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  • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

    I do know someone who had not had a colonoscopy yet and had Stage IV colon cancer but did not know it, the first symptom he had was his colon being completely blocked by a tumor and it required a trip to the ER, where an emergency surgery was performed.   I know this has happened to many others, because as we know by the time there are symptoms its too late.  For my husband, we were getting a routine colono...

    August 18 at 12:29 AM view post
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      Well its good you are a doctor, please stay in touch with us for support and to see what others are doing.   Hopefully your connections in the medical industry can lead you to the proper professionals you need to be associated with while on this journey.     

      August 12 at 3:27 PM view post
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        Saimi, Cancerpossee is right about figureing out what is best for you, but if you are like me, that isn't always easy, making the right choice.   Our oncologist was our foremost source in the beginning, then once the tumors started to shrink and respond to the chemotherapy, other decisions had to be made.  I guess you have no cancer center per se there where you are. I guess when your tumors are limited and...

        August 12 at 3:24 PM view post
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          Saima:  You don't need to be in a trial to get what they had.  You need to be in a cancer center is possible.  This way surgeons and oncologists and interventional radiologists consult on a regular basis about your treatment.   You have a specialist for chemo, one for surgery and for direct organ procedures.   Interventional radiologists do all the direct liver treatments or lung or both -- w...

          August 12 at 2:21 AM view post
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            Lactulose is what my husband had after his reversal, and agan afater his liver surgery when he was very toxic.    It works very well.

            August 08 at 2:08 PM view post
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              Karenmac:   I hate this disease too.   Just a reminder that  unless your tumors are gone from all other areas of the body completely, you are not a good candidate for a successful liver surgery.   Its a very big surgery and you don't want to do it unless you are completely qualified for it to be a success.   Your CEA number needs to be low, below 3 -- and no signs of tumors anywhere other tha...

              August 08 at 2:00 PM view post
              • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                Are there any direct treatments for the spleen?  Cyberknife or sir spheres - I wonder ??

                August 07 at 5:08 PM view post
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                  Well its my feeling and its true in the majority of the cases that if you have tumors in your body, you cannot survive this disease.   I assume you are cancer free in the colon, overies are gone, no cancer in the liver - so just in your spleen?   If you stop chemo, they are going to grow, I don't care how you eat, exercise or what you do -- I am sure removing your spleen would be too risky as your immune sy...

                  August 07 at 5:06 PM view post
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                    Well I think its extremely possible to get these same results using a combination of chemotherapies and direct treatments.  I don't know why some people respond better than others.  The posts on here regarding diet and exercise and medical marijuana, these are complimentary things a person can do to stay stronger and be healthier as you endure some of the procedures and surgeries.   As we were told wit...

                    August 07 at 2:11 PM view post
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                      I know one person, personal knowledge, that did the traditional chemo combination with Avastin pretty much solid for 12-15 treatments.  Shrunk things down in both lobes of the liver, did sir spheres.   Took 6 months off from the  main chemo, did Erbitux instead for that time.   First scan after sir spheres and Erbitux, only a few small tumors left in the left lobe of the liver, removed the left lo...

                      August 06 at 11:55 PM view post
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