Marrud'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: 62, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

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    • Marrud
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Was lethargic,admitted from doctors office to ICU..needed 9 pints of blood to stabalize

    Other Care

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    • Marrud
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    after testing was told they found cancer, but was"the GOOD kind" easily taken care of

    Oh No

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    • Marrud
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    We were told they were going to remove the "bad" spot and all would be fine...hours and hours later surgeon came and said tests were wrong that the cancer was worse than they thought and had spread to lymph nodes and liver and was stage IV. My husband ended up having a colostomy. He developed infections and ended up with MRSA. We had a hard battle clearing things up so he could start chemo...

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Marrud
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Getting the treatment was easy.. the side effects of nausea and diarrhea and tiredness were more a problem. He also started to turn bright red in the face(which still happens even though treatment is finished). Due to the high doses of steroids he developed cataracts and had surgery to remove it.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Marrud
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    We finished treatment and another surgery and are now no sign of cancer at this time!!!!!!

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