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    Max is a cutie.

    Max is a cutie.
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    It's all going quite well right now except for...

    It's all going quite well right now except for the hiccups. We are taking a trip to Ontario to see family, leaving tomorrow. We went to Germany in June which is where her family is located so we have...
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    Thank-you Sharon and it's very helpful to know...

    Thank-you Sharon and it's very helpful to know she may be able to have a number of rounds yet. I'm sorry you lost your husband. We have discussed a plan with the doctors and we know that palliative...
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    No trials available and I don't understand the...

    No trials available and I don't understand the value in a second opinion at this point.
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    Palliative chemo

    My wife has now gone through 25 bouts of palliative chemo. They are beginning to get very difficult for her and recoup time is getting longer. How many rounds can a person handle normally? I realize...
  6. Thread: New Here

    by Belcoron
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    After 25 rounds of Palliative chemo I'm wondering...

    After 25 rounds of Palliative chemo I'm wondering just how many rounds a person can handle?
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    Hi Gina, I know this is now a while ago and you...

    Hi Gina,
    I know this is now a while ago and you may not be checking this forum but if you are would you please let me know what they did for your family member? My wife has finished 10 bouts of...
  8. Thread: Hope!!

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    Congratulations! Gives hope to many of us. Ron

    Congratulations! Gives hope to many of us.
    Ron
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    Powderoo, Are you still on the forum? My wife...

    Powderoo,
    Are you still on the forum? My wife has stage 4 Colon cancer and I could share some insights and our experiences with this dreadful disease. Though we are more than 2 years after diagnosis...
  10. Thread: New Here

    by Belcoron
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    We have gone through another 4 rounds of chemo,...

    We have gone through another 4 rounds of chemo, scan shows good results again but a small PE was discovered. After 2 weeks of Dalteparin injections she has decided to go with an oral medication. The...
  11. Thread: New Here

    by Belcoron
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    9 months later and there have been additional...

    9 months later and there have been additional metastasis. It seem as though there have been deposited tumors in the rectus muscle sheath from the removal of the sigmoid section of the colon.
    This is...
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    CT scan results are in and very good. After 12...

    CT scan results are in and very good. After 12 rounds of chemo my wife shows continued shrinkage of the tumors. This gives me hope that she will get a few more years. We are off to Europe early next...
  13. Hi Mayogirl, I'm sorry to hear of your sister's...

    Hi Mayogirl,
    I'm sorry to hear of your sister's diagnosis. One year ago today my wife had a colonoscopy and that was followed by a sigmoid resection the same day. Several months later we finally...
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    Thanks Doug.

    Thanks Doug.
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    Wow! Thanks and congratulations on your healing...

    Wow! Thanks and congratulations on your healing journey. It is truly amazing and I do hope the result for you is complete recovery
    Ron
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    Thanks Nick

    Thanks Nick
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    Tolerating Chemo Regimen

    My wife was prescribed 5FU, and after 4 treatments her dosage was reduced due to low Nutrofils. After 4 more treatments the same thing happened. Now it has again been reduced and the Luecovorin...
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    Sticky: I first learned this lesson when I lost one of my...

    I first learned this lesson when I lost one of my best friends at the age of 52. He would have needed to be diagnosed when he was in his forties so...don't wait!
    I figure he saved mine as when he...
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    Sticky: This one hits close to home. Well said Barry, and...

    This one hits close to home. Well said Barry, and still there will be many that won't listen. My wife who has stage 4 CRC, with lymph nodes and one lung involved, told her girlfriend that the two of...
  20. Thread: New Here

    by Belcoron
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    When my wife was diagnosed, her Oncologist takes...

    When my wife was diagnosed, her Oncologist takes her case to a team of specialists that look at the case and a decision for treatment is made by the group. In essence the diagnosis and subsequent...
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    Barry, I don't think it was such a rapid...

    Barry,

    I don't think it was such a rapid development. When she had the scope the tumour was nearly blocking off the colon. It had grown through the wall and caused cancer cells to travel via the...
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    by Belcoron
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    Thanks for caring. Last September my wife was...

    Thanks for caring. Last September my wife was having problems passing stool and during the ensuing scope it was discovered her colon was nearly 100% blocked due to a tumor. The doctor performed a...
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    by Belcoron
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    New Here

    This is my first time here. I've been given the role of caregiver to my wife and I know this is going to be incredibly difficult.
    She was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, with mets to her right...
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