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  • anonymous_2018 has replied to a post on the message board

    Thank you, His neutrophils and blood count are still stable and within the normal range. I am hoping that the tumour hasn't spread because of the number of lymph nodes tested positive in his case.  Thanks for the advice. I will definately check that out. Congrats on your 7 years of being cancer free. I look forward to hearing many more inspirational and uplifting stories like yours'. God bless and Happy New ...

    January 11 at 6:07 PM view post
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      Hi, Happy New Year 2019! My father was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer back in July. He underwent surgery to remove 15cm of his sigmoid back in August and is currently undergoing Chemo. His CEA before his surgery was 4.2 and now, halfway through his chemo treatment, it shot up to 9. His oncologist is not very concerned saying that this could well be because of inflamation and stress but my dad is going for his ...

      January 10 at 10:07 PM view discussion
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        Hey guys, Here's wishing everyone a very happy 2019. My dad is officially past the halfway point of his chemo treatment. He still has 6 more infusions to do but his CEA shot up from 4.2 to 9. Do you know if this is normal during chemothrapy? His oncologist thinks that it's most likely to do with all the stress the body is taking but it's got me worried that it may be something else.  Has anyone had any experi...

        January 10 at 10:38 AM view post
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          Thanks Dave! Sometimes I think a good, healthy and positive attitude goes a very long way. I try to stay positive mostly but it does get hard at times once the fear creeps in.  Anyway, thank you for your kind words and advice and I wish you all the bestfor the future! Merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

          December 25 at 6:20 AM view post
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            Thanks for sharing your story Dave! It's very uplifting. This has been a very tough battle for the entire family. My dad still has 6 more rounds with FU5 chemo and then he'll be monitored every 3 months. It's the relapse that I'm most concerned about because his oncologist gave him a 30-35% chance of a relapse and the fact that his tumor had affected almost all his lymphs is just unsettling. I know that the odds of ...

            December 24 at 2:45 AM view post
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              Hi Karen, Welcome to the thread.  Many congrats on your 5th year cancer-free aniversary! It is so heart-warming to hear stories like yours'. I had no idea of this DPD defiency thing and am quite surprised that our oncologist nor our surgeon bought it up during the pre-treatment consultation. I understand it only affects a small percentage, but I would imagine that when you're dealing with cancer, every subtle ...

              December 18 at 7:07 PM view post
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                Thanks. Im pretty confident about this. The success rate for Stage 3C survivors is pretty good. I'll make sure my dad follows yuor advise. We're trying to keep him active and turning his diet around to go vegetarian. It's very ironic that this happened to him because he 's been getting screened for colon cancer for 10 years using the FIT test (stool smaple tests.) In Canada, *apparently* you can't ask for a colonosc...

                December 02 at 4:37 PM view post
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                  That's brilliant! Congrats on beating your Ovarian cancer and I'm sure you'll get through this one as well. Was there anything you did to prevent your recurrence, like diet changes, taking supplements or exercising? I've read so many inspiring survivor stries on beating advanced cancer that it seems like it's more of a norm now.  Love your attitude. Keep on fighting the good fight and please do keep in touch.&...

                  November 17 at 3:15 AM view post
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                    My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer on August 3rd and had surgery done a month later to remove a 12 inch piece of his sigmoid. We felt pretty confident at the time that we caught it early since his CEA level was 4.0 before surgery and didnt exhibit any symptoms. Plus, he had been getting screened every 2 years using the FIT stool sample test for th past 10 years and they all came out negative except in 2018. THe b...

                    November 15 at 12:52 AM view discussion
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