Go to last post
  28. Third Liver Resection in the Books

    I am home 2 days early. The surgery went well, though not as expected. The not as expected part about gave my wife a heart attack. We were led...

    Started by UglyStrike, 06-14-2014 08:19 PM
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    07-09-2014 03:27 AM Go to last post
  29. question about ct scans while on chemo?

    Hi all, please answer if you can. My Hubby had a ct scan May 14th and started IV and oral chemo June 11th. His oncologist had ordered the first ct...

    Started by clemmarie, 06-24-2014 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    07-07-2014 09:59 PM Go to last post
  30. Is it ever over? Going on living with cancer.

    Just wondering how everyone copes with the treatments and their various side effects? I don't think my husband is handling it all very well. He keeps...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 07-07-2014 06:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-07-2014 08:35 PM Go to last post
  31. Waiting for results is horrible!

    Howdy! Wow - it's been a rough 2 months. My husband had a colonoscopy 2 months ago and we were told he had cancer by the first doctor who sent us...

    Started by SamSue, 07-04-2014 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    07-07-2014 06:01 PM Go to last post
  32. Newly diagnosed but complications due to heart and lung problems

    Hi, Just been diagnosed with colon cancer. Unfortunately I am taking medication called clopidogrel which thins the blood and could create a...

    Started by Dynos235, 07-03-2014 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 340
    07-07-2014 02:26 AM Go to last post
  33. Never posted before

    I found out January 2013 that I had colon cancer it has been such a hard journey. Jan 30 Surgery to take the tumor out. Three days later a leak in...

    Started by Julie w, 02-20-2014 04:54 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 767
    07-07-2014 12:53 AM Go to last post
  34. Please share your experiences about Pelvic Radiation

    Well, after finishing my Folfiri/Avastin cocktail the end of February I enjoyed a nice 8 week break with my family. April 30, I went in for surgery...

    Started by Alllison, 05-22-2014 09:24 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    07-03-2014 03:35 PM Go to last post
  35. Very concerning stage 4 colon cancer situation - my mom

    My mom was dx with stage 4 colon cancer. 4 weeks ago she was perfectly alright, shes a young 58 It hit her pretty bad and so fast we are all in shock...

    Started by RenoLevi, 06-27-2014 07:06 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-30-2014 11:13 PM Go to last post
  36. Xeloda night sweats?

    Hi all, Hubby is out week two from Y90 radiation, but also xeloda. He has been awake all night from night sweats. He can't even get at decent...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 06-29-2014 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-30-2014 12:32 PM Go to last post
  37. Pet scan

    Hi everyone...This is Jeannette again....Sammy will be getting his PET SCAN on July 3rd....(lovely) will we know the results right then & there or do...

    Started by Sammy4me, 06-28-2014 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 217
    06-29-2014 03:01 AM Go to last post
  38. Y90 emobilization done. This is a tough one.

    Well, hubby had the Y90 radiation spheres implanted yesterday. It requires an overnight hospital stay. We were told he would feel flu like symptoms...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 06-14-2014 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 627
    06-28-2014 12:53 PM Go to last post
  39. Walter

    Hi All, I have been reading the posts and finally thought to take the plunge. I also must admit that I feel a little 'Alice' like, looking glass...

    Started by Walterj7, 06-20-2014 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-27-2014 02:04 PM Go to last post
  40. Colon Cancer- Regarding starting time of Chemotherapy post surgery

    Hello Friends, I need your help to clear my doubts about Colon cancer. My father underwent surgery on 11th June and doctors found that he had...

    Started by ManishKalsi, 06-26-2014 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 309
    06-27-2014 05:17 AM Go to last post
  41. Dad- can't walk

    Hi all, Background- dad diagnosed with Stage IV last Jan, did chemo, still spread. Doc said no point anymore. Now, he can't walk without help. A...

    Started by Joceku4, 06-23-2014 04:33 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 317
    06-24-2014 01:57 AM Go to last post
  42. End of life care at home

    My husband is receiving end of life palliative care at home. He is in the latter stages of rectal cancer which was inoperable because he didn't go...

    Started by Sue McNeela, 06-03-2014 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,088
    06-24-2014 01:55 AM Go to last post
  43. Quick question about stoma reversal

    How long have people had to wait after their chemotherapy has finished before they have had their stoma reversal operation? I'm on a 6 cycle...

    Started by PFR, 06-22-2014 05:35 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 349
    06-23-2014 10:41 PM Go to last post
  44. spinal anaesthesia?

    Hi everyone, Im in for a right colectomy on Thursday morning. The anaesthetist this morning said that he wants to give me a spinal as well as the...

    Started by NigK, 06-17-2014 02:42 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 557
    06-22-2014 02:03 PM Go to last post
  45. Stage IIIA post surgery -

    66 - retired - how long will I be out of commission with radiation and chemo. I saw the radiation doc today and do not even get close to starting it...

    Started by midgeeteacher, 06-12-2014 06:29 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 535
    06-21-2014 04:34 AM Go to last post
  46. Now it is in his liver

    It had been sometime since I have been on this forum. My dear husband went through chemo/radiation after surgery to remove the rectal tumor. He just...

    Started by clemmarie, 06-06-2014 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 772
    06-20-2014 12:36 AM Go to last post
  47. Have arrive at the the xeloda stage. What to expect?

    Hello all, we have finally (well almost) made it to the maintenance stage. Oncologist seems fairly confident that hubby's Y90 procedure will put a...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 06-16-2014 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 495
    06-18-2014 01:13 AM Go to last post
  48. What's happened to him?

    Since my husband finished chemo, (his is scheduled for radioemobilization tomorrow) for the past couple of months he has been very emotional. Has...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 06-11-2014 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 657
    06-17-2014 08:34 PM Go to last post
  49. OT Happy Fathers Day

    Here in the US, Hallmark came up with this to sell more cards in June at $5 a pop. The gesture is nice though and although I am at work now hours...

    Started by esk2poo, 06-15-2014 09:50 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 241
    06-17-2014 08:30 PM Go to last post
  50. Happy Father's Day!

    I would like to wish all fathers, the ones with us and to the ones who have left us but are still here in sprit a very happy Father's Day! Do...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 06-15-2014 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 205
    06-15-2014 08:20 PM Go to last post

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