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Glad You're Dad is doing fine! My CT on 2/8 came back fine also, colonoscopy on the 11th was completely negative for cancer! My last appointment with my oncologist was about a month ago, I explained my bathroom issues, and I am not exagerating, 20-30 times a day, every day. He ordered the colonoscopy. Turned out that the operation 8+ years ago left enough scar tissue to close things off to a small opening. I gave some, but not a good deal of thought to stool softeners after what I was going through! I'm open to any suggestions from anyone that has gone through this experience.  Thanks,  Dave

Best wishes to You and All for a Happy, Healthy 2020.

Thanks for the update! Both of you stay strong!

Thank YOU!  I feel fine. Please keep us all informed!   Dave

I hope someone has an answer for you, you know I don't. I hit another hurdle Tuesday, back home and feeling fine now. Nurses loved my attitude, I had just had a heart attack. A possitive attitude toward life will continue to clear the hurdles ahead! I hope you find the answers you are looking for!  Dave

I am not familiar with any of my results back then. Do you know his White Blood Counts from the latest results? Normal range with WVU Medicine is 3.3 to 9.3. If no one has an answer for you, google "reputible cancer hospitals". You'll be able to e them your questionand it shouldn't take more than a couple business days for a reply. Tell Dad to keep his chin up and keep smiling! I am 7 years cancer free tomorrow, I want him to say the same thing to someone 7 years from now!!

I took no supplements for the rectal cancer. I do take 1 500mg turkey tail mushroom a day for the PV. It is a natural blood thinner. I am on one 5mg. a day of Ramapril for blood pressure. All my bloods counts are still monitored every 3 months and now I see my oncologist every 6 months. He gets and posts the results of every 3 month visit on the hospitals website. I made no changes to my lifestyle. I fully (glad I re -read, double hit the key to the left of "l" in "fully"!) undersand that with the PV I am a walking stroke with a good probability of developing Leukemia. I don't let these probalities affect my day to day life. I simply keep the positive attitude that everyone on this site is encouraging you and Your dad to keep.

On Nov 15, 2018 12:52 AM anonymous_2018 wrote:

My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer on August 3rd and had surgery done a month later to remove a 12 inch piece of his sigmoid. We felt pretty confident at the time that we caught it early since his CEA level was 4.0 before surgery and didnt exhibit any symptoms. Plus, he had been getting screened every 2 years using the FIT stool sample test for th past 10 years and they all came out negative except in 2018. THe biopsy results showed that the cancer had spread to most of his lymphs and was diagnosed as 3C. He started chemo in October (FOLFOX) and will be getting 12 rounds. My oncologist sounds very pessimistic and he had us all in tears. I haven't been able to sleep or eat roperly since and Iv'e been looking up anything we can do for him at home to reduce his chances of recurrence. I hate the fact that we're just at the mercy of chemo and I need reassurance that he can fight this. IF anyone has any advice or has beaten cancer then I would welcome any comments.

Thank you

Hi, in early summer 2011, at age 55 I was diagnosed with polycythemia vera. A couple monts later, I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. I took this seriously, but kept a possitive attitude through it all. I was put on Fu5 chemo and had 20+ rounds of radiation. Operation was Jan.11, 2012. I went thru a few more months of Fu5. I am approaching 7 years of being cancer free. I was very lucky as the PV will blindside cancer with no signs of anemia or fatigue. Encourage your dad to keep a possitive attitude and never give up. I beat it! I hope all is well and you may have a very Merry Christms!  Dave

RE: Polycythemia Vera

by Sandridge - September 29, 2016

You'll make it! Just keep a positive attitude and listen to your body. Sounds like it already tells you to get your count's checked! I was diagnosed at 55 in 2011, a few months later, diagnosed with Colo-rectal cancer. I don't know the connection with leukemia, but I have an old friend who is still around after leukemia in the mid 90's, Marty Liquori. He's pushing 70 now. Stay strong, best of luck!

RE: Polycythemia Vera

by Sandridge - February 10, 2016

Nanc, thank you for a quick reply! 500mg, 120 capsules for $11.62 @ Amazon. I buy items often there and get free shipping, don't know what shipping might be. Hope this helps You, thanks for Your help!

Dave

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