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    StegalMan asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Are you more appreciative of the things and people around you now than before your diagnosis?

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      meyati

      Becky--I do know what you mean about feeling cheated.

      3 months ago
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      glam

      Much more!!!!!! Especially nature, animals, friends and family feelings...... before i thought that everything could happen "tomorrow" .... tomorrow i call them, tomorrow i help, tomorrow i travel, tomorrow i walk my dog....... and now i know that tomorrow never comes.... that today is a gift and it is just the perfect time to enjoy life... to be grateful and supportive...... happiness is to wake up every morning!!!!!!!

      3 months ago
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      In512

      Definitely YES!!! I became more tolerant to people...or better say I take many thing much easier than before. I clearly see beauty of the nature around me...and I often just stop and stare at something nice... I can say I became kind of keen observer after my diagnose...and kind of phylosopher..:)

      3 months ago
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    StegalMan asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Opdivo for colon cancer?

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      rdsd

      My onc was considering it but it appears to only be working for those that have microsatellite instability (MSI). I am MSS (stable) and a majority of colon cancer patients are as well. ---

      4 months ago
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      geekling

      My goodness. I had to look up MSI & MSS. I must say I am a bit daunted that doctors are so quickly talking about genetic mutability when I am still against genetic modification of my food, nevermind my body.

      4 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Doctors are finding many specific treatments based on genetic mutations of the tumors. I knew lung cancer survivors should have their tumors tested for genetic mutations. I wasn't aware that it was important for other tumors as well. There are some drugs that work great for certain mutations and not at all against other mutations. It is awesome that researchers are discovering which drugs destroy or control which tumors. Targeted therapy drugs are usually way less destructive to the good cells and, therefore, are much easier on the patient.

      4 months ago
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    StegalMan asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    I'm looking for some information for my Dad. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer.

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      LiveWithCancer

      This link showed up on my FB page:
      http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2017/02/firefighters-and-cancer-dana-farber-scientists-investigate/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookresearchnews

      I didn't read the report.

      7 months ago
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      Robin30817

      My dad is a retired firefighter that has a rare stage 4 lung cancer. He never smoked and his dr is certain it was caused by the job and a toxin tangy he was exposed to 20-30 years ago. Ask for the genetic testing. Pray for a mutation. We had hope for my dad since he had the mutation he was given longer to live. However we just found out that there isn't enough of the mutation in the cancer. So back to chemo. But research it. There's a lot of info out there.

      about 1 month ago
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      wmsavs

      Hi Robin, there are also potential clinical trial for your father to consider, particularly when chemo has been found to be less effective.

      about 1 month ago
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    StegalMan asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    If you would like to support the American Cancer Society at absolutely no cost to you, just shop on Amazon through this link

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      GregP_WN

      I have recently done that. You don't even know that you are doing anything differently, other than the notice you get saying thank you. It's an easy thing, just click on that amazon smile link you posted, then go shopping at Amazon.

      9 months ago