Elinwill's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 63, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage III

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    • Elinwill
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    First oncologist says palliative chemo only. No surgery, go home and hope and pray

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Just enough large colon to avoid having colostomy bag. Took over a week before intestine began to work. Lost 20 kg. and developed cyst in stomach, had to be drained. Also pneumonia and lots of infection

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Elinwill
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    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Responding well to chemo, but have very sensitive and painful feet

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    • Elinwill
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Having trouble walking for any distance

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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