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  • anonymous_2018 has commented on a news story

    The risk is that these at-home tests are inaccurate and have a tendency to detect cancer late. It is NOT a viable substitute for a colonoscopy and they should not even be reccommending stool tests to patients leading them on to believe that these tests are reliable. The objective is to prevent polys from forming into cancer and the only sure way to do that is through a colonoscopy. If you start bleeding, it's a sympt...

    March 23 at 8:03 PM view news story
    • anonymous_2018 has replied to a post on the message board

      Hi guys, Hope all is well with you guys. So, my dad has his last chemo this week but I noticed that he's lost close to 5 kg since the start of his treatment, from 64.7 to 60.0 over a 6 month period. As far as I can tell, his diet has been pretty stable all throughout and he doesn't really have much issues with his bowel movement. He does exercise but not to the point that he over strains himself. I guess my questio...

      March 18 at 5:59 AM view post
      • anonymous_2018 has commented on a news story

        This is a bunch of nonsense. What researchers and doctors will not tell you is that FIT tests usually detect cancer at its later stages, when the cancer has already established itself. Some cancerous polyps do not even bleed and steadilly grow inside the colon wall, further reducing their chances of being detected. Unfortunately, we only found this out from our oncologist after my father was diagnosed, and after the ...

        March 01 at 4:12 AM view news story
        • anonymous_2018 has replied to a post on the message board

          Hey guys, Hope you're all donig well.  Just a quick update. We met with my dad's oncologst today and his CT scans were all clear. He said that CEA levels usually go up during chemo so he doesn' ive much credence to that until the treatment is done. He has 2 more cycles left and will be done on March 20th. Thanks for all your well wishes.

          February 22 at 9:05 PM view post
          • anonymous_2018 has replied to a post on the message board

            Hi, I just joined the thread and am so happy to see an actual dietitian here. I have always been a strong believer that a good diet and lifestyle goes a long way, especially in cancer treatment. With this in mind, I wanted to ask you if you've heard anything about the nutritional benefits in colon cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemo, particularly in the role of tree nut consumption. There's been quite a bit of...

            February 16 at 11:34 AM view post
            • anonymous_2018 has replied to a post on the message board

              I am very sorry to hear that and wish you a speedy recovery. I believe that this is something I am continuing to learn in this journey; no one has the answers to this horrible disease, not even doctors. I have tried to direct my oncologists' attention to recent studies and research relating the impacts of dietary and lifestyle changes to cancer outcomes. He just ignored all its findings saying that its all heresay a...

              February 09 at 3:36 AM view post
              • anonymous_2018 has replied to a post on the message board

                Hi guys, Hope this finds you in good health. My dad's oncoogist decided to reduce his chemo dosage due to the side effects getting worse and I wasn't quite sure what to think about this. He said that it shouldn't make a difference to the treament but I don't want to take any chances. Has anyone had any experience with this?  

                February 06 at 4:49 PM view post
                • 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
                  • anonymous_2018 has created a new message board discussion

                    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
                    • anonymous_2018 has replied to a post on the message board

                      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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