mimi2's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage IIB

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    • mimi2
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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

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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

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    chemo or not?

    Decision Point

    Tumor went beyond the wall of colon so I was told I should have chemo but I didn't have to.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had a chemo mixture with oxalyplatin which was a very difficult drug to deal with. It made me very sick.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Anemia was only part of it. The oxalyplatin gave me many side effects and made me very sick!

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  6. 6
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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished treatment after surgery and 6 months of chemo.

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