Jean's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 61

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    • Jean
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was put on a 21 day chemo rejament 2 weeks on 1 off. My first treatment was Oxaliplatin by infusion for 2 hours followed by Xeloda 1225 mg twice a day.My second round didn't go so well tired, sluggish constent diareha even taking teh amodiam, vomiting up my pills even ther smell made me sick, sore red mouth, tingling hands and could not touch anything or dring anything cold. After a few days of this they took me off everyrthing so now i am on a stand still untill i see my doctor the 30th of Sept. Seen my doctor cut my dose down 10% and off xaloda pills and got me on 5-fu for 46 hours on a pump feel alot better

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Jean
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Decision Point

    after surgery and all my markers being good showing no signs of cancer is chemo woth going through ? Went back to the onacoligest Sept. 30th after being taken off chemo for a week i was very sick so he lowered my dose 10% of the oxaplatin and took me off exaloda pills and got me on 5-fu which was in shortage but finally out again, i wear a pump home for 46 hours and a infusion nurse come to my home to take it off so so good felling much better :)

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    • Jean
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery was June 22, 2011 hospital stay was 3 days went home rested and was up and out in a week. They removed the asending colon which had a tumor in it which was growing outside the lineing they also removed 16 lymph nods in which 7 had inactive cancer cells.

    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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    • Jean
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    I was all set up for a 3 month trial then the drug 5-fu was not being made or a large shotage so that ended that.

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    • Jean
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 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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    • Jean
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Radiation

    No Radiation treatment

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Jean
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 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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    • Jean
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Side Effects

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

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