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  • petdearly has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi Terry, Thank you for sharing info on the surgery option. I will speak to my colorectal surgeon on this. From the MRI scan the tumor is to near to the anus, but i just keep positive with the 2nd line treatment where my onco will give my husband Avastin (targeted theraphy) plus irenotecan + 5FU for 4 cycles. With this, i hope the tumor will shrink and the surgeon can operate out the tumor. My husband is very conce...

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      Hi Wandalein, Thank you for sharing your experience with me. My husband surgeon now doesnt want to operate on my husband as yesterday we had another news that he needs to do few more rounds of chemo since the tumor is not shrinking to the certain degrees that they expected and also now the cells has spread to the prostate. There is no more fat muscle between the rectum and prostate. The MRI repo...

      September 21, 2012 view post
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        Hello wandalein, Thank you for your kind advise. May i know where is the tumor located? how come he had to cut 14 inches of the colon? was it polyps is located at several places in between the 14 inches? My hubby is using the colostomy as his bladder is functioning very well. but his tumor is too near to the anus, and it is blocking from the stool to come out.  if you have anything to advise me, please do...b...

        September 11, 2012 view post
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          Hello all, I am the caregiver for my husband who has T4N1MO rectal cancer. Tumor size is 4.5cm located at 2.3cm from the anal verge. He has gone thru chemo (Xeloda) and radiotherapy for 25 session in Aug '12. There's good progress from the scans recently but we are still waiting for another week for MRI scan. He is now wearing a colostomy bag. I just need advise from whoever has gone thru the surgery, was it from ...

          September 07, 2012 view discussion
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            Thank You!!! this is beautifully written and i hope i can go learn from you. My husband is 31 yrs old, diagnose with rectal cancer stage 3 and he is a scuba diver instructor! just imagine when both of us sitting in front of the doctor and the doctor confirmed that he has rectal cancer. i must be positive fro myself and also for him. staying strong together and pray for his recovery. Thank you again!!!

            August 24, 2012 view post
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              Hi Linda, Hope your boyfriend has finished with his Xeloda by this time. Just to share that my husband also on Xeloda for 5 weeks together with radiotheraphy for rectal cancer stage 3. He has less side effects, no hand & foot syndrome. only the 4th week, his radiation has taken effect. the skin at his bottom already burnt and scaling. so, he has trouble to walk around. he also being priscribe for Clarinese beca...

              August 24, 2012 view post
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                hello everyone...my husband is diagnose with rectal cancer in May. He is only 31 years old. We were married last year in May and i know him for about 4 years. He has gone thru radiotheraphy and chemo for 5 weeks in July/Aug which just finished recently. I have been reading about caregivers depression and frustration about caring a cancer patient. i am now in that stage...too sad. i took care for him during his ...

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                i would very much appreciate if anyone can help in term of rectal cancer post surgery care,holistic approach to cancer, emotional support, message therapy, food, or any other thing that we can share information about cancer. thank you so much!

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