redtic53's Journey:

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Diagnosed: almost 10 years ago, Male, Age: 75, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage III

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    • redtic53
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 8 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    Surgeon removed part of my colon but was unable to remove cancer and botched reconnect causing leak and my suffering sepsis and septic shock. was transferred by ambulance to another hosp. and 3 weeks in ICU, another 4 months getting strong enough for competent surgeon removing tumor. ileostomy, 8 months chemo.,reversal, repair of large ventral hernia caused by 1st. surgery. Have a colonoscopy scheduled, and pet scan later. My advice is do research about the surgeon and do not just accept referral from your family physician. With proper care I should have been fine in 6 or 8 weeks and due to a surgeon not qualified I am now going on 2 yrs. of suffering and I am very lucky to be alive.

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    • redtic53
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 8 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 8 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

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    about 8 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • redtic53
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    about 8 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

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    about 8 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    about 8 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

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