paris279's Journey with Anal Cancer

Caregiver: Anal Cancer

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    The first oh not was in March when my son called to say he had been diagnosed with anal cancer. I went to help him during his 2 one week rounds of chemo and 26 radiation treatments. Docs said 98% success rate with this type cancer and treatment. When the biopsy was done after treatment 6-8 weeks later, another call. The tumor was still there, and had metastasized, now in bone and soft tissue and Stage 4. Additionally a colostomy had to be preformed in September, and permanently cath'ed. He is now back home (was 700 miles away) and seeing docs here hoping to find a means to slow down the progression. If only they could get the pain under control as well

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    In addition to the colostomy he is unable to urinate on his own and is cathode.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    He is home with family

    Celebration

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