jlacquement's Journey with Carcinoid Tumor, Colorectal Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer > Carcinoid Tumor

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 49, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had abdominal pain & felt it may be gall stones. After a CT scan & colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to my liver.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This was my first round so wasn't too bad. I'm told the affects will be accumulative though.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went home after 3 days & back to work in a week.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    3rd round of chemo & fingers/toes are tingling. Not painful, just weird.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just started shot for raising white blood cell count. YUCK!!! I couldn't get out of bed for days. Need to find an alternative.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    All tumors have been reduced by more than 50%. Largest tumor was the size of a silver dollar, now it's down to a dime.

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