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Avatar f tn htm Garlic does the same thing to a lesser extent-google, AND I DOUBT YOUR SISTER OR ANYONE ELSE WILL HAVE COLON CANCER DEVELOPE LIKE THOSE REUMATOID DRUGS GAVE THE MICE IN THE STUDY. For Cancer: Cayenne pepper capsules WORK AND HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO KILL CANCER Especially prostate-google Hot Peppers Cancer. Coffee HAS BEEN SHOWN to PREVENT COLON CANER just like any other drug out there approved by the FDA for anything.
1266021 tn?1270134892 Other options include radiofrequency ablation, ethanol injection, chemoembolism, or orally administered drugs. Much depends on the extent of the cancer and the health of the remaining liver.
Avatar n tn There are chemo drugs specifically for colon cancer and he should go with those. Everyone is different when it comes to side effects and we don't know until we try it. I hope your dad beats this!!
Avatar m tn Well, it seems like there is no other cause than genes to this (probably), but since I really dont like being this underweight, are there any drugs that could help me gain weight (in other words eat more/ slow metabolism). Like some steroids or something? Again, I have tried the "eat more" thing, but it doesnt seem to work very well. At first I do gain weight, but I get pretty bad diarrhea ETC. from eating too much.
Avatar n tn I agree with Charm that you need to see a specialist. However, colon cancer is uncommon in someone your age. But it could be H Pylori or ulcers that have caused black stool.
447161 tn?1262923084 Surgery is also a possible treatment for colon cancer and this is supposed to be effective as long as the cancer has not spread. I underwent a total colectomy almost five years ago - not for colon cancer - but for torrential diverticular bleeding. I described it to another Medhelp patient who was interested. Log on to:- http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/523166 I think that you should ask your specialist whether surgery is an option.
Avatar n tn the result was the removed mass was another kind of cancer which is colon cancer. now she has double cancer (ovarian & colon). She needs to start the chemotheraphy after we came back It was 4 cycle of carb/taxol following by 4 cycle of xeloda in the beginning of June she took the first cycle of carb/taxol & after 21 days another doctors advised to change the treatment to Taxol/cisplation & 5FU.
Avatar n tn Thank you for the info. The ER doctor mentioned colon cancer not being a worry because the catscan didn't show any masses, however it's still a concern for me. After reading so many posts, I know I'm not alone.
135691 tn?1271097123 Big cancer bills covered July 2, 2008 Comments on this story (0) Robert Benzie QUEEN'S PARK BUREAU CHIEF The Ontario government is set to spend an additional $50 million for greater access to three expensive cancer drugs, sources told the Toronto Star. Insiders say Health Minister David Caplan will announce today that Avastin, Sprycel and Alimta are to be covered under the provincial drug formulary.
Avatar f tn does coughing and wheezing more {as asmatic anyway} have any bearings on colon cancer
Avatar f tn peritoneal seedling throughout its mength.loops of small intestines ,ascending colon,transverce colon and part of decending colon are involved and inseperable.(frozen abdomen and pelvis).now tell me in this situation,what are the chances of chemotherapy?will it works? or how much time she had left coz she had completely blocked her intestines.she is not eating since 20 dayz.she is discharge from hospital and her first chemotherapy is done rightnow. i dun know about chemo drugs details.....
426937 tn?1203591927 The chemotherapy is focused for a colon cancer, and the drugs that are used do not confer protection for lung cancer. Colon cancer tends to produce small clusters of metastasis - it is atypical Hence, the biopsy was explored. The biopsy would of course involve a needle. Local anesthesia to the area to be punctured is usually given. I'm uncertain whether your previous biopsy for the prostate would make you less anxious or more so. Stay positive.
484033 tn?1208516117 Hi. Since you have stage 2a colon cancer, you're probably going to receive either one or a combination of the following drugs: Capecitabine, Fluorouracil, and Oxaliplatin. All three drugs, whether used singly or as part of a combination regimen, are relatively well tolerated and have "milder" adverse effects when compared to other chemotherapy drugs.
Avatar m tn I may never know if mine is ovarian or colon cancer. The good thing about the colon dx is the availabilty of Avastin. I do feel it has helped me, though I have never had a full remission. I feel the reason the oxaliplatin was so hard for me is that I had I/P chemo prior with high doses of taxol and cisplatin. My body has had too much chemo and I couldn't handle the cold sensitivity oxali causes. Many handle it well. Not me.
Avatar f tn Colon cancer can be extremely hereditary! My mother-in-law has 4th stage colon cancer and it was recommended to my husband and his sister to have a colonoscopy at 40 years old. He did and they found 1 small (3mm) sized tumor that was found to be pre-cancerous. His sister's result was clear. So, that's 50% chance right there. I agree with quinroxanne, be very vigilant! Good luck.
580089 tn?1226094084 I am not in a clinical trial but my combination of drugs is part of a study for mets colon cancer on the liver. Now with that said my OVCA is not acting like OVCA but more like colon cancer...so that is why I am not in the clinical trial. but am using that drug combo. Hope you are doing well.
Avatar m tn re 20 and the blood is bright red, you can rule out colon cancer. If I were you I would stop all prescription drugs and see what happens. It's more likely you could have polyps.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with colon cancer 8 years ago and they removed 19 inches of my colon at that time. Now, I had a PET scan done a few weeks ago and a spot (size of a lima) bean was found. I was sent to an orthopaedic doctor and he has discussed the scans with 4 radiologist and they will not commit 100% it is not cancer. So, now they ahve requested a CT/biopsy after a consultation with an Interventional radiologist next week. Do you feel this could be cancer?
Avatar m tn My father has colon cancer that has metastisized to his liver. He has had his liver resected but the cancer has returned in his liver. He started turning yellow including his eyes. We finally talked him going to the doctor. They put a drain in his liver because of an obtruction. While in the hospital his kidney's started to fail, his temp dropped down to 95, his blood pressure was low and he started retaining fluid. He was in the hosp for 2 weeks now he is home doing some better.
Avatar f tn Taking aspirin for 10 years could cut colon cancer risk by around 35 percent and deaths from colon cancer by 40 percent, the researchers reported Aug. 6 in the Annals of Oncology. Daily aspirin also can reduce the risk of esophageal and stomach cancers by 30 percent and deaths from these cancers by 35 to 50 percent, the investigators reported. Do a web search.
Avatar n tn t be sure from your post why you had colon surgery - for cancer or not - and did you end up having the ostomy? I had colon surgery and an ileostomy (temporary). The first surgery followed 8 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. They gave me a lot of dilaudid (hydromorphone) for pain, both during chemo and at the time of surgery. In the weeks after surgery I was a mess, dealing with the bag, more chemotherapy, and healing from the previous treatment and surgery.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the information. 2001 was when he was diagnosed with the colon cancer. Since then he has had surgery on his colon, at least 3-4 rounds of chemo, radiofrequency ablation, another procedure that I can't remember the name where they put little things to block the blood flow to certain parts of his liver and in Jan 2007 the liver resection where they removed almost 2/3 of his liver.
Avatar m tn I wouldnt worry about colon cancer. From what you are saying it doesnt seem likely. My initial thought is that you have developed a food allergy. I suggest going to an allergy specialist and have them run a test. Until then, try keeping a food journal of everything you eat and drink, as well as how you feel and bowel movements. See if you notice feeling bad after you eat certain types of foods.
Avatar m tn My husband's 1st wife had colon cancer. It was discovered too late, & she passed away at the age of 24 saddly. Your symptoms don't sound like what my husband told me she had. She started having symptoms in her late teens... chronic constipation, stomach pain, etc. One day while she was away at college, she started throwing up really hard & thought she had a virus. She was staying really tired & just couldn't shake it.