Kim1964's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 52

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    • Kim1964
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am currently going through my first round of chemo before surgery. I really haven't had any trouble as of yet.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Kim1964
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I am going through radiation therapy before surgery. Laying on the table is not the most pleasant ways to lay but i figure I can do this for appx. 15 min. After all it's zapping away at the tumor and I'm all for that.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Kim1964
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Bleeding

    Side Effects

    I first developed a UTI which caused severe burning when urinating. After 2 antibiotics and vesicare that pain subsided. On the other hand when having a bowel movement the pain is unbearable. I am sure it because the are radiating that delicate area but I 't stand having to go to the bathroom.

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