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  • phils1950 has replied to a post on the message board

    I wouldn't worry about the top 5 cancer centers I would look for the best doctor.  I go to Abramson  but their reputation is not why I chose them.  The oncologist I have is very on top of all treatments and is willing to try whatever is necessary.  He has a lot of resources available to him and is not afraid to use them.

    June 01 at 6:55 PM view post
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      i DIDN'T HAVE A REVERSAL BUT DID HAVE ABOUT HALF OF MY COLON REMOVED FOR COLON CANCER.  i NEVER HAD DIARRHEA BEFORE THE SURGERY BUT i DID HAVE A LOT OF IT FOLLOWING SURGERY.  i WORKED WITH MY SURGEON AND i NOW EAT 2 METAMUCIL WAFERS FOR INCREASED FIBER IN MY STOOL BUT i ALSO TAKE 1 lOMOTIL DAILY.  iT HAS WORKED QUITE WELL FOR ME.  iMMODIUM NEVER HELPED MY DIARRHEA.  HOPE THIS IS OF SOME USE T...

      May 03 at 12:20 AM view post
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        Hi Raymond,  I was diagnosed in Jan 2015 with stage 4 colon cancer with mets to the para spinal lymph nodes.  Mine was found because I had pain in my back.  The original diagnosis was stage 3 because only 1 lymph node was involved.  Aftwter 6 rounds of chemo the PET scan showed all was clear.  I finished the original 12 rounds of chemo  and was all clear.  My oncologist is very aggr...

        January 10 at 11:26 PM view post
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          i am currently working on my third year of remission from stage 4 colon cancer.  My cancer had spread to my paraortic lymph nodes and I wAas very fortunate that the chemo was all I needed to get into remission.  I had Folfox for 10 treatments and then 5FU with leukovorin from then on.  My PET scan has been clear since the 6th treatment.  I read some very good articles by Dr. Axel Grothby of the Ma...

          January 11, 2018 view post
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            Hi  I am a stage 4 colon cancer survivor.  In remission for 2 years now.  My oncologist has me on the 5Fu for maintenance and I can stay on it as long as my body tolerates it.  I am scared to quit taking it.  The odds of surviving stage 4 colon cancer are not too good.  My scans and colonoscopy were clear and I see the oncologist tomorrow when I get my 5Fu.  3 lymphnodes in my back ...

            November 16, 2017 view post
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              I totally understand where you are coming from.  My 47 year old son passed away in August from recurrent colon cancer that had metastisized to his liver and lungs.  His chemo was working well for one year and then just quit working.  His oncologist started a new chemo drug and he did radiation therapy to try to shrink the tumor in his lung.  Needless to say it didn't work.  However our oncolo...

              October 27, 2017 view post
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                Handeled clinically most likely means with medication.  Probably Synthroid or Levoxyl.  I have Hashimoto's and I take Levoxyl and nothing else other that followups with my PCP.

                August 10, 2017 view post
                • phils1950 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Keep in mind that what works for one person does not necessarily work for another.  Get all the information about what therapy is proposed for your mother.  Make an informed decision about what is needed based on the information given to you by people with knowledge of the disease and its process.  Most of the time chemo is recommended and you can try all the other remedies that someone has posted but ...

                  July 20, 2017 view post
                  • phils1950 has replied to a post on the message board

                    While my mom didn't die from cancer we took care of her for 6 1/2 years.  She died from old age (93).  I would have taken care of her or either of my in-laws if need be.  As said in a post before me it is a fine example for the children and it does help to grow the family closer together.  My brother chose not to care for his mother because his wife couldn't get along with her.  My comment to...

                    June 29, 2017 view post
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                      Another update on my son.  He is currently in the hospital and we have just found out today that the whole year of chemo did nothing to clear the disease but kept it stable.  It did however go to the bones of the rib cage.  They are talking about radiation therapy and possibly immunotherapy.  I just hope they finally get it right.

                      June 08, 2017 view post
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