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  • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

    I was under the impression they did the KRAS test on everyone who was diagnosed with colon cancer, they did on my husband.  But Folfox or Folfuri/still the main choice for the first try at chemotherapy.  Yes, you need the entire combination, and Avastin additionally.   I think at least 12 treatments to start on the combo drug, taking the pump home every two weeks.   Drugs like Erbitux (those which...

    February 04 at 6:25 PM view post
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      His doctor should include magnesium and calcium in his chemo routine, it helps the neuropathy in the feet and hands.   It goes in by IV prior to the chemo drugs, it adds an hour or so to your day, but its worth it. 

      January 16 at 4:40 PM view post
      • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

        what is causing her pain?

        January 16 at 2:44 AM view post
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          they worked on my husband too, and he also had the embolization.  You would take your scans to an interventional radiologist specializing in this area.   The most renowned one in the country is Dr. Charles Nutting, in Denver, Colorado.   He has since invented a new type of instrument for the embolization and the sir spheres procedure.  They are not a cure, but the get cancer under control in the l...

          January 15 at 10:00 PM view post
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            It may be a hoax, but what is written there is mostly true proven by other sources.  

            January 15 at 6:14 PM view post
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              I think this is unusual for all this growing to place while undergoing treatment, I don't know what cancer center you are nearest too or what state you live in.  It would certainly appear that whatever chemo combination they chose did not work.  Were you getting Avastin in with your chemo each time?  What treatment are they recommending now?   There still should be a treatment plan, you don't send...

              January 14 at 4:48 PM view post
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                Were the ones he saw in the small intestine the same ones he saw when his colon cancer was first discovered?   Did he have the colon surgery to remove the original cancer?   Were these new?

                January 14 at 1:56 AM view post
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                  Seems so odd that they didn't s how up on a PET scan.  Don't understand that.   I hope he can into MD Anderson, that is a good hospital.  My prayers are with you guys.

                  January 14 at 1:54 AM view post
                  • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                    yes those two drugs help neuropathy 

                    January 04 at 10:52 PM view post
                    • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                      However, they may be more for people taking the oxypliatin, not sure about that part ---  might help the cold sensitivity, do you have that drug in your folfox chemo regime.

                      January 04 at 8:13 PM view post
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