• Just wondering how long those of you that have colon cancer were diagnosed, and how long past treatment you are now.

    Asked by hoosierboy on Thursday, November 19, 2015

    Just wondering how long those of you that have colon cancer were diagnosed, and how long past treatment you are now.

    Are your side effects getting better? I am two years out and it just seems to be slow to improve.

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    • Traceypap's Avatar

      I was diagnosed sept 2014 stage IV. Still in active treatment Had a two month break and went overseas in August. Fatigue is the worst side effect so far for me but I try and push on through.

      over 5 years ago
    • GolfGirl's Avatar

      I was diagnosed 3 years ago today. Stage IV. I'm in active treatment as well.

      over 5 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      I was diagnosed in February 2011 Stage III (last treatment October 2011). I had 12 rounds of FOLFOX and the oxaliplatin took a nasty toll on me, but I'm alive and cancer-free. Many of the side effects have resolved, but I did have some permanent damage. The neuropathy improved for the first year or two, but none since then, I don't think (or very, very minimal). I really don't remember what normal hands and feet feel like, and both my fine and gross motor skills are awful. Which side effects are you concerned about?

      over 5 years ago
    • danpb13's Avatar

      my husband stage IV diagnosed in may 2014 did the 5FU chemo almost died from it, tried new chemo vectibix and Irotecan did that from Aug-dec 2014 & was NED from Jan-November 2015.
      The cancer just came back and re-starting the Vectibex & Irotecan. Fatigue is the worst he had besides hair falling out and bad rash.

      over 5 years ago
    • booboo's Avatar

      I was diagnosed Stage IIIc in April 2004. I completed treatment in January 2005. The hardest part was getting used to the new "normal" after the ileostomy takedown. It took a couple of years to feel normal again. I have some lasting neuropathy in my heels, but it is mild and not too much of a problem. The rest is all in the past, and I have adjusted to the way my GI tract works now, post-op.

      Best of luck to you.

      over 5 years ago
    • MaryU55's Avatar

      I was diagnosed Stage IV March 2013. I've been in treatment since then. Changed Chemo several times. Hoping this last drug added will do the trick.

      over 5 years ago
    • Mortaci's Avatar

      My husband is going into,his third year in treatment. He has never been in remission and is on a pill called stivarga. He always feels crappy all the time.

      over 5 years ago
    • missa_wv's Avatar

      I was diagnosed in January 2014 and finished chemo in July 2014. Have had several scans and blood tests since then and so far so good. Still have neuropathy in my feet.

      over 5 years ago

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