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  • Forum Post: Does anyone have any experience of what contraception is ok to use with FOLFOX?

    Hi I have just had my first round of chemo - oxaliplatin and 5FU. I am 30 years old and getting confusing contradictory advice from each doctor I asked so wondered if anyone on here might be able to help me from experience. I know I definitely don't want to get pregnant during chemotherapy but am...
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  • Forum Post: Living with husband with bowel cancer metastased to liver

    My husband was diagnosed with bowel cancer, spread to the liver, back in January, a total shock as no symptoms. DVTs in his legs and anaemia led to investigations and the cancer identified. Since then, the roller coaster has taken him through 11 of the planned 12 chemo (Folfiri) plus Cetuximab; chemo...
  • Forum Post: Re: new to this.. daughter 21 has Acute Lmyphoblastic Leukemia

    Hi, No she has been hopitalized since the 9th Dec and started chemo a week after being here and will be here until the Induction treatment has been completed which is another 3-4 weeks so the poor lass is already sick of the site of the hospital although everybody is so nice. She did have a lovely...
  • Forum Post: Pain in stomach caused by impaction

    My father-in-law is between his 2nd and 3rd course of chemotherapy to treat bowel cancer which has spread to the liver (liver mets). The mets require further chemotherapy to keep it under control. He has also had a stent fitted to his bowel. Recently though he has been having severe pain in his stomach...
  • Forum Post: Cetuximab and side effects

    I'd like to hear from anyone, especially women, on cetuximab. I'm having this in combination with Oxilaplatin and capecitabine. I've got one cycle of chemo to go after the one which started yesterday, with cetuximab weekly. I think the cetuximab continues after the chemo finishes, but I'll...
  • Forum Post: How to get a second opinion? I need help please.

    Hello, Follwoing from my recent posts, we have now had a meeting with my granddads oncologist who in my opinion was useless. She reeled off all the WORST CASE SCENARIOS with no positives. As we are all aware there is ALWAYS hope when it comes to cancer. Thats what keeps us alive and positive. She...
  • Forum Post: Please help... any info will be massively appreciated. Meeting on the 28th with the oncologist.

    Hello. My granddad who is 79 is very very fit and healthy (has only been to hospital once in his entire life - when he was 19 to have his appendix out) was diagnosed with (malignant polypoidal lesion in the caecum) colonic tumour on the 16th Feb 2012. He had a bowel resection where they took the 6cm...
  • Forum Post: FINISHED CHEMO AND PICC LINE REMOVED.... HOORAH! NOW THE WAITING GAME..?

    HELLO TO YOU ALL, MY NICK NAME IS DOLLY AND I AM SO IN NEED OF FRIENDS THAT COULD TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT? I HAVE NO CHILDREN AFTER 37 YEARS OF BEING WITH HUB I FINALLY THINK THAT WE ARE STRUGGLING THROUGH, OTHER FAMILY HEARTACHE - AND THE LOSS OF OUR 2 OLD BORDER COLLIE DOGS AND HERE WE HAVE THIS...
  • Forum Post: AVASTIN Please if anyone has been on it can you let me know how you got on. Ta

    hI i am now on 3rd lot of chemo, for advanced bowel cancer, over a 4 year period, if this one doesnt work, basically thats it. So just doing research just in case, had a nice reponse to my requests for info about trials, hav'nt checked them out yet, but I will. Now,, my Oncologist is...
  • Forum Post: HELP advanced bowel cancer in lymph

    I have posted a request for help on a number of tags in Bowel Cancer Section on the site. I;m now on my 3rd round of chemo and if this doesnt work, basically out of options. I have searched different cancer sites for any new treatments, trials , etc but cant seem to find anything that suits me. I...
  • Blog Post: Waiting in line

    SO today I was told that the waiting list for chemo and radio therapy is 6 to 8 weeks. Good old efficient NHS. So for the next 2 months I have to sit around and wait. Well bugger that. I am going to push hard for my treatment and get myself fitter and fitter every day. I have a family to feed, clothe...
  • Blog Post: Dad's CT results after Folfox + Cetuximab Chemo for secondary bowel cancer

    Hey peeps! Some of you know Dad was diagnosed with secondary bowel cancer last December, and he has been on 7 cycles of chemo since January/February this year. Today he had his CT result (picture taken mid-way through chemo) and results are brilliant-no trace of cancer in the liver anymore, so no liver...
  • Forum Post: Chemo XELOX advice?

    Hi There everyone. I'm new here. I just found out recenltly that my partner has bowel cancer. He has it in the accending colon and after the meeting with the oncologist they said that he has 'seedlings' dotted around this abdomen also. They gave him an operation to bypass the tumor as it...
  • Forum Post: Re: Effects of chemo

    Hiya, I don't have experience of oral 5FU, but have experience of oxaliplatin. I would go and see my oncologist, or the chemo nurses - they will have had vast experience of people on all kinds of chemo, and probably with symptoms similar to yours. Mine were different, but I also found that each...
  • Blog Post: Daddys Little Girl

    Everyone says that if something is bothering you, try writing it down so here goes nothing! My Dad was diagnosed with Advanced Bowel Cancer April 2009 after months of being told he had back trouble. When myself and Mum were sat in the hosptial room waiting for the results i think we both knew what...
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