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Archives for February 2020
Stage 4 Rectal Cancer: Lymph Node Involvement
Hello group, Firstly so sorry that we are battling this dreadful disease. I have been fighting since June 2017 with surgery in October 2018 to remove rectum and forced to have a colostomy bag at only 53! I Recently had a scan and they noticed a few retroperitoneal or para-aotic nodes that have increased in size! I have…
cat scan or pet scan
A good friend of mine was recently diagnosed. The doctor is recommending a CT scan and not a pet scan. I am an eight year survivor of stage 4 anal cancer. Is it normal for a CT scan instead of a pet scan to stage her? I had a pet scan. What is the normal protocol? She doesn't have a clue what questions to ask. I want to be…
For those just beginning the treatment journey
Hi All, When I was diagnosed with Stage 3C colon cancer back in April 2017, I found this site within the month of my first treatment. It was sooooo helpful to have this forum available to me; to be able to talk with people that truly knew what was heading my way was invaluable to me (as I had no idea what to expect). On…
How to help husband
Good Morning all. Long story short, my husband (age 53) was diagnosed with colon cancer stage 3B 3 1/2 years ago. Did the chemo treatments. Caused severe neuropathy in feet causing him to have trouble walking even today. In March scans and blood work normal. In September golf ball size tumor and blood work crazy. This time…
Abstract about adjuvant chemo after neoadjuvant chemoradiation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31996583 This is not my situation, but the abstract may be interesting to those affected: In stage 2/3 rectal cancer treated with chemoradiotherapy and surgery, the addition of adjuvant chemotherapy was not associated with decreased recurrence-free survival in the entire cohort or in any…
First chemo Monday
Hi all- A month after being diagnosed I am having my first infusion chemo session Monday. Does anyone remember how they felt after having the first session? Were you able to drive home afterward? Thanks- Kelley
Because my scans were good (YAY!!) my chemo is being changed from Folfiri plus Avastin to Xeloda plus Avastin, with Xeloda one week on; one week off (as opposed to the traditional 2 weeks on, 1 week off) and Avastin every 3 weeks. Any thoughts, anything I should know? Xeloda scares me a bit, as I am terrified of nausea and…