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    pfordeb asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

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      Keith59

      Sorry to hear the bad news...stay positive. Praying for you! Blessings.

      almost 6 years ago
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      Hi Pfordeb

      Good to here about your good news but hate to here about the other news! At least you are venting about it which is a good thing. As well as staying positive about things.

      It almost sounds like the oncologist/ surgeons miss something???

      Concerning med a port. I had some issues with mine. There are two types of ports I know about they are the power port which is the bigger one. An the med a port which is the smaller of the two.
      Normal I am told they put the port on the right side below your shoulder area. If there are issues they will put it on the left side closer to the heart on the left side just above the heart and below the shoulder. Both of mine were installed on the left side. Maybe talk to your oncologist and surgeon about the smaller port and put it the left side? Just a thought you know. If you can get a port install it will really help you a lot. And make your life easer.

      Next I highly agree with other people suggestion that you get a second opinion. If you swing it I agree you should get one at D Anderson in Houston Texas. They are known around the world for how good they are and all the great things they do. And they do only Cancer!

      Hang in there, Stay strong. Keep in touch.
      And smile, I know it is hard but it does help.

      almost 6 years ago
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      Sorry to hear about the bad news There is a silver lining though (sort of) often
      the faster the cancer grows the mosre susceptible it is to chemo (because it greedily sucks up the poison more) Let's hope that is the case for you.

      almost 6 years ago
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    I've been a colon cancer patient and the spouse of one. I think being a spouse is harder. Best wishes to you.

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    pfordeb asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Ok then not ok?

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      Keeping you in my thoughts.. i was also told it spreads next to the Liver first.. i had spots on my liver as well during the initial tests.. they didnt know what they were at the time..and they have found them to be part of the colon cancer that has spread.
      Stay strong!

      almost 6 years ago
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      glam

      Dear friend pfordeb.....it seems that I am looking into my own history....I am stage IV B colon cancer survivor with mets in liver and lungs....I resect main tumor and mets and had a whole year of chemo...I remember when I started my follow-ups doctor always said he was not worried about my colon but about mu lung....and I innocently used to think that he did not trust the lung surgeon....jejejje....but know....the reason was that recurrence can happen in any place but it is more used to happen in mets sites than in main tumor if it was totally resected (that what they told me)....when I finished chemo I started with the every three months follow-up and in my last two they found some spots also in kidney and liver.....they compared previous follow-up with last one and concluded they were just cysts and nothing to worry by now....they told me that when we keep up with the periodic check-up what happens is that we create a type of "film" of our internal body so they are able to better analyze spots in case they change its size, position, format, structure, etc....so talk with your onco on Monday...I wish you case is exactly the same as mine.....all my positive thoughts to you....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      almost 6 years ago
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      pfordeb

      Thanks everyone. Your advice helped.

      almost 6 years ago
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