Pilldr's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 2 years ago, Male, Age: 75, Stage IV

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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went well, no pain after surgery, Tylenol only. Fast recovery. No noticeable changes in bowel habits.

    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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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Folfox - Red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets went very low. Had to have neulasta twice to increase white count. Had to postpone my last dose due to extremely low white count! Platelets are increasing but still low after 6 months.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Lost taste completely but it returned quickly after I finished chemo.

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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

    Side Effects

    Still low but increasing 6 months after chemo.

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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Still have neuropathy 6 months after finishing chemo.

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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    After finishing chemo PET showed I was clear of cancer!

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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    PET and CT show 3 lesions in liver six months after finishing chemo.

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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Liver tumor removal!

    Procedure or Surgery

    Scheduled for April 4, 2019.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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