RuthLocks' Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 55, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IIIC

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

    Oh No

    Turned fifty, Ocotober 2011. Colonoscopy scheduled for 12/19/11. Told by GI doc I had a tumor in my colon, pathology confirmed cancer, GI doc thought it may be early onset. Had surgery January 2012. Surgeon told me tumor had penetrated right wall of colon and I had inflamed lymph nodes near penetration. Pathology confirmed lymph node involvement. sixteen of the twenty lymph nodes removed had cancer. Stage IIIc.

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    • RuthLocks
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    about 5 years ago
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    Laparascopic colon surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery went extremely well. In hospital for 2 days. No pain. Home and in second week of recovery.

    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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    • RuthLocks
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    about 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • RuthLocks
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    about 5 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • RuthLocks
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    about 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • RuthLocks
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    about 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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