Jubern's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 71, KRAS mutation positive: No, BRAF mutation positive: No, Stage IIB

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I am active and eat a healthy diet, no family history of colon cancer. I have taken aspirin daily for over 20 years.- I can't believe this is really happeninng!

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    over 4 years ago
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    Laparascopic colon surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I feel yhat Dr Christopher Petty who performed my surgery did an outstanding job. I was out of the hospital in 3 days and had no complications

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    To do chemo or not

    Decision Point

    I was told I had about an 80% chance of being cured just from the surgery but that if a few undetected cells had gotten out in my system it would reoccur as stage 4 cancer and be very serious. After some online research and a discussion with my oncologist ,I decided that as much as I dreaded it, cheomtherapy would give me my best shot at a full recovery.

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am on folfox chemotherapy as a precaution because though not in my lymph nodes the cancer was agressive(t3) and burrowed nearly through the colon wall.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Hand foot syndrome

    Side Effects

    With the cold sensitivity, hand and foot syndrome and periferial neuropathy, it gets really hard to do much because everything bothers the hands

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