Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by Need2hope143 on Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:00 AM
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by Back_to_Nature on Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:00 AM
by HilaryChill on Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:00 AM
On 1/3/2006 Need2hope143 wrote:My husband has colon cancer that went to his liver. He has had surgery to remove part of his colon, he is on chemotherapy to shrink the 2 tumors in his liver so he can have surgery to remove them from his liver. He is so sick with the chemo. He gets it every 2 weeks. Starts on a Wed and ends on a Fri. then he is sick for a least a week. We went to Boston for a consult and it was awful. He was told that he would live 1 year without treatment and 2 years with treatment. There was no cure. Is there anyone out there that has this? How are you doing? How long have you had it? I was hopeful till we went to Boston. His chemo is 5FU, Leucovorin, Oxiplatin. (Folfax 6). He cannot take Avastin yet because he is still slowly healing from his surgery. He takes Reglan and Ativan for his nausea which has helped with the vomiting, but he cannot eat. He continues to loose weight. After the Boston visit, he is thinking of stopping chemo because he is so sick with it. Does anyone who has this type of cancer have anything hopeful to tell me?
Do you have an update on your husband's health? My father was just diagnosed with tumors in his colon and spots on his liver. He goes in for a PET scan tomorrow so we can find out if it has spread. He will definitely need surgery on his colon and liver and also chemo. He's 68 years old so it will be pretty tough on him physically, even though he is really in pretty good shape (lean and excercises every day and eats healthy).
by SNETREM on Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:00 AM
Your husband does not have to die. You might want to check out messages on the Alternative board.
by Bobbie2 on Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:00 AM
2 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and have now had two surgeries, colon and a year later liver.
The one thing that I would recommend is a Power Port in the chest, my first port was placed in my upper arm and would never heal. My chest port has made receiving chemo treatments much easier. Good luck.
by Bettyjane812 on Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:00 AM
by caroljane on Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:00 AM
by sweetsuccess on Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:00 AM
Hi, my partner was diagnosed with colon cancer this time last year, he left me for about 3 months and then came back to tell me.....he told me he couldnt deal with this without me, my heart was so saddened, I felt so helpless and wanted to be there for him every minute of every day...... he had a full colostomy last August and was told he also had cancer of the liver.......a week after he left hospital he left me again and will not talk to me, no contact except odd messages on msn. I love him so much, I want to be there for him, just to hold him, reassure him that I am going nowhere.....no matter what I want to support and love him so much, I know he has been in hospital for his liver but have no idea what was performed, what the prognosis is......I am sure he has a very short time......why after a 16 year relationship does he not want me close? Maybe he feels he has lost his dignity, maybe he doesnt feel of any worth, maybe he doesnt want me to see him die, is there hope that he will survive this......someone needs to help me with honesty of this condition, Im now on antidepresants, I just cant bare this any longer, my doctor wont give me any information, my work colleagues and family are so concerned for me, I dont want sympathy I just want my man back in my life to share whatever time we have left together, to make the most of the time we have, but how much time do we have.......someone please tell me, please be candid, I cant bare the thought of receiving a call telling me he has passed away I love him so much, please someone in this world must be able to help us
by GODstillheals on Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:00 AM
Please find him and dont allow him to turn you away. stay with him know matter how bad he treats you in the beginning he needs you and you need him.
GOD is still in the healing business. Im in the hospital typing this email. my mom , in the last 24hrs, was just diagnosed with colon cancer (large tumor on Cecum) and a ct scan showed a spot or spots on her liver. please pray for us. God still heals and i know it. she was never one to go to the doctor for anything. she had been complaining of being very tired and didnt have an appetite to eat much. i convinced my sisters to drag her to a doctor. Her blood count returned very low number and a low blood pressure. they want to remove the tumor on thursday of this week and take a biopsy of the liver. keep in mind she isnt current experiencing any pain. she is 68 yrs old and never had any type of surgery in the past.
please say the following statement multiple time in a day even when you dont feel it is true. "Gods healing power is working in me today and i feel better and better each day". please try it, it can't hurt.
Jesus loves you.
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