nycdaughter's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Caregiver: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 78

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My mom was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer metasized to the liver in February of 2011. She had surgery first then chemotherapy. Early November had the Yttrium-90 Radioembolization. We are in the waiting period to see the effectiveness of this treatment. In the meantime, she will continue on chemotherapy starting this week.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    She was given a steriod with her chemo which gave her sterio psychosis. Scary when it hit. Still has recurring symptoms but much milder than the original bout.

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    We have been seeing a doctor at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. His office is very disorganized and to top things off, he now has a new staff. There has not been great continuity with patients and scheduling their appointments. We are in the search for a new Oncologist in the same hospital. Can anyone recommend one?

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