deb2's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 61, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IIA

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    • deb2
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Mom diagnosed in July 2011 with Stage VI Colon Cancer with mets to the liver. Scheduled my 1st colonoscopy in August 2011 & a Stage 2A tumor was found in the same area as Mom's.

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had laparoscopic surgery Sept 13, 2011. Recovery didn't go as well as I expected due to a infection at the end of a couple staples 2 weeks after surgery. I was off work a total of 5 weeks.

    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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    over 4 years ago
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    Oncotype DX test

    Other Care

    Recurrence score is 21 which means there is only a 13% chance of recurrence in 3 years.

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    over 4 years ago
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    2nd Opinion

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My oncologist says no chemo needed. Requested a 2nd opinion from Mom's oncologist in Colombus OH & based on my Oncotype DX test results, he agreed that I do not need chemo.

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    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • deb2
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Followup Care

    Other Care

    Bloodwork every 3 months, CT in 6 months, colonoscopy in 1 year

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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Sister diagnosed with IBC

    Oh No

    February 2012 my youngest sister was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

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    • deb2
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    1 year since my diagnosis; colonscopy was clear. YAY!

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