• How many stage 4 colorectal cancer survivors out there

    Asked by Esmie on Monday, April 8, 2019

    How many stage 4 colorectal cancer survivors out there

    Hi, I needed something to encourage me. I wanna know how many stage 4 colon cancer survivors out there and what tips do you have that increased your chances of being “cured”. Have you also done integrative therapy and what have you found helpful?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I did a search on our People tab at the top of the page and filtered by colorectal cancer and stage IV and found 922 stage four colon cancer members, click this link to see that search>> http://bit.ly/2VwjY6Y

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I have a friend named Stephen Estrada who is surviving stage IV colon cancer. You can read his story here: https://www.uchealth.org/today/2018/08/13/colon-cancer-triumph-joyful-wedding-after-fears-of-a-funeral/ ... do a search on his name and you'll find a lot more about him. He's a remarkable young man with a very hopeful story.

      3 months ago
    • lebel's Avatar
      lebel

      I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2012..my life expectancy was 6-8 months...I had surgery to remove the tumor, chemo and radiation..i found that if you can stay strong and take one step at a time it is not so overwhelming..i have a great support also..i have 6 children and 12 grandchildren.. it is hard to take a grim diagnosis . you can scream, cry, melt down and have a tantrum then pull up your boots and start walking..one step at a time with your head held high..when you look back you will be amazed at how far you can go...stay strong always..good luck

      3 months ago
    • rdsd's Avatar
      rdsd

      Diagnosed stage 4 in 2014. Had innumerable liver mets. Did folfox with erbitux, then just Erbitux. Have had 2 liver resections. Recent MRI was clean. Currently on Xeloda/Avastin. Doing well and living each day close to normal.

      3 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Dx in 2014 for Stage IV rectal cancer - I did a year of treatment - FOLFOX with Avastin, Chemoradiation (with Xeloda), SBRT radiation for a lung met, APR surgery, and more FOLFOX with Avastin. NED (No Evidence of Disease) ever since.

      No one can predict who will respond well to chemotherapy or who will have serious reactions. So do your best to stay positive and live one day at a time. Miracles happen every day.

      3 months ago
    • weewon's Avatar
      weewon

      I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in Sept. 2014 and am NED today! The best advice I can give is to keep a positive attitude, take one day at a time, and if you are religious, pray! I had access to a one of the top cancer hospitals in the US, and a wonderful team of oncologists, surgeons and nurses to help me through the journey. After 14 rounds of chemo and 2 surgeries I can truly say "Life is good". I wish you blessings for the same outcome.

      3 months ago
    • BruceB's Avatar
      BruceB

      Not a "survivor" yet, but I plan to be.

      3 months ago

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