Well, the first thing I will say that if you have symptoms, you are probably fairly late in the disease. Symptoms don't usually occur until a cancer is fairly advanced, but if you do get to that point, the symptoms usually are, you see blood in your stool, you will have unexplained weight loss or you are not really trying to lose weight, but you are losing weight anyway, sort of vague symptoms sometimes like abdominal pain or cramps, nausea, bloating, and sometimes people will get what we call narrowing of the stools or pencil.
A Canadian first for colorectal cancer treatment
Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Chemotherapy is a new program that we are opening at Sunnybrook and the Odette Cancer Centre It involves the implantation of a pump that looks like this, into just below the skin level in patients with cancer of the colon and rectum that has spread to the liver and cannot be removed. Essentially, it allows us to put chemotherapy directly into the pump and in so doing, pump the chemotherapy straight into the liver and therefore it allows a much a higher dose of chemotherapy to get these cancers in the liver.
One of the unique things about the program is how multidisciplinary it is, and what I mean by that is, it's critically important that we have expertise from surgeons like myself, from medical oncologists to manage chemotherapy both through the pump and through the vein, from our nurses in the Odette Cancer Centre to help educate patients and monitor them carefully from nuclear medicine doctors who check that the chemotherapy that's given through the pump, is only going to the liver, and from interventional radiologists and other radiologists who will help us check about the response of the tumours to the chemotherapy.
Who is a Candidate for Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer
Patients are always asking if they are candidates for chemotherapy for colorectal cancers. So, let's talk about that. One of the questions that I am facing often when I meet with the patients with newly diagnosed colon cancer is, are they candidates for chemotherapy and what is the benefit of chemotherapy in their particular case. We need to address this question on individual basis. What determines whether or not a patient is a candidate for chemotherapy is the stage or the advancement of their cancer at the time of diagnosis because there are some patients that would not need.
Chemotherapy, they could be cured by surgery alone. So that is the first thing to look into. The other important thing is to look at the overall health and health status of the patient, the age, the other medical issues that they may face because that will also affect their ability to tolerate chemotherapy, so I think balance between the benefit from chemotherapy and risks from chemotherapy determines whether or not chemotherapy is the right choice for an individual patients with colon cancer. For an interactive tool to learn more about your colon cancer and your.
Daily Habits After Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer
Patients that are currently receiving chemotherapy for their colorectal cancer often ask do I need to change my daily habits And the honest answer is that you will certainly have some side effects to chemotherapy and that varies widely from person to person and certainly the job of the medical oncologist is to make sure that we treat the colorectal cancer aggressively because again oftentimes the goal here is to prevent the colorectal cancer from coming back, but to balance being aggressive with also making sure that the patient's quality of life remains intact and so the advice I typically give to my patients that are receiving.
Chemotherapy is to continue their daily habits and their lifestyle as normal as possible and in fact, one of the best things that you can do while receiving chemotherapy is to get up and move around as the best thing that you can do to fight fatigue related to chemotherapy. And so, I often encourage my patients to continue working. If they feel they want to do that, I certainly encourage them to get as much exercise as they can and certainly ask them to remain eating a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Advice for Caregivers to Colon Cancer Patients
Michael Sapienza Hello, my name is Michael Sapienza and I am the executive director of the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. Unfortunately, I have had the experience of having a loved one be diagnosed with cancer, actually multiple loved ones, but my mom did in fact pass from this disease and the advice that I would give to another family member or caretaker that was going through this disease would be to stay in a way off the internet. I know that yes we do want to find some great resources like Chris4Life or colon cancer alliance some.
Of these other wonderful organizations, but there are also some other things out there that, when my mom was first diagnosed, I looked at and it did scare me, so the statistics, your loved one is not a statistic, that's the first thing that I would say and I would also recommend you say that to your loved one. I said that to my mom. All the time I said, mom you are not a statistic. You will beat this disease. You will be okay and the other thing is take time for yourself as a caregiver. I know so many people that are.
Caregivers and that they want to pour their heart and soul into taking care of the person that they love, their friend, their family, their husband, their wife, whomever and its of course important, but I think you are going to only be as good of a caregiver or you can be the best caregiver by taking care of yourself, so that would be probably some of the best advice I can give and once again, I think the thing that my mom appreciated the most was when I would look at her or talk to her and say you will be okay.
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CURE STAGE 4 CANCER PRACTICALLY FOR FREE
Hi my name is Kelley Eidem. And today I want to talk to you about how you can cure your cancer for practically free just like I did it. I had cancer over 15 years ago with Stage 4 cancer and I cured it in about two weeks. There is no reason why you have to take a long time to cure your cancer. Maybe if you've been doing chemo or radiation it might take a little longer. But you can do it very fast. You can do it very cheaply. I say almost free because you have to eat any way. Just buy.
A couple of food items that I used. Garlic and hot peppers and one other item some cod liver oil possibly or maybe not fish oil depending on your metabolism and you can do this and you can cure yourself just like I did over 15 years ago. As I think I mentioned, I had stage 4 cancer. It cleared up in four or five days. I had all these skin lesions and they just vanished snapping fingers I stopped it for a few days and some of the lesions started coming back. I went back on it and and another 4.
Or 5 days it was all cleared up. So it was a total of about two weeks even with the space in between. Since then, the radio personality Don Imus used my recipe used my recipe and during the first 19 days he used it correctly, his high inflammatory numbers which were off the chart went down to zero. In 19 days. He wants to take credit for it himself. That's fine. But he did it from my recipe. Then there was another patient who had stomach cancer and he went in for surgery.
And he found out when he went in for surgery after six day's time on the recipe, his cancer was gone. Another lady had a breast cancer which she said was like a stabbing knife piercing pain. It cleared up in under two weeks and so did the lump. Another gentleman had a 10 inch tumor in his colon and a five inch tumor in his colon and he had been bleeding every day and having gas and pain and for months and months and months despite trying other alternative methods what have you. Rick started on my recipe and on the first day the bleeding.
Stopped, the pain stopped the gas stopped. And over time his tumors went away. There are other cases like that. I could tell you one man I don't even know if it was a man or a woman because I couldn't tell by the screen name. A Glioblastoma multiforme which is the most deadly brain cancer a person can get. There is no cure for it. She or he or she went on my recipe and her stage 3 glioblastoma or Grade 3, cleared it up. Gone.gone. It's real simple. Like I say it's practically free because you gotta eat any way so you're.
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What are the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Needless to say one of the major concerns of patients is the toxicity of the chemotherapy that they are about to receive. So, let's talk about some of those toxicities and how we manage them. The two biggest toxicities that we have made the biggest advances in, in the last 10 or 15 years and have made chemotherapy a much easier experience are nausea and vomiting and infections. In the older days with chemotherapies often caused profound nausea and vomiting, had any number of women who would have dry heaves, vomiting for three or four days end.
Up in the hospital for hydration and really have a miserable experience and often times, needless to say dreaded each chemotherapy and sometimes discontinued their chemotherapy because of the major vomiting that they had. We now have superb antinausea medicines and in the breast cancer chemotherapies, we give even the two most aggressive ones. Vomiting would be really very unlikely. Women commonly would have a day or two of queasiness but rarely have vomiting and if we have women that have vomiting now might be once or twice. So, nausea and vomiting is probably 90 better than it was 20 years ago and generally, we.
Can honestly allay that fear going into chemotherapy. The other major issue was infection. With the chemotherapies in the past and present, these often suppress the bone marrow so that the white blood cell count is low and people are very prone to infection. Now with Neupogen and Neulasta which are called cytokines, these shots especially with the more aggressive chemotherapies that suppress the marrow, stimulate the bone marrow and make more white cells, so that a low white count is rarely an issue so that these women rather than being scared.
And having to stay home and be afraid to shop or whatever can really live a normal life and by preventing infection, the chemotherapy does not get delayed or the dose reduced because of a low white count and in general even for the most aggressive chemotherapies, women take a 100 of that dose on schedule. Hi, I am Dr. Jay Harness and I want to share with you important information that I believe that every newly diagnosed patient with breast cancer needs to know. Susan Denver I am a breast cancer survivor.
How A Neurologist Can Help If You Think You Have Nerve Damage From Your Surgery
Hello. I am Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Marcus Boston and I would like to Talk with you today about An issue which came up about A potential client who Contacted my office last week Regarding an issue of possible Nerve damage Now in a lot of These cases individuals who Think that they have some type Of nerve damage as a result of A surgery are really not sure What is the next step of the Process If you are watching This tutorial right now you may Have these same questions, what.
I would ask you to do is speak with you doctor and see if your Doctor will give you a referral To see a neurologist and the Reason why this is important is Because a neurologist will be Able to help you understand Whether you have nerve damage The extent of the nerve damage And things of that nature In Addition to that, your neurologist Can give you specific test to help Determine what is going on in your Case so why have I taken this quick Moment today to educate you on this.
And to explain this well the reason Why is because chances are if you are Watching this tutorial right now you have QUestions you are wondering whether Your nerve damage as a result of your Surgery is possible medical malpractice Here in Maryland here is what I invite You to do pick up the phone and give us A call I can be reached at 3018504832 Or if you would prefer to send me an Email first initially go ahead and send Me an email to medicalinjurybostonlawllc We answer questions like yours all of.
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