jenilovesryan's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 51, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I've been married a year last week and they've discovered a large mass in his cecum. I'm scared to death to lose my true love! It's not fair.. I've waited all my life to find someone who loves me and takes care of me, now I don't know what my future is going to be. I don't want to spend my life without him!

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Colonoscopy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Found tumor. Doctor was nice and positive. Staff was attentive, hubby doesn't remember a thing, but I sure won't forget!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosis

    Other Care

    Cancer.... in cecum, husband is getting surgery to remove 1/2 colon on New Year's Eve morning. I'm frightened beyond belief... Tumor is 3cm in cecum. CEA is .75 (he is smoker). Nothing seen in liver. Had chest x-ray yesterday and has PET scan tomorrow. He is so young. Doctor said it could be genetic and could order genetic testing for his daughters. I'm very frightened. Major surgery on a holiday!

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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    PET scan

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Procedure

    Other Care

    On Wednesday 12-12-12 we will face our first test. A colonoscopy and biopsy. I don't want him to have to do this alone. I'm scared for him. He says he is not scared but how can he not be? I can't sleep, I can't think of anything but this. I'm scared.

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