Rosa's Journey:

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 68, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage II

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    • Rosa
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Went to my surgeon today. The results of the anascopy (??) were great, completely disappeared, not even a scar. Thank you, Lord.

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    • Rosa
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Speechless.

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    • Rosa
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Xeloda 500 four a day, then reduced to two a day. 4 doses of Eloxatin/Oxaplatin

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Rosa
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    28 days of radiation. Difficult but very effective. Scared to death but survived.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Rosa
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Side effects: anemia, diarrhea, hand foot syndrome, jaw bone pain, swallowing problems, low white blood cells, low red blood cells, weight loss (this one was good, but not the method), back pain.

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    • Rosa
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Finished my first year round! Sigmoidoscopy, CT scan, labs, CEA. All clear, cancer FREE! Next appointment in 4 months. If everything continues to be good, the port goes out. Thank you Lord!

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    • Rosa
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Port is out! Officially cancer free. Best wishes to all. Blessings

    Celebration

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

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    • Rosa
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 2 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Three years cancer free! Next appointment: May 2016! Feeling more, more, more blessed!

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