Kathyer1's Journey:

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 54

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    • Kathyer1
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    My cancer had returned after I passed the 5yr mark, now I'm stage 4 with mets. I have signet ring cell cancer that started in my appendix, that was removed in 2005, we thought I was safe but the cancer had other ideas :)

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    • Kathyer1
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The first time they removed half my colon, and part of my small/large intestines. This time the mass was rather large they had to remove all of my intestines except for 8feet, they removed 4 of 7 lymph nodes and my gall bladder. My chances of survival are 3-8% and I have chronic pain due to all the surgeries I've had to go through.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Kathyer1
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Kathyer1
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    My doctors and I know we have a big battle, but we're willing to fight it and hopefully I'll win. On the other hand I have let my doctors know quality of life is more important to me than quantity, I've also asked (demanded) that nothing be held back from me so I can make the decisions that are right for me.

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