gil's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 12 years ago, Male, Age: 66, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage II

  1. 1
    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    had another life threatening health problem same time as cancer...which problem to fix

    Decision Point

    had another life threatening health problem with stomach same time diagnosed with cancer...could only fix one problem at a time and felt I was dammed no matter which problem was dealt with first because the other problem would get me in the end

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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    had a low antreior resection

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    surgery to repair stomach problem

    Other Care

    stomach was herniated "above" diaphram 25%...was strangulating...meant another major surgery to repair

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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    another devestating bit of news hearing that cancer is back in same location as it was the first time...felt I'm losing this battle

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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    had a second low anterior resection...was told there was a high possibility of having an ostomy bag either temporary or for remainder of life when waking up from surgery...woke up from surgery and had an ostomy bag was to be temporary...tempory lasted 10 months due to doing chemo / radiation

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    chemo was folfox...consisting of 5fu, oxiliplatin, and one other drug I cannot recall this moment....chemo do able but was tough

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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

    Side Effects

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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Loss

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    • gil
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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