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Archives for January 2023
Getting hair highlights on folfox
I just started my Folfox treatment yesterday. After talking to the nurse, I'm considering going to my stylist in the next week to possibly dye my hair to remove my golden highlights, and add some ashen/ gray highlights to help with the massive gray regrowth I'm expecting if I don't dye my roots every 3 weeks. Then maybe I…
Lonsurf for liver metastasis
I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer four years ago. I was operated on in April 2020 and the tumor was successfully removed. I had been on Folfoxiri and Avastin but was taken off it due to an abscess caused by anastomotic leakage. Doctors took me off the Folfoxiri/ Avastin cocktail as it didn’t seem to be so…
Need advice on Signet ring cell carcinoma for my wife
I need advice my wife got a preliminary biopsy results saying she got signet ring cell carcinoma we are waiting on staging she got admitted to the e.r on 1-13-23 2 weeks prior she kept throwing up her food and lost about 12 lbs in 2 weeks she though it was a side effect of the chemo she had 5 years ago to remove invasive…
I am having my ileostomy reversed on Jan 24th. I no longer have a rectum. I have read nightmare stories of the reversal and was wondering if I could get some feedback here. I have had my ileostomy since Oct 11, 2022 so almost 3 months. I think the number one worry is diarrhea and having to live on the toilet. I hope my…
High tumor markers (CA) but clear scans.
Hello everyone, My first post. I have elevated Carcinoembryonic Antigen or CA levels of 150. However the PET and echo are clean. What does this mean? We are at a loss. I am currently doing chemo of Oxaliplatin. Many thanks for reading.
Remission and neuropathy
CPT 11 and immunotherapy
Hello my dad's latest petscan showed 2 pen tip metasis in lung and on 1 on liver, Dr put him on cpt11 with immunotherapy. He just had first round and so far he is experiencing alot of bone and joint pain we have been givening him tylenol and ibuprofen mix it tends to help some but he breaks out in a cold sweat... has…
Anyone avoid surgery after radiation and chemotherapy?
Hi, I have stage 3 rectal cancer. Has anyone gone through chemoradiation and chemotherapy and decided not to go through surgery? Seems like the recommendation is to go through surgery even if it appears the cancer is completely gone. Curious about anyone who chose not to have surgery-how they made that decision and how it…