lorraine's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 59, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IIC

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    • lorraine
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • lorraine
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    over 1 year ago
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    Blood Clot in my neck

    Side Effects

    Had to have 2 shots a day of Lovenox/blood thinners. Hurt like crazy. my whole abdomen was black & blue.

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    • lorraine
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    over 4 years ago
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    Removal of rectal tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had to have an ileostomy. I had lots of problems with this.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • lorraine
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • lorraine
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    over 1 year ago
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    Ileostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a lot of problems with my loop ileostomy.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • lorraine
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    over 4 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    Home Care nurses tried to help with my ileostomy. lots of problems. I ended up having to go to the Wound Center to get help.

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    • lorraine
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had to change whole treatment plan in the middle of rounds due to bad side effects.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • lorraine
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    over 4 years ago
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    chemotherapy

    Oh No

    Didn't know that I had 8 rounds of Chemo ahead of me. Was pretty floored by this news.

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    • lorraine
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    over 1 year ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    i had a lot more than mouth sores/nose also/had hand/foot syndrome/had nausea/had fatigue/had a lot of side effects.

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  10. 10
    • lorraine
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    over 1 year ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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    • lorraine
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    over 1 year ago
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    • lorraine
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    over 1 year ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had to have part of my right lower lung lobe removed. Had problems with the chest tube they put in. It was horribly painful.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • lorraine
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    over 1 year ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    In my right lower lung lobe AGAIN!

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    • lorraine
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    over 1 year ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    CT Scans have all been clear so far!

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    • lorraine
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    over 1 year ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Ended up having a double lobectomy. Yep. Lost my right lower & middle lobes.

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