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    Jean asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Anyone know of a good way to boost there white blood cells up ? i have had to miss out on 2 rounds of my chemo

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      1lovinglife

      I cut out milk. A friend of a friend that has fought breast cancer had to keep missing Chemo. I loved milk and cookies or cereal with milk. I stopped drinking it and I was able to start Chemo again. Seemed like a small thing, but it worked. I guess milk didn't do my body good. Hope this helps.

      over 4 years ago
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      accupuncture as much as i can. we have a community accupuncture which means its very affordable

      almost 4 years ago
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      I'm also on Neulasta. And the my treatment is called FOLFOX which includes oxypilatin as well Leucovorin. So far, I've had one low blood count, but no nausea. I was told to drink a lot of water especially after a 3 day treatment with FOLFOX. Sometimes they can give an antinausea med through an IV. One trick that I was told was to eat simple carbs like plain pasta right before treatment. It takes away most of the nausea.

      over 3 years ago
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    Jean asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    All my cancer was removed along with 16 lymph nods in which 7 had in active cancer cells so why do chemo ?

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      hometown

      Just wanted to put my two cents . I was stage 4 C colon cancer with 3 nodes positive. I felt like you they got the cancer out. Well I waited 3 months before I made the decision to have the chemo, as I was so afraid of what chemo can do to you. I did 6 months of chemo and yes I had my ups and downs, but I a still alive 2 years and 5 months since my surgery. Also a new mass has turned up in my pelvic area and the doctor was sure it was a recurrence, but after the biopsy's it came back non cancerous. I was lucky this time but if I didn't have the chemo I am sure it would have been malignant. So go for it and best of luck Joyce

      over 4 years ago
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      A 1 mm tumor has about 1 billion cells in it. Any tumor has to be at least 4 mm to be detected. All it takes is one rouge canser cell to grow and create a reoccurance. In this canse it is better safe that sorry

      about 4 years ago
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      I had 2 lymph nodes that had cancer attached to a 12 inch of my colon. All 12 inches were removed and I was told it would be a recommendation to do chemo to be proactive against any potential spread of the cancer. It was unknown where it could go next.

      over 3 years ago