faymaster's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Family/Friend: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 29, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

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    • faymaster
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Brother just had Endoscopy on 3/15/2013. Found damage to his stomach from radiation. Dr stated his stomach is not "functioning properly" due to the radiation treatment.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • faymaster
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My brother had 2 chemo treatments. (Feb of 2012 - May 2012) Then another round July 2012 - Oct 2012. Both were extremely hard. First round lost almost 30lbs. He is normally between 135-140lbs. He dropped down to 112. He also has severe numbness in his hands and feet that he is still experiencing today. Nose bleeds everyday as well.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • faymaster
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My brother had the right side of his Colon removed on 5/22. Surgery went well, however more nodules were found in his lower abdomen which caused him to have more Chemo treatment after surgery.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • faymaster
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    No more Chemo!! (Dec 2012) Best Christmas Present ever.

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