romanina's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 69, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IIIC

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    • romanina
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    as a gluten-free vegetarian, the post-op low fat low fiber diet was difficult: normally i LIVE on beans!!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • romanina
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    oxaliplatin turned out to be the difficult part of the formula for me. not because of neuropathy but bc of weight loss

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • romanina
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 3 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    also: fatigue, dehydration, nausea, weight loss, mouth dryness, hair thinning, low white and red blood cell counts, all improved with elimination of oxaliplatin from chemo formula

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    • romanina
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    january 2 2014 was last day of chemo!

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    • romanina
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 3 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    april 11 2014 was one year anniversary of diagnosis. treatment over. ct scan normal. all is well.

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