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LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
Just got a message on facebook... My uncle has colon cancer. They are pretty sure they got it all... but wow. WTF!!!!! Apparently it runs in our family (which I just found out)...F**K
Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.

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  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tough to hear, brother...glad they got it in time. That one is the 'silent killer'. Yep, rectal exam every other year after 40

    If you have family history, go get checked out. Even for peace of mind if nothing else
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • roland_7707roland_7707 Posts: 2,833 ✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear about your uncle bub. Praying for a speedy and full recovery. And peace of mind for you. 
    One God, One Truth
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks guys. update - He has a followup appointment soon (not sure when) from there they specialists will setup a date for surgery and remove a portion of his colon.
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He may just luck out. One of my brothers was found to have colon cancer and they were able to remove a section of his colon arthroscopically as an outpatient. Not even any hospital time. And they got it all. 

    Best wishes to your uncle.... 
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta said:
    He may just luck out. One of my brothers was found to have colon cancer and they were able to remove a section of his colon arthroscopically as an outpatient. Not even any hospital time. And they got it all. 

    Best wishes to your uncle.... 


    that info is actually pretty encouraging. Its hard to think about and hard to wrap my head around. not knowing and waiting for appointments is BS! lol but it has to happen. We have to wait and see what happens.


    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Really. They are getting so good at this schidt it's unreal. Things like this, that used to be dire, nowadays, you have a real good chance it will turn out perfunctory. Ex lax and hope for the best.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • raisindotraisindot BostonPosts: 1,294 ✭✭✭
    If you catch it early, a full recovery is highly likely. My mother had it at age 78 and they only had to remove a small section of colon. She had to do chemo after but it was much easier than when she went through it with the breast cancer she had a couple years before that. Fortunately, it's one of the easiest to diagnose early if you have a colonscopy on a regular basis 
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    webmost said:
    Really. They are getting so good at this schidt it's unreal....
    Yeah, just ask me about it. They took out my entire esophagus and a small part of my stomach and then hooked up what was left of my stomach to the stub of my esophagus. But they got all the cancer. And everything works pretty much as normal. So, yeah, I'd say science is getting better all the time.... 
  • pelirrojopelirrojo Farmington, NMPosts: 1,757 ✭✭✭
    Coworker of mine had her husband just go through a similar situation. Little surgery, little chemo, came out smelling like roses. I think he missed a couple weeks of work. Hope everything goes well. It's scary, but there's reason for hope. Good luck to you and yours. 
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Good news! Followup appointment came with the diagnosis of Stage 1 Colon Cancer. It comes with a 90%+ survival rate.They will have an appointment with a surgeon soon to have a small section of his colon removed.
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great news, Chris!!
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭
    Got to see my uncle last weekend. He and his wife are in really good spirits about the whole situation. Date for surgery is still unknown but in process.
    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • LiquidChaos66LiquidChaos66 OregonPosts: 3,767 ✭✭✭✭

    HUGE UPDATE!!!!!!! My uncle had his consultation and doctors said 'there is a 93%-97% chance that they removed all the cancer cells during his first colonoscopy. they don't recommend chemo or surgery but will do regular blood tests, annual CT scans and colonoscopies to keep on top of the situation.'


    HOLY CRAP IN A HAND BASKET! super thankful it all has played out this way so far! :) Thanks for all the support and thoughts and prayers! I really appreciate it!

    Life is like a blind fiver. You never know what you're gonna get.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hooray!!  I'm glad to hear it. And, yes, the science of cancer is quite good and getting better all the time. 

    Praise se be to God the almighty....  :D
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There are times when science rocks.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    webmost said:
    There are times when science rocks.
    I'll drink to that. Did you read about the volunteer firefighter who had a total face and scalp transplant because he was burned so badly in a fire?  That's pretty amazing...
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 7,408 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great news. And also, F*** cancer.
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