Last year I was diagnosed with colon cancer and the oncologo stop my chemo last december. so, since then, I am doing my best to eat better, exercise, drink a lot of water and so on, but the thing that worry me the most is...how high is the possibility that the cancer will come back? same place? or anywhere?
I realize that I am worry too much for something that I have no control over,but I just can't help it!
I already had my colon operation and liver done, unfortunately,I had metastasis to the liver too. so far, after surgery everything seems to be ok!
Having cancer (any kind) is deadly serious. Please note that this forum features a mix of health professionals and health "enthusiasts", so please be cautious to take advice without completely investigating it.
To prevent and treat cancer, there is enormous evidence out there about nutrition and exercise. Eating a high-fiber diet, loaded with fresh fruits and veggies, low in fats and meat, has been the key to a clean colon. And of course, there are natural cleanses you can do on your own.
There is sooo much information on this topic, if you just look around to reliable sources.
I am thrilled by Dr. Dean Ornish's study about how exercise, diet, yoga and meditation were used to reverse cancer in recently-diagnosed patients. Very Exciting News! See this blog: http://www.higher-lifestyle.blogspot.com for the article and video.
Best of Luck, Speedy Healing to you and your colon,
I'm a Stage III colon cancer survivor. I'm not sure a survivor ever stops wondering if and when it will come back. You can only take one day at a time.
Everyday I say to myself, "today I'm cancer free, so I will enjoy the gift of this twenty four hours." This gets me through. Having one more new promising day is good enough for me because it's a new opportunity for happiness, success, love and LIFE.
Check out the following colorectcal cancer support groups. There you will find people who know exactly what you have been through, what you are still going through, and perhaps helping others might help you.
Being a part of these two groups has been a huge blessing in my life and I'm grateful for each person there.
To everyone else - GET YOUR COLONOSCOPIES!!! Colorectal cancer is 100% preventable with proper screening.
Preventable, Treatable, Beatable, Curable.
Thank you for your thoughts,=to all of you=I was stage IV and after all the chemotherapy I am feeling really good now but, you know what your are absolutely right now I enjoy life, appreciate the little things in life that make me happy, and frankly I never did that before, never pay to much attention to that. So, I change quite a lot after that...
I will keep doing exercise and drinking a lot a water and watch my diet, and I will check the support group for sure.
thank you so much to everyone, I agree with wellkat, please do a colonoscopy for your own sake, that's the best advice I can give you.!
In order to keep all of you updated I have to tell you what I was
doing all this months, I was getting avastin and xeloda every two
weeks and now I am getting avastin only. In the meantime, I am
living one day at a time and trying to do best for myself.
In the other hands, today my doctor told me that the blood test
(CBC) and my last scan were good and I am in my remission
progress, that was so good to ear that I am still in shock, but
happy. still I need to take the chemo every two weeks until my
doctor states otherwise.
I am doing the best I can that includes eating well, drinking a lot
of water, walking around the track at least five days a week, taking
multi vitamins and all the antioxidants I can get, so,
I want to thank you all of you guys for all the moral support,
advices, I received from you. thank you so much!! and I mean