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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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 08:59 PM
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    12-16-2014 05:40 PM Go to last post
  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 07:04 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 01:00 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. Tumor Found in Colon

    Hello, I am new here. I am one of those people who uses google for more information. This gets me all worked up and even more depressed. I am in...

    Started by SadandScared, 04-04-2015 01:19 PM
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  2. FODMAP Diet for post operative symptoms

    Just wanted to share the great success I have had with the FODMAP diet in controlling my diahhorea, wind, gas and bloating that I have had since...

    Started by squiddily, Yesterday 09:03 PM
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  3. 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 03:14 AM
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  4. Interesting Update

    With all the not so good news lately I have not really been updating about the Strike household. Two weeks ago I had scans and they came back...

    Started by UglyStrike, 03-22-2015 11:14 AM
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    04-23-2015 10:31 PM Go to last post
  5. My Chemo Journey

    Hello everyone, I've read other chemo diaries on here and think it's a great idea, so I'll follow suit. PowerPort surgery was early Tuesday...

    Started by Sue_2015, 04-23-2015 08:51 AM
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    04-23-2015 07:20 PM Go to last post
  6. Anyone have Good News to Share??

    Hi my Friends, I have been away from the forum for about a week as my father passed away. He lived a long and blessed life. He had his mind and...

    Started by wytyspy, 03-24-2015 05:53 PM
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    04-23-2015 05:50 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Just found this site and searching for answers.

    Last week I had a CT scan of my lungs because about 7 months ago I had pneumonia and my GP wanted a follow up test. My lungs are great but the scan...

    Started by Sue_2015, 02-27-2015 12:45 AM
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    04-23-2015 05:49 PM Go to last post
  8. Stage 2a colon cancer

    In September 2014 I was having a lot of abdominal pain, spasms and cramping on the left side. I also had thin bowel movements and dark red rectal...

    Started by DarknessEmbraced, 04-18-2015 09:33 PM
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  9. Goodbye and Godspeed

    Woke up Wednesday morning with a renal failure that will, sadly be fatal. I will hang around for a few more weeks, but the die would seem to be set....

    Started by Buzzard, 03-22-2015 03:16 AM
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    04-23-2015 04:09 AM Go to last post
  10. New member question for wytspy please.

    Hello , I have just joined this forum and if possible I was reading wytspy post about your Husbands cancer experience. I know that he has...

    Started by Gigipa, 04-07-2015 04:55 AM
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    04-22-2015 08:36 PM Go to last post
  11. Surgery in the morning

    Hello all, Tomorrow is the big day. Major liver resection and ablation, colon tumor removal, and gall bladder removal. The surgery is expected to...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 03-16-2015 04:33 AM
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    04-22-2015 08:34 PM Go to last post
  12. Sacral nerve stimulation surgery

    Hi guys, I have been offered this by my colorectal surgeon after 16 months post resection. Has anyone else had it and can they tell me their...

    Started by squiddily, 04-20-2015 09:44 AM
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    04-21-2015 07:00 AM Go to last post
  13. Lap band following Colon Resection... Has anyone done this?

    Hi guys, I'm back. Been away for over a year while I have been recovering from my colon resection which seemed to take forever but I'm so glad to...

    Started by squiddily, 04-20-2015 09:42 AM
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    04-20-2015 12:37 PM Go to last post
  14. 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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    04-17-2015 12:12 AM Go to last post
  15. About to Start Stivarga (Regorafenib)

    I haven't posted in a while because I've been taking care of my dad's medical problems and his business, and he recently passed away, so have been...

    Started by Kzinti, 05-16-2013 03:47 AM
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    04-14-2015 11:44 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
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    04-14-2015 12:16 AM Go to last post
  17. Up all night wondering, kind of quiet around here...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gFnCwVqbWs

    Started by Bob W, 03-31-2015 02:19 PM
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    04-12-2015 10:19 PM Go to last post
  18. Hi! New to the site

    Hi all! Great to have found this site. Looking for a little advice. I was diagnosed in Sept of 2012, and had a resection that same month. Path...

    Started by Pur54, 04-11-2015 07:50 PM
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    04-12-2015 06:20 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. Major Cancer Center Info Needed

    My husband has stage 4 colon cancer with mets to liver, lung, and peritoneum (see signature). He's been responding positively to FOLFIRI and Avastin...

    Started by CeeBo, 04-01-2015 02:22 AM
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  21. New to forum

    Hi all, not sure where to even start. I'm a 41 yr old husband and father of three. In December 2014 was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, had...

    Started by paul73, 03-18-2015 03:27 AM
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    03-27-2015 11:02 PM Go to last post
  22. 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 03:29 AM
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  23. Question Ileostomy reversal

    Hi folks! Long-time reader, first-time poster here. ;-) Best wishes to everyone, cancer patients and caretakers alike! After completing...

    Started by kvadrat, 03-25-2015 04:20 AM
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    03-27-2015 07:45 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
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  25. Today we are starting radiation!

    :( Today we are starting down a new treatment path. Tumors in lungs are slowly growing. We are having radiation to two of the numerous tumors in the...

    Started by wytyspy, 03-02-2015 02:17 PM
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  26. Not connected to my CRC but on a lighter note....

    For them what needs it I have a bit if a tale. My CRC seems to be done (for now) so we are looking to deal with other things. I have been near deaf...

    Started by Bob W, 03-04-2015 01:56 AM
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    03-25-2015 02:38 AM Go to last post
  27. new ct scan, dealing with the news

    Hi all, My dh had the follow up ct scan and the oncologist said the tumors are growing again. Plus there are new tumors. There are 13 in right...

    Started by clemmarie, 03-21-2015 05:09 PM
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  28. Dad just diagnosed with terminal cancer

    Hello everyone, My Dad was just diagnosed with intestinal cancer that has spread into his bones. I do not live by him and and leaving next week...

    Started by daisymays, 03-15-2015 10:30 PM
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  29. Vectibix

    My husband's doctor added Vectibix (panitumumab) to his chemo yesterday. Does anyone here have any experience with Vectibix? Side effects? Success...

    Started by grade1teacher, 03-24-2015 02:59 PM
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  30. Small bowel moved after surgery

    Hello Everyone....I'm one of the very lucky ones--so far. Had laparoscopic surgery last June to remove my rectum after chemo, radiation and then had...

    Started by brooksy, 03-16-2015 07:06 PM
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    03-20-2015 11:53 PM Go to last post
  31. New scan results. Hope for all!

    A year and a half ago. My husband. Diagnosed stage 4, not a surgical candidate as liver was too full of tumor. Some of you are familiar with our...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 03-04-2015 08:47 PM
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  32. Ct scan results

    Hello again, so I saw my oncologist this morning and he already had my results back. I just had the scan on Friday so that was fast. He said my scan...

    Started by Kobody, 03-09-2015 09:37 PM
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  33. Red face ct scan today and hello.

    Hello there! It's been a while since I've wrote anything so I thought I'd say hi and give an update. I have been healing from this darn double hernia...

    Started by Kobody, 03-06-2015 04:25 PM
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    03-07-2015 10:09 PM Go to last post
  34. 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
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  35. Looking for surgeon in Boston area for rectal cancer?

    Hi, Hoping I can get some recommendations for a surgeon for rectal cancer in the Boston area. I live in VA and just finished 28 radiation/xeloda...

    Started by Horsemom8, 03-02-2015 05:04 PM
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    03-04-2015 01:29 PM Go to last post
  36. 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
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  37. 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, 02-28-2015 07:47 PM
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    03-03-2015 06:25 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
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    03-02-2015 02:09 PM Go to last post
  39. 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
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    03-02-2015 01:59 PM Go to last post
  40. Hello.

    xxxxxxxxxx

    Started by MissMuffins, 06-05-2013 12:28 AM
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  41. 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
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  42. 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
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    02-25-2015 12:42 AM Go to last post
  43. 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
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    02-23-2015 11:40 PM Go to last post
  44. 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
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  45. 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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    02-23-2015 11:42 AM Go to last post
  46. 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
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  47. 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
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    02-19-2015 03:09 AM Go to last post
  48. 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
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  49. 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
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    02-18-2015 01:59 AM Go to last post
  50. 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
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    02-18-2015 01:57 AM Go to last post

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