sandpitt77's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 39

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    • sandpitt77
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had 28 radiation treatments. My skin was really bad burned, but corn starch was a blessing.

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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My chemo doctor put me on Xeloda. I took the medicine everyday from the start of my radiation, until the last treatment. I did not have any big side effects to the medicine, just decreased appetite.

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    about 5 years ago
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    Ileostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery lasted a long time. When they went in to do the surgery, they found that I had a hernia wrapped around my small intestines from my hysterectomy. They removed my rectum and 2 lymph nodes. I had Stage III cancer, it had moved to my lymph nodes. I stayed in the hospital for 9 days.

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Because of my age, my chemo doctor wanted me to have another round of chemo. I am currently taking IV chemo and Xeloda. Everything is going fine. I have not lost my hair, but I am extremely sensitive to cold.

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