Praising's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 53, KRAS mutation positive: No, BRAF mutation positive: No, Stage IV

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    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Only symptom was extreme fatigue. My family did not know that my Maternal Grandmother who died of "Liver Cancer" actually initially had colon cancer. My Dearest Grandmother died one year before my birth. And, the question I did not ask the physicians years ago, has haunted me forever, now! The question, If my Maternal Grandmother died of liver cancer, am I at risk for cancer, and if so what can I do to try to prevent it from my family and myself? But, NO NO NO ---I did NOT ask the question. It haunts me! S going forward, KNOW & SEEK YOUR FAMILY HISTORY!!!!! Also, HAVE A COLONOSCOPY PROCEDURE AT AGE 40 YEARS OF AGE!!!!! PLEASE, I BEG EACH AND EVERY PERSON TO DO THIS!!!!

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    over 4 years ago
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    Polyp removal

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had an excellent physician! I was extremely comfortable! The outcome was expected per the previous CT Scans. Colon polyps and cancer.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    I have to look it up.

    Clinical Trial

    Excellent experience.

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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Bad experience. Causes imbalance!

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    over 4 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

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    over 4 years ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

    Side Effects

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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

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    Birthday

    Celebration

    My 50th BIRTHDAY is tomorrow!!!!!! I AM THE HAPPIEST PERSON ON EARTH!!! I AM ALIVE!!!!! I AM THE HAPPIEST 50 YEAR OLD ON EARTH!!!!!!

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