hessteh's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 12 years ago, Male, Age: 72

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    • hessteh
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    2005 Low anterior resection for rectal cancer. Stage II. No lymph nodes. Negative margin. Got it all!! 2011 Abdominal perineal resection (colostomy) for local recurrence. Had positive margin against prostate. This was MAJOR surgery and the perineal wound took 5-6 months to heal. Have peristomal hernia, which is no fun. Also, nerve damage caused bladder to not work, requiring self cathing.

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    • hessteh
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    [phone number redacted]: Xeloda with radiation, followed by adjuvant Xeloda. Minimal side effects, some hand foot syndrome. 2011 Folfox, 6 cycles. Some flushing occured. Delayed oxaliplatin induced neuropathy.

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    • hessteh
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Radiation

    2005: 36 cycles once daily. 2011: 17 days, BID (twice daily), to minimize long term toxicity. Skipped last planned day due to surgical wound reopening and oozing fluid and blood.

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    • hessteh
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Side Effects

    2011: Surgery: delayed wound healing, peristomal hernia. Chemo: flushing, delayed oxaliplatin induced neuropathy. Fatigue. Radiation: Fatigue. Weakened tissues and reopened surgical perineal wound. Oozing fluid and blood.

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    • hessteh
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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