Lynchsurvivor's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 16 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage IIA

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    It took the full 6 weeks to recover from my first resection. It was rectal sigmoid

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation put me into instant menopause, I still have a problem with acids due to the radiation changes. Sex is very uncomfortable also due to the radiation

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    In 2001 I had the colon cancer back again. This time it was at the splenic flexure, I had all but about 10" of my colon removed as I had found through genetic testing, I had the lynch syndrome. Of my mom's 8 kids, 4 of us have the gene. One of my 2 children has the gene. I have bouts of incontinence even with lomotil medication. I wear pads at all times

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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