• BeckyTice
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    GW University Hospital is excellent. The is professional and caring. My doctors, especially the residents, Have been encouraging ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • BeckyTice
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The prep is not all that great. I'm sure it's not as bad as it use to be but still, drinking that stuff is nauseating. Especially ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Elinwill
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Just enough large colon to avoid having colostomy bag. Took over a week before intestine began to work. Lost 20 kg. and developed cy...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • psue
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorecta...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was my primary site. I had this surgery 7 days after the Liver surgery, I was in the hospital the entire time.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • pmooty
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a partial colectomy with 8 inches of colon removed. My surgery went well, and I did not require a colostomy. I was in the hosp...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • allier4
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Removal of tumor and lymph nodes. Most of the surgery was done laparoscopically - I have 3 small scars, an inch or less and one larg...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Ellie2013
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was performed via laparoscopy-assisted which did make his recovery faster but it was a very tough week immediately follo...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mamab
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    removed 9.5 inches of ascending colon.....22 lypmph nodes tested.. 2 returned positive.......stage III

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mamab
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    removed 22 inches of descending colon.....thankful no colostomy needed! easy recovery ! 15 lymph nodes tested all -

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • faymaster
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My brother had the right side of his Colon removed on 5/22. Surgery went well, however more nodules were found in his lower abdomen...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • jearlesred
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Following chemotherapy and radiation, the grapefruit sized tumor in my colon shrank down to nothing. My surgeon removed about a foot...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • dhrogier
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Have had surgery 3 times. Had ileostomy for over a year that was finally reversed. Third re-occurance, third time for chemo.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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