• Colon cancer stage 4 what where your symptoms?

    Asked by Scientific on Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Colon cancer stage 4 what where your symptoms?

    I had none accept for rectal 2 drips of blood on stool for one week that went away, no pain anywhere. Second I seen blood I seen the doctor forced them to do scans etc then was told stage 4 colon cancer mri spread to brain with possibly thousands of tumors as is the case with colon cancer that spreads to the brain worst spreading cancer for brain no treatment accept whole brain radiation which will leave me with dementia but thats not a prob cause I will be dead in a month or two for sure no one on record has survived with this tumor group on record

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    • NMbelievesLR's Avatar

      My Best friend complained about cramping about a week before Easter last year. There was a nasty flu going around so we figured it was that, Night before Easter she had Major pain in her appendix area, She went to the ER we all thought it was appendices. After ruling that out, the figured it was a Blockage in the intestine, we both were kinda right. Her appendix grew into her intestine blocking it off. The Appendix was at the point all tumor from the cancer. NO warnings other then that. NO symptoms. She was receiving scans every two years for Neuroblastoma in which she had been in remission for the past 20 years. They Don't think the two cancers are related at all... Hers spread to Liver and Lungs... Chronic. She had radiation when she was two years old so Radiation is not a possibility.

      almost 9 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      Scientific - Hang in there. Having a positive attitude helps a lot.

      I have tummy issues for months before my diagnosis. My doctors thought it was irritable bowel. I had a whole bunch of tests done and everything came up negative. My PCP told me the only thing left was to have a colonoscopy. I put it off for a couple of months but one evening, I had a horrible stomach ache and had to leave an event early that I had been looking forward to for months. The next day I scheduled the colonoscopy. The doctor saw my tumor as soon as the started the procedure right in my rectum. I don't know if the stomach ache was related or not. I guess when my treatment journey is over, I'll have to see how I am feeling.

      Good luck to you. There are lots of great people here who understand what you are going through. Keep in touch.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Dennispx's Avatar

      Thank you for writing.
      I had blood in stool and pain in rectum, which intensifed as time went by. Finally went to ER where they suspected an infection and did CT scan, which revealed the "mass". Follow up PET scan indicated tumors on liver and lung,,,,thus Stage IV.
      I have been in active treatment for about 11 months, chemo ( Avastin) every 3rd week, with folllow up of Xyloda for 2 wks.
      My cancer is no longer spreading and is "stationary".........so I have today and perhaps a few years more...........My faith keeps me strong, for who knows what the future holds.
      Good luck my friend......we all need support..........from one source or another.................smile

      almost 9 years ago
    • Pangea422's Avatar

      My mom is stage IV and she list a lot of weight in a month and then one day started vomiting. The doctor could feel a lump so she was lucky enough to have surgery to remove it right away. But still on Xeloda and Avastin maintenance treatment right now.

      almost 9 years ago
    • ttisme's Avatar

      I had diverticulitis with a preferation in Oct 2011. I had stomach issues for a year, discomfort, some weight loss, but nothing major. Docs kept saying I was eating food that irritated my bowels (diverticulitis).
      Went for routine colonoscopy in Sept 2012- 5 cm mass, and 2/16 lymph nodes involved. Stupid Gastro, blamed my diet, until he found the mass!

      almost 9 years ago
    • PhillieG's Avatar

      I didn't have any symptoms to speak of. Once in a while I'd have a stool that I figured was due to Mexican food or something.
      Like CarolLHRN said, attitude has a lot to do with things. Even if you look at stats, someone has to be in that group that beats it. Why not you?

      almost 9 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar

      Hey don't be giving up that easy. They told me 2 1/2 yrs ago i would be lucky to make it through surgery has been very tough at times but have been very blessed to have more time with my family. Find treatment read up on it if it sounds like you can handle it then go for it. Good luck to you and point that mind in a different direction.

      almost 9 years ago

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