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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 08:48 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 02:46 PM
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    12-18-2014 07:43 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    12-16-2014 05:40 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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
  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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    06-25-2013 09:07 PM Go to last post
  1. Confused

    Hi, last Thursday 2/12 I went in for routine colonoscopy. When finished the GI told me I had a mass/tumor and that it was cancer and he was not able...

    Started by DazyJane, 02-19-2015 06:38 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 707
    Today 03:51 AM Go to last post
  2. Well, this scan wasn't good news

    As part of the screening for the clinical trial, the doc ordered us a new PET scan. I guess the good news is that the lung nodules only showed slight...

    Started by Buzzard, 02-25-2015 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 425
    Today 03:19 AM Go to last post
  3. anyone see this

    I was watching a show on HBO called vice. They were talking about using virus therapy to cure cancer . They were using measles the cold virus and...

    Started by cpep97, Yesterday 07:47 PM
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  4. 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, 01-26-2015 05:08 PM
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  5. Waiting for pathology report

    Hi I'm new here. I had my colonoscopy done last week since I just turned 50 thought I needed it. The doc told my husband that he took out most of a...

    Started by Artsylois, 02-15-2015 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 466
    02-27-2015 12:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Who has KRAS wild type mutation?

    Just wondering who has this specific KRAS gene? Not the mutated form but wild type? And have the treatments that are targeted therapies for this type...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 02-23-2015 03:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-26-2015 01:06 AM Go to last post
  7. my wife has chosen to take the chemo for bowel stage 2....toughest decision ever

    ......her treatments start this week, but she has not felt well, her family doctor has been out of town, and the cancer treatment center has really...

    Started by great grandfather, 02-23-2015 04:56 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-25-2015 12:42 AM Go to last post
  8. Cancer strikes a family twice in less then a year.

    My family has been through its own personal hell since March 2013. My father was diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma with mets to his liver. He was on...

    Started by shanonrose1972, 02-23-2015 03:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-23-2015 11:40 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. Interesting reaction at the docs office yesterday

    Went in for more of a status update than anything else, since I'm not getting regular chemo anymore until I can get going on the clinical trial at...

    Started by Buzzard, 02-13-2015 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    02-23-2015 03:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Hope All in the Storms Are Well

    We got @ 12" at my house. Cold temps and strong wind meant serious drifts and that has made today fun digging out. Oh the joy of having a child...

    Started by UglyStrike, 02-17-2015 08:30 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 418
    02-23-2015 12:35 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Replies: 11
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    02-23-2015 11:42 AM Go to last post
  13. Latest scan not so good

    I visit this forum a couple of times a week, just to see how everyone is doing, and I occasionally comment, but it has been awhile since I have...

    Started by grade1teacher, 02-10-2015 12:50 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-19-2015 04:11 PM Go to last post
  14. Rigid Scope

    Hi Everyone, I've been reading pasts posts and am heartened by all of the good advice and wishes from everyone. I have rectal cancer T1NO with no...

    Started by fuzzysocks12, 02-17-2015 11:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 314
    02-19-2015 03:09 AM Go to last post
  15. New first on this journey

    Hubby has decided to do radiation after consults with pulmonary and radiation oncologists. Tumors are growing and one is obstructing his bronchial...

    Started by wytyspy, 02-09-2015 07:28 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-18-2015 02:03 AM Go to last post
  16. Not too surprised

    We had scans/labs two weeks after celebrating our 10 year anniversary of living with this terrible beast! Not good news but I suppose could be ...

    Started by wytyspy, 02-06-2015 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 494
    02-18-2015 01:59 AM Go to last post
  17. rectal cancer

    gm. I am a 58 year old female who just spent 4 years taking care of my husband with ALS-Lou Gehrigs disease. He passed on my birtred hday in May. ...

    Started by hrdlyfound, 02-15-2015 04:57 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-18-2015 01:57 AM Go to last post
  18. Unhappy Concerned About Colon Cancer

    Hello Guys, First of all,Im an 18 years old male and a non-native English speaker who's still learning English so the sentences I'm gonna write may...

    Started by samskeyti, 02-15-2015 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-17-2015 03:48 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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    02-15-2015 06:16 AM Go to last post
  20. He quit talking

    My husband, always the happy go lucky positive guy. Always. Even during his first year after diagnosis. Lately, I don't seem to exist. He doesn't...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 02-06-2015 05:48 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 981
    02-14-2015 10:48 PM Go to last post
  21. How do I get my doctor to take me seriously?

    I have went to three doctors thus far, and all of them refuse to give me the test I so desperately need or refer me to a GI doctor. One doctor said I...

    Started by TML1991, 02-14-2015 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-14-2015 10:24 PM Go to last post
  22. Nervous Newbie

    I'm a 56 year old male with a history of colon cancer in my family (father). I've been getting routine colonoscopies on a 5 year basis. I was just...

    Started by huffy2k, 02-11-2015 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-14-2015 05:55 PM Go to last post
  23. any comments on using diatemacous earth or chaka mushrooms ?

    any comments on using these alternatives ?.....diatemacous earth or chaka mushrooms

    Started by great grandfather, 01-31-2015 08:15 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    02-10-2015 08:12 PM Go to last post
  24. SIRT procedure

    My first post here. Stage IV colorectal cancer. 49 years old. Just finished 11th Chemo treatment. 3 liver lesions measuring 7 MM or less. They...

    Started by mike49, 02-07-2015 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 420
    02-09-2015 11:38 PM Go to last post
  25. Cancer, you sneaky SOB

    Went for my follow up with the surgeon yesterday, it was nice to get the staples pulled and find out that I could have been showering all along even...

    Started by Buzzard, 02-05-2015 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 616
    02-09-2015 07:16 PM Go to last post
  26. Smile Peritoneal mets from colon cancer

    My husband was recently diagnosed with peritoneal metastasis. Has anyone else ever been diagnosed with that? He also has liver mets. He was first...

    Started by CeeBo, 09-18-2014 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-09-2015 07:02 PM Go to last post
  27. 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: 8
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    02-06-2015 07:13 AM Go to last post
  28. 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
    • Replies: 19
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    02-04-2015 04:26 PM Go to last post
  29. OHH the Horro!!!

    Well I had a Ostomy behaving badly, day today. Oscar (my ostomy) felt the need to express his desire to be a free range stomy today. Normally we...

    Started by UglyStrike, 02-03-2015 11:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-04-2015 04:01 PM Go to last post
  30. 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, 01-26-2015 07:32 AM
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    02-03-2015 12:48 AM Go to last post
  31. 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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  32. my wife just had a large stage 2 tumor removed from her bowel.....chemo or not ?

    she is so confused.....they will not recommend chemo for stage 2 bowel cancer, but offer it.....she is so confused and scared....any suggestions...

    Started by great grandfather, 01-30-2015 06:30 PM
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    02-02-2015 04:22 PM Go to last post
  33. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    02-01-2015 07:27 AM Go to last post
  34. 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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    01-27-2015 06:33 PM Go to last post
  35. 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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    01-27-2015 06:16 PM Go to last post
  36. 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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    01-26-2015 06:54 AM Go to last post
  37. 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
  38. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    01-22-2015 05:57 PM Go to last post
  39. 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
    • Views: 630
    01-20-2015 12:40 AM Go to last post
  40. 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
  41. 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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    01-16-2015 09:39 PM Go to last post
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
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    01-14-2015 07:03 PM Go to last post
  46. 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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  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
    • Views: 890
    01-11-2015 03:55 PM Go to last post
  50. 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
    • Views: 796
    01-11-2015 01:31 AM Go to last post

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