buckeye1's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 65, Stage III

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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My spouse has been declared Cancer free, however is dealing with Radiation Proctitus which has altered our life completely. Need help understanding how to deal with this for both of us.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Did not have the usual side effects from the Chemo just so exhausted during the treatments. Better now that they are over but dealing with other issues now.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation is the main cause of his issues now. He had to have his gall bladder removed because they felt the radiation could have damaged it. Now he is dealing with chronic radiation proctitus.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Has been declared Cancer Free for over one year now!!! Just need to figure out how to deal with the after effects of treatments

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    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    feet pain & cold all the time

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    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Chronic radiation proctitus now two years after treatments. Seriously effecting our life or lack there of.

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    over 4 years ago
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    C Diff

    Other Care

    Contracted this after surgery in the hospital, have had two flare ups since. Now know he cannot take antibiotics oraly must be injections.

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