healed123's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 39, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

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    • healed123
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    When I received my diagnosis of cancer, I was not surprised at all. I believe that God prepared me for this news years ago, when I began having more and more issues with my stomach. I can remember the doctor saying "Are you ok?...."Are you sure you're ok?" And I would smile and say yes. My "Oh No" moment came when the doctor suggested that the cancer may have spread to my liver. Now that was a challenge for my thinking. After a few days I stopped crying and decided that my God was bigger than my diagnosis and I will not worry any more. I let it go and gave it to God.

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    • healed123
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    So far I've had 2 rounds of Fulfox and I am still going strong. I've had minimal side effects (tingling of my fingers and toes and odd taste buds). Other than that I haven't experienced any nausea, vomiting or fatigue. God is good.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • healed123
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    about 4 years ago
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    Skin discoloration

    Side Effects

    My hand, tongue, and lips are darker due to the chemo. However, it's not so bad. It could be worse. :-)

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    • healed123
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • healed123
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have undergone 9 chemo treatments since January of this year. I am still going strong (working and enjoying life)..To God be the glory for his healing power and omnipotence.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • healed123
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    about 4 years ago
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    Celebration

    Several tumors have shrunk. In fact, after a few treatments there was shrinkage. Then, I had a catscan on my 9th round and my doctor reported even more shrinkage. Again, to God be the glory!!!

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    • healed123
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    over 3 years ago
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    Drug Therapy or Medication

    Well, as of now I was told that my treatment isn't going as expected so I will be changing chemo meds from 5FU to 5FURI..I'm not sure what to expect other than diarrhea. Anybody else ever have these meds?

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    • healed123
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The funny part to this story is that I went to MD Anderson to discuss my diagnosis. My appoinments were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Then, the plan was to go back home and start planning Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, God had another plan. That Monday, when my doctor heard me explain my symptoms, he excused himself out of the room and went to talk to a surgeon. I didn't think much of it, so when he cam back we proceeded with the appoinment and he ordered a catscan, x-rays, and other testing. Needless to say, he also made me an appoinment with the surgeon bright and early the following day. As we completed our discussion he said ok well I'll see you tommorrow. In my head, I was thinking "huh? I 'll be home tomorrow." Then he said, "Oh, they didnt' tell you, we are performing your surgery tommorrow." All I could do was laugh and thank God. The doctors mentioned that they were not sure how I made it this far because my colon was going to rupture at anytime, due to the aggressiveness and mass of the tumor. Again, God was good and His plan overrode my plans.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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