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posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 08:19 PM
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We recently learned that my grandma has bowel cancer. I just wanted to ask you guys about her chances. She's only 60 so I really want to see her get out of this alright. I just want to know... If there are any doctors or medical people around or really anyone... What are her chances?

[edit on 10/28/2005 by Darkpr0]



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posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 08:38 PM
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I hope she gets well soon, I know one person from germany who is 55 years old beat the bowel cancer, but he was very careful about what he ate after the diagnostics. and smoke rarely
( yes he did smoke even after he learnt he had cancer). Im not a doctor but I know that bowel cancer is not the most deadly cancer around, so eat all natural, with high fiber possibly, and ofcourse the medical threatment, but besides all, it is quite important for the person to not to lose the hope otherwise no medicine will save you. but let her know that there are cases with happy endings.



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 08:55 PM
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I am a recovering cancer patient. I did not have bowel cancer but I did have ovarian cancer in 1991/1992, the tumor was as large as a gaint grapefruit and on Jan 2,1992 I underwent surgery. After the surgery I quit smoking for about 3 to 4 months, was doing really good at not smoking but bad habits die hard and it doesn't help that all my friends were smokers too, so needless to say, I started smoking and haven't been able to stop myself again
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I'm not a doctor or nurse, but I will say that power of prayer is a wonderful help and it is possible that your grandmother will do just fine after she's been treated for her cancer.

Best wishes to you, your family and your grandmother.



posted on Oct, 28 2005 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by Darkpr0
We recently learned that my grandma has bowel cancer. I just wanted to ask you guys about her chances. She's only 60 so I really want to see her get out of this alright. I just want to know... If there are any doctors or medical people around or really anyone... What are her chances?

[edit on 10/28/2005 by Darkpr0]


I was diagnosed with black carcinoma many years ago, and it is a fast grower.
Had 3 surgeries...have been fine for decades.
My Father-in-law had bowel cancer and he lived until he had a heart attack.
May I advise she get a good surgeon, and to think positively..
Also, do not ask why, but get her to start taking apple cider pills, up to 3 per day or if she can hack it, drink a cup a day..NOT if she has any apple allergies!
My thoughts will be with you.. I am not a doctor, just a grateful survivor.


[edit on 28-10-2005 by siriuslyone]



posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 01:13 PM
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There is only one cure for cancer. That is positive thinking. Any negetive thinking will feed the cancer and cause it to matastasize. Now, I say this because there was a doctor that had a bad chest cold and went to a college of his. He had a chest X-Ray and it showed a large tumor on one lung. He college then sent for his last chest X-Ray which was over a year before. The same exact thing showed up with the same exact size. At first he was not sure he should tell the other doctor he had lung cancer or not. But, he felt it was his obligation to due so. He told him. Two weeks later the doctor with the tumor died. He lasted a year with the same tumor and not knowing it. He finds out and he dies. What more can I say. And yes, I am in the medical field.



posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 01:36 PM
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I agree with the others that a good doctor and good treatment will be the best option. Check for boards of cancer patients and cancer survivors and they'll have tips and helpful suggestions to make her experience on the road to recovery more pleasant.



posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 01:37 PM
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Very adroit post, I believe he would have lived longer or have been cured is he knew..


BTW--Your signature speaks volumes...

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There are few of us that know the truth. And those few are here on this board

AMEN..



posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 12:31 AM
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Hey there, thought I may be able to help a little as a medical person, pathology particularly. Colon cancer prognosis depends heavily on the size of the tumor, depth of invasion into surrounding structures, spread to lymph nodes, other organs, etc. The earlier it is caught, obviously the better it is in terms of survival. They can treat these cases with chemo and radiation, although compared with some other cancers, the treatments for colon cancer are not quite as effective. Surgical excision is the best treatment and is the treatment of choice, and usually is successful even for some of the more advanced cancers. Hope this helps!!



posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 01:27 AM
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Sorry to hear bout Granny, Dark. This is the best info I could find for ya. Good Luck!





Although bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer, it is also one of most curable of all cancers if caught early enough. 90% of lives could be saved if the disease is diagnosed and treated successfully in time. Many people go on to live happy, healthy lives after having bowel cancer.




What are the chances of recovering completely from bowel cancer?
If bowel cancer is diagnosed and treated early, there is a good chance that it will not recur after treatment. If it has taken a long time to diagnose and treat, there is a greater chance that it might recur. If your treatment has been successful, and your regular check-ups show no recurrence of the cancer, you will be considered ‘in the clear’ after 5 years


This information was taken from Here



posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 02:02 AM
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sorry to hear that

I wish her well


and with that...stop all dairy...the growth hormone in dairy will feed the cancer

if she uses a microwave she may want to stop...I can't get into it , but I stopped using it for fear of its' degenerative effects.

a good phd of natural medicine[ not the counter person at a health food store ] [ a degreed professional with lots of experience is what I had in mind ] may offer additional therapies depending on prognosis and severity and the patients' willingness to use alternatives in addition to her regular doctor.

best wishes and a speedy recovery...



posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 02:18 AM
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Best luck and wishes for your grandmother and family:

A few things you can do to improve her odds:

Information: The more you know, the more questions you can ask. Do not be afraid to get a second opinion or if you are unsure about the doc.

If she needs Chemo or surgery, get the statistics for your hospitals Nosocomial infection rate. This is a fancy way of saying the rate of infections that are picked up in the hospital.

Ask the surgeon and oncologist how many of these surgeries / bowel cancer patients the see each year. If you get an answer that says of we did one last year, you may want to get that second opinion preferable at a major medical center. If they do not do many they may not be up to date on current trends and practice



posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 04:30 AM
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Originally posted by SkyChild_5
There is only one cure for cancer. That is positive thinking. Any negetive thinking will feed the cancer and cause it to matastasize. Now, I say this because there was a doctor that had a bad chest cold and went to a college of his. He had a chest X-Ray and it showed a large tumor on one lung. He college then sent for his last chest X-Ray which was over a year before. The same exact thing showed up with the same exact size. At first he was not sure he should tell the other doctor he had lung cancer or not. But, he felt it was his obligation to due so. He told him. Two weeks later the doctor with the tumor died. He lasted a year with the same tumor and not knowing it. He finds out and he dies. What more can I say. And yes, I am in the medical field.


First of all, I completely agree with this person. If someone lays down and gives up then thats what will happen, they will wither away and die.

Second, I hope all goes well with your Grandmother. I know the pain of loosing someone to cancer (my father). Here is the link to his story
www.belowtopsecret.com...

Third, be carefull in choosing a doctor that will help her thru this. The doctor will have the most influence as to weather your Grandmother stands a fighting chance or not. My Fathers doctor figuritivly speaking, stamped him a "lost cause", collected his fees from the "care" and called in hospice to finish him off. The doctor told him there was no hope and he believed it. He wouldn't even bother to seek another opinion on anything.

By the way, do you know what stage your Grandmothers cancer is in?

Anyway, if all else fails, there is always this
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I hope all works out for you!
Baked



posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 07:22 PM
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Its 6:30 here and I was gonna call my gramma. She had surgery to get the tumour out.... an hour ago. Except for one thing.

The phones are dead for a reason we don't know and our telephone company is on strike where we live.

Liiiiiiife. Don't talk to me about liiiiiiiiife.



posted on Nov, 1 2005 @ 09:39 PM
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Grandma just went in for her surgery yesterday. They withdrew a football-sized tumor from her colon. THey said that they got it all out, which I think is pretty good. She's in the hospital bed now with a NG tube (Nasal-Gastral I think) and she says she hopes she lost 10 pounds cuz she's sick of dieting.

The pathology rep hasn't come in yet. We dunno how bad the problem really is.



posted on Nov, 1 2005 @ 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by Darkpr0
Grandma just went in for her surgery yesterday. They withdrew a football-sized tumor from her colon. THey said that they got it all out, which I think is pretty good. She's in the hospital bed now with a NG tube (Nasal-Gastral I think) and she says she hopes she lost 10 pounds cuz she's sick of dieting.

The pathology rep hasn't come in yet. We dunno how bad the problem really is.


With it being that big, probably benign or they got it all.Keep us updated..
best to Grandma, buy her her favorite ice cream when she can eat it..g-d bless.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 05:35 AM
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Well, I'm not a doctor, but I'm an EMT. What stage is the cancer in? When did she get diagnosed? An early diagnosis is the key factor in survival rates. If you catch the cancer quickly, then there is a very high probability of survival. Best of luck.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 07:38 AM
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Darkpr0,
I am sorry about your grandmom. Sh e is young though. I know you must be going through alot, it's frightening, and you have so many questions. I lost my mom last year to lung cancer. She went through alot, and I was her primary caregiver. Two years before that, my Aunt, whom I was very close to. You will see me around there, my godmother, and aunt, was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. When I needed to talk to someone about this, I found The Cancer Survivors Network It has quite a few members, all who are dealing with cancer.

Whether you are a survivor, patient, relative or friend of someone with this disease, you will find someone to relate to. There is a chatroom there that is ALWAYS full, no matter what time of day, and the buddy list you can build will last you a lifetime. I got very close to a few of the members, and one had even come to my mothers memorial service with flowers and a hug on behalf of everyone in the group.


Another thing that helps is asking if you can talk to your grandmothers oncologist, if she's in that type of treatment yet. My moms oncologist was more than honest with me as to what to expect, diagnosis, what happens, and such. Luckily, my mom moved to Philadelphia, so we were right around the corner from FoxChase Cancer Center, which is number 2 in the world as far as cancer advancements. I highly recommend you go to ACSCSN.org

It's probably one of the only ways I was able to make it through, like I did.



posted on Nov, 3 2005 @ 12:33 AM
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A football sized tumor is huge as colon cancers go, presumably this has already been biopsied and confirmed to be cancer.



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