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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 07:48 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 07:59 PM
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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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  1. 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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  2. Question for anyone who has had a colostomy reversal

    My husband's surgery was Tuesday. It is now Thursday, and they are saying he can't have anything to eat or drink until he is passing gas. How long...

    Started by grade1teacher, 08-21-2014 07:17 PM
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    Yesterday 11:53 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 04:37 PM
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    Yesterday 11:45 PM Go to last post
  4. Just need to chat

    Hello, I'm just needing to write and get my anxiety in check. I am having my liver resection on August 13th and it's all hitting me now. I have so...

    Started by Kobody, 08-04-2014 06:06 AM
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  5. side effects of Avastin and Folfox

    My mom is starting Avastin and Folfox... Can anyone share any side effects you had with these? Thanks for any advice!

    Started by oneof3girls, 08-06-2014 10:19 PM
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  6. Need Support/Advice - Dad has stage 4 colon cancer

    I joined this forum looking for support, I'm one of the caregivers for my dad (age 61) who has stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to his liver,...

    Started by justgege, 08-21-2014 11:51 AM
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    08-21-2014 11:46 PM Go to last post
  7. My husband's surgery

    It has now been one year since my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. After PET scans, CT scans, MRIs, a colostomy, and 10 months of...

    Started by grade1teacher, 08-18-2014 02:17 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    08-21-2014 07:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Seeking wisdom, advice, knowledge

    My mother received results back on 8/11/14 she has stage 4 colorectal caner (adenocarcinoma colon). She was ordered to undergo a HIPEC procedure...

    Started by amass, 08-17-2014 11:40 PM
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    08-21-2014 06:23 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    08-20-2014 02:03 PM Go to last post
  10. Good Scans

    Had my CT of abdomen/pelvis week before last and I am NED. Happy girl :) Ready to enjoy a fun fall with the hubby and kiddos before my next scan in...

    Started by Alllison, 08-20-2014 05:30 AM
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    08-20-2014 01:57 PM Go to last post
  11. Life expectancy stage 4?

    Hi everyone, I'm wondering if someone with personal experience or knowledge may be able to help me. I know that every case is different and I'm...

    Started by zara23, 08-19-2014 02:21 PM
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    08-20-2014 01:29 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 02:05 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    08-19-2014 07:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Juncture of small intestine and large intestine stage VI

    My wife is 59 and has stage 4 coloret cancer which has spread to the peritonium. After surgery she took chemo Folvox plus urbitax for 2 months then...

    Started by kyshing, 08-15-2014 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-18-2014 03:05 PM Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. Denial, anger and pain..

    Hello everyone, like many I am new here. I would like to extend my most honest and heartfelt empathy to all people who are suffering and have...

    Started by michaeldurban, 02-22-2012 10:09 AM
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    08-17-2014 05:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Caregiver and/or spouse question

    Anyone living with a CRC patient who has been scared into having their colonoscopy too early? Well I don't know if 4 years after my first clean one...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 08-08-2014 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-14-2014 05:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Newbie Caregiver

    Hi, As much as I hate to be here, I'm glad I found this site. My 78 year old mother was diagnosed with stage 4 in July. She had a perforated...

    Started by PureTcrazy, 09-08-2013 05:36 PM
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    08-12-2014 02:40 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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    08-10-2014 10:35 PM Go to last post
  19. 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: 15
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    08-07-2014 02:29 AM Go to last post
  20. 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: 12
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    08-06-2014 06:15 PM Go to last post
  21. Question Ileostomy reconnection

    Hi: I get a ileostomy reversal and stoma hernia operated on Sep 17; after 6 months of bag use; falling off; leaks etc. Now the surgeon grounds me...

    Started by bob3519, 07-26-2014 04:40 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-04-2014 12:01 PM Go to last post
  22. Dad diagnosed with Stage 4 CRC with brain mets

    Is there any hope for CRC with brain mets. Doc says we cant do much. I live in india, Dad has had his first course of chemo, he was given Oxaliplatin...

    Started by garima23, 08-03-2014 01:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-03-2014 08:04 PM Go to last post
  23. 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, 07-21-2014 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    08-02-2014 10:53 PM Go to last post
  24. Detecting Colon cancer without colonoscopy

    Hi, I just found out that my insurance only covers colonoscopy for patients age 50 or higher and I am only 22 and can't afford it right now. I know...

    Started by ravid32, 08-01-2014 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-02-2014 10:25 PM Go to last post
  25. Hello.

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    Started by MissMuffins, 06-05-2013 12:28 AM
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  26. Liver Metastases

    Hello everyone, 2012 my mom was diagnosed with rectal cancer had surgery and was told her margins are clear. They chose not to follow up the...

    Started by Adv1213, 07-30-2014 05:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-31-2014 04:32 AM Go to last post
  27. What's going to happen

    Hello, My stepfather was diagnosed with colon cancer Nov 2012 , he underwent emergency surgery, after surgery the surgeon came out and said he had...

    Started by aznobor, 07-30-2014 06:18 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-30-2014 11:58 PM Go to last post
  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Preliminary scope results and some random musings...

    Hello all Went for my scope the other day Ė what a trip. I was a little wacked from the sedative but this is what I found out; ďmedium size tumor,...

    Started by Walter, 06-05-2011 04:53 AM
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    07-29-2014 09:52 AM Go to last post
  31. Anybody lose friends/family over cancer?

    Ever since my husbands diagnosis, we have lost multiple friends and family members. I guess it's just too much for people to take and they left our...

    Started by TinaWorrying67, 07-23-2014 05:27 AM
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  32. 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: 13
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    07-24-2014 06:23 PM Go to last post
  33. 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: 9
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    07-24-2014 05:31 PM Go to last post
  34. 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, 07-21-2014 03:45 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 386
    07-24-2014 05:28 PM Go to last post
  35. 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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    07-22-2014 05:23 AM Go to last post
  36. 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
    • Views: 401
    07-21-2014 02:54 PM Go to last post
  37. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    07-19-2014 12:02 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    07-18-2014 05:53 PM Go to last post
  39. 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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  40. 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
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    07-16-2014 05:40 AM Go to last post
  41. 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
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    07-16-2014 03:26 AM Go to last post
  42. 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: 546
    07-15-2014 10:51 PM Go to last post
  43. 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: 607
    07-15-2014 04:41 AM Go to last post
  44. 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
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    07-14-2014 10:45 PM Go to last post
  45. 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
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    07-12-2014 02:17 AM Go to last post
  46. 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
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    07-11-2014 02:58 PM Go to last post
  47. 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: 328
    07-10-2014 10:46 PM Go to last post
  48. 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
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    07-10-2014 03:48 AM Go to last post
  49. 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: 1,348
    07-09-2014 04:58 AM Go to last post

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