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    alivenwell wrote on missa_wv's wall

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    Welcome! Colon cancer is nasty. I had no symptoms and skipped one year. A health seminar attendee pushed me for a test. She forced me to promise I would get tested. I had that rude surprise that cancer was in there. For me, a removal of 2 bad lymph nodes followed by Folfox chemo did remove cancer. Folfox lasted for six months. I was told the CT Scans detect cancer as large as a grain of rice. I imagine lymph nodes are how it spreads. If you go on chemo, get some ginger candy to combat nausea, and eat simple carbs like white bread, rice. etc. Do you know if it went to your liver?

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      no, to the lungs (nodules)... chemo first (first cycle on 9/20)

      24 days ago
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      I recall I was warned it could spread through the liver or the lungs. In either case, chemo can be used to shrink the tumors. Chemo was used in my case as a safety precaution in the event there was one cancer cell. Are they considering immunotherapy?

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