Hi, I am due for my first chemotherapy on 15th Feb - i guess then it will become more 'real', although I have been through considerable torment with a stent proceedure in my Sigmoida few weeks ago, (1.5 hours on a trolley with only gas!) and still no firm biopsy report after several attempts including from liver (it has spread, not sure how much, I think just a little) The stent took a week at settle, NHS still recomend 'low residue' diet but I have more or less maintained my usual 'high residue' diet for fear of constipation, now my bowel action is best described as 'easy', but not 'unreliable' thank God. Funnily enough, although I am told I have a large tumour in my Sigmoid, the 'waste products' still managed to get past OK, but I guess this is a situation that could get worse. I am told some drugs may be constipating so we will have to cross that bridge when we come to it.
I am going to start on the two regular drugs prescribed for colon cancers, one cell cycle specific and one not and I am told there is very good chance I will qualify for a clinical trial drug which is a 'targeted' therapy. So at this stage I have no idea what will happen or if I will ever be operated on, including one day 'loosing' the stent.
Happy to exchange furtehr information for anyone ion this predicament.
These are the results for the tight race through the Divisional Playoff Games. Yorman continues to lead and has added a bit of space between him and the rest. Good Luck. Just about everyone has a chance as the Super Bowl game has a value of 10 this year! The results are posted in the first reply.
Hi everyone,My name is Chris and I was recently diagnosed with Colon cancer stage 4. I am 40 years old and this came as a shock. I woke up one morning and was very dizzy. Went to the hospital later that afternoon hoping it would just get better. Found out low blood and was anemic. Had low blood cells. Should have had normal 14 count and it was only at 5. They had to do blood transfussion....