scartissue's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Male, Age: 55, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know

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    • scartissue
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Jan 2 2008 My life change told stage 3 almost 4 colon cancer. My surgeon told me it would be a speed bump and she was right. Four years later still kicking could not have done it without my family. My wife with me every day of doctor's appt's operation's and chemo.

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    • scartissue
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    at 12 weeks that is where they wanted me at in 4 weeks ended up with a infection spent 5 days in hospital because of it.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • scartissue
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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    able to work coached jr high softball during treatment

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • scartissue
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Hand foot syndrome

    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • scartissue
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    it was bittersweet told in oct 2008 cancer free friends gave me a party 2 weeks later my mother past a way without knowing I was cancer free

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    • scartissue
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Jan 31 It will be 4 yrs from the time I have my Surgery could not have made it this far without support of my family ands friends

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    • scartissue
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Oh No

    April 2013 5 years since surgery was told cancer is back this time in lymphoid nodes you have stageIV colon cancer like I was hit with a ton of bricks

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