• BeckyB
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Have had 15 treatments with 13 to go,unrelenting diarrhea despite Immodium,Lomotil & bowel rest has been challenging.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • PaulaT
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation for me had few side effects - primarily just very tired. More difficult than chemo because it was every day, and every day...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Memmie
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation was painful with very unpleasant side effects. I was shocked at the amount of scarring and the burns. I still deal with th...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • kem654
    • Experience with Carcinoid Tumor, Colore...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Can't taste anything, not hungry, won't eat ; drinks very little

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jpz2son
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colore...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation burned the bottom of my sigmoid colon causing multiple fistulas

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sam11506
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The pre-surgery radiation was painless, quick treatment times, and only had a little rash for a while.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • twolf1972
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My father has been very nautious and tired since he started radiation. His last treatment was Tuesday, so hopefully he will start f...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  1. over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Following the six months of chemotherapy (Jan-July 2011), I had radiation and oral chemotherapy for 28 treatments in Aug/Sept 2011. ...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • GolfGirl
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I finished 26 out of 28 treatments. The first 3 weeks were fine. The last 2 weeks were a nightmare; diarrhea, massive rectal blee...

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Willbill
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I did not have my ileostomy reversed, so I really did not have any bad side effects. However, I was receiving the 5-FU daily while ...

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • jearlesred
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I received my treatment at a facility about an hour away from my house. I stayed at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge and am ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • CrazyHarry
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Col...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Driving 50 miles round trip for 30 days will be a major drag

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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