TerriH's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Female, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IIIC

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    • TerriH
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    Due to the heriditery nature of my cancer, I decided to have a total colectomy. My wonderful surgeon directely connected my small intestine to my rectum. No colostomy was needed. However, learning to live with diahrea 24/7 was a process. With full recover, chemo complete and medication adjustments, I now lead a very normal life. But it was a process that took about 3 years before I would say I felt normal again.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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