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Gnataly5886
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Joined: Aug 2017

I'm back, starting chemo on monday

im back, maybe some remember me i got diagnosed with colon cancer on 7/13/17 got surgery on 7/24/17, stage 4 colon cancer with met on  lymph nodes.  Well I'm staring chemo on Monday like I said, don't know what to spect oncologist Said everything will be fine that I will only get náusea and vomiting I don't know if he said it just to get me a little relax cause I'm very veryyyyyy anxious, can't sleep well. I'm getting FOLFOX + avastin for 48hrs every 2 weeks.

 

please share any experience will appreciate it 

 

thanks 

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desnee2029
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Joined: Aug 2017

Belching all the time. And sleep issues. Any suggestions for these separate issues

DH ia belching all the time.  what would cause this and any helps.  He trys prilosec.  He also has tried two prescribed sleep meds and still tosses and turns and has poor sleep?

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SandiaBuddy
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Joined: Apr 2017

New study indicates Melatonin increases the effectiveness of 5FU

A new study (abstract only in link) indicates melatonin increases the effectiveness of 5FU: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28819759

 

Once again, from the "for what it is worth" department, here is additional melatonin information from my rather disorganized notes:

Preliminary positive: 2017 article,
http://www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget/index.php?journal=oncotarget&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=16379&path%5B%5D=52418

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Mahharet
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Joined: Aug 2017

My Mother is 81 and was diagnosed with colon cancer which has metastasized to her liver. I have questons

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desnee2029
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Joined: Aug 2017

Colostomy reconnect

If they can reconnect your colon at some point.  What is the in general criteria when undergoing chemo for stage 4 cc.  Our surgeon said 2months to two yrs because of different sizes of colon ends after tumor removal also said infection dangers at that time because of one end being smaller other larger.

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desnee2029
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reconnecting colostomy

I Know it's down the road if possible but how long do they wait to reconnect your colon with ongoing treatment for stage4 colon cancer?  What is the criteria?

 

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desnee2029
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Joined: Aug 2017

Side effects

Dear husband Dale goes for third Chemo 28th.....The side effects have been minimal so far but some of them I haven't read/heard about hand shakes and we were sitting for my medical test 3hrs no less and he got nervous panicky?  He ate and then said it went away.  Some neuropathy hands but goes away.  He also has jaw spasms/pain with first bite of food but has a better appetite.  He won't do all healthy diet but calories even if sometimes junk food.  He is getting out more and doing some as energy permits.

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desnee2029
Posts: 19
Joined: Aug 2017

Side effects

Dear husband Dale goes for third Chemo 28th.....The side effects have been minimal so far but some of them I haven't read/heard about hand shakes and we were sitting for my medical test 3hrs no less and he got nervous panicky?  He ate and then said it went away.  Some neuropathy hands but goes away.  He also has jaw spasms/pain with first bite of food but has a better appetite.  He won't do all healthy diet but calories even if sometimes junk food.  He is getting out more and doing some as energy permits.

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darcher
Posts: 51
Joined: Jun 2017

Low CEA

  After reading various posts and seeing scores all over the place when I finally got mine I was surprised.  It was 1.3. From what I've read that's within the range of a person without cancer.  The last couple blood works that came back do show some elevation in white cell activity over the initial readings which is expected due to the 15  chemo/radiation runs but even then it's still within what's considered 'normal'.  Going back to the biopsy which also came back negative if it weren't for the visual evidence I'd never know I had cancer except for the pain and bathroom issues.

EissetB
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Joined: Apr 2017

Bloody nose

Is it one of the reactions from folfox to experience nose bleed? Is there of you had this experience while on folfox? I had it and having headache too. So scared now. The bleeding isn't constantly but off & on. On headache, I took Tylenol 500mg. It helps the headache go away for a few hours or so. I still have 4 infusions to go & as of now I get so tired and lightheaded. My onc doesn't want to skip anymore of the scheds.

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