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Old 03-16-2008, 03:30 PM   #16
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Re: Stage 3 colon cancer ...how can this be?

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My sister who is 57 was just diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer with an
8cm "cancer mass". She had a colonoscopy 3 years ago. How is this possible?
Sorry to hear about your sister and that does seem odd but I guess anything is possible. Last year a fews after I turned 45 I found out I had stage 2 colon cancer. A year later all is well. Keep positive and she will get through it. They are pretty good a treating colon cancer. Prayer with you, your sister and family.
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:21 PM   #17
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Re: Stage 3 colon cancer ...how can this be?

Thanks for your responses.
ShearWonders: So sorry this is happening to your daughter. I hope she is responding well to treatment. My sister is in her 3rd week of treatment and is doing very well.
5 days of chemo & radiation, 28 more radiation treatments, than 5 more days of chemo.
Hoping to shrink the "mass" and possibly avoid surgery. Her type of cancer cell
( squamous cell) apparently responds well to this treatment.
I too was a complete basket case when she was diagnosed. She is the "glue" to our family. Prayers to you and your daughter.

 
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:22 PM   #18
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Re: Stage 3 colon cancer ...how can this be?

You too semicolon. Your words were very encouraging. I'm so glad you are better.

 
Old 04-21-2008, 09:43 AM   #19
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The reason is your GI missed flat legions

Again, we all know someone that says" how can i have crc cancer, i just got a negative colo 3 years ago. the reason is your gi was rushing through the procedure and missed very cancerous flat legions. This makes a colo a much less attractive test in my opinion. That is why Stool DNA is so valuable. Ask your dr. about and and have him give you a prescription.

 
Old 05-25-2008, 07:15 PM   #20
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Re: The reason is your GI missed flat legions

Is stool DNA where they check for invisible blood in the stool?

 
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