StunnedMike's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Male, Age: 55

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Went in for a routine cancer screening on December 16th. The doctor found a large tumor in my sigmoid. The lab confirmed it was cancer.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgeon removed 12 inches of my colon along with 30 lymph nodes. Not all of the lymph nodes contained cancer and it appears that the cancer has not spread into any organs.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am starting my treatments next week. I will be getting 12 rounds of FOLFOX.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    I had my first FOLFOX treatment yesterday. Sometimes when I take the first bite of some food, my jaw cramps up for about 5 second. By the third bite, everything is back to normal. I do not think it is tempature related. It may be a reaction to sodium?

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    Lost more than half of my hair so far. Going with a buzz cut for now. Not ready to start shaving my head.

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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finally done with my 12 FLOFOX treatments. The longer they went on, the harder it was. Very glad it is over. I can't wait for my taste buds to get back to normal.

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  7. 7
    about 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  9. 9
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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

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