sarahdeesart's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 11 years ago, Female, Age: 57, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage II

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    port implanted

    Procedure or Surgery

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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Radiation

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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

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    about 5 years ago
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    Bladder problems

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    about 5 years ago
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    Constipation

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  8. 8
    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

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    about 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

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  10. 10
    about 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

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    about 5 years ago
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    Pain

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    about 5 years ago
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    Urinary changes (frequency, urgency)

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    about 5 years ago
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    Vaginal dryness or irritation

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  14. 14
    about 5 years ago
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    Sexual side effects

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  15. 15
    about 5 years ago
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    Financial devastation

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  16. 16
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I was found to be cancer free in 2007 when I had my biopsy and so far it has not come back. I am happy and grateful to be alive.

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  17. 17
    about 5 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

    After a long battle and slow recovery, I began to do volunteer work for cancer advocacy. I attended Relay for Life events, walking as a survivor first, then later, building a team with my daughter. I joined cancer support groups online. I built a cancer resource site on Facebook. Here is the link to it: Cancer- Financial Assistance, Resources, Scholarships, Info http://www.facebook.com/cancerfinancialassistance Last December, I started to write an online feature for cancer advocacy. Here is the link to it: Sarah Dees, Tampa Bay Cancer Advocacy Examiner http://www.examiner.com/cancer-advocacy-in-tampa-bay/sarah-dees All are welcome. I am posting an article on the feature tonight to introduce this site to my readers.

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