cosmo111's Journey:

Family/Friend: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 50, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

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    • cosmo111
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

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    • cosmo111
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

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    • cosmo111
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 4 years ago
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    Ileostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Very difficult to cope with surgery for the patient as well as family, it takes time to recover from the surgery as well as the emotional effects of it. Especially we did not know if it would be reversible or permanent....finding out it was reversible made it a little bit easier to accept. A bit of a learning curve how to change the bag and find the right type and a longer time for the patient to be able to change it themselves. I used to do it for my sister but approx. 2 1/2 months after the surgery she was able to do it by herself and has ever since. She just came back from a ski trip ....she can do pretty much everything with the bag....skiing, swimming, biking, going to the gym...it just takes getting used to....

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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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