sandkdawson's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 49, KRAS mutation positive: Yes, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was perfectly healthy. I had a pain in my side that felt "deep". The doc said it was my liver. He checked some liver enzymes and one was high. He ordered an ultrasound. Found two "sizable" tumors. Found out they came from the colon. Stage IV just like that.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I'm on Folfox. 5FU, leucovorin and oxaliplatin (spelling?). The 5FU is a rough drug. Numerous side effects. Mouth sores, hand/foot syndrome, peeling skin on hands/feet. Nausea, diarrhea, constipation.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Hand/foot syndrome, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, eating problems, taste issues, mouth sores, weight loss, high BP,

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    CEA went from over 1,000 down to 33 after six rounds of chemo.

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