• Odi
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal...
    8 months ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    Had to occasionally take a break from chemo for my white blood cells to recuperate. Also had to get Nepogen injections in my stomach...

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    • Odi
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal...
    8 months ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Had neuropathy in my hands & feet, also partially up my legs. The hands eventually recovered. My legs are fine, my feet have only p...

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    • Odi
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal...
    8 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Painless, quick (-ish). Externally had 'sunburn' like damage to lower back - skin was red and sensitive, could not lie on my back. ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Odi
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal...
    8 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had a port inserted for the chemo infusion, was a good decision.

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Odi
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal...
    8 months ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    I was misdiagnosed for a long time with IBS, which eventually was correctly diagnosed as colorectal cancer.

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    • Skyemberr
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    10 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    5 SBRT treatments to tumor in the cerebellum.

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Skyemberr
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    10 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Tumor found in brain in the cerebellum. Had to have emergency hospitalization due to brain swelling.

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    • Skyemberr
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    10 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had EXTREME reaction to FOLFIRI chemo.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Skyemberr
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    10 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Mass in left kidney is back even though it was ablated

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    • advice4me
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    10 months ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    The results of the biopsy came back: The cancer is only Stage 1. Out of the 26 lymph nodes they biopsied, none had cancer. So no che...

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    • advice4me
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    10 months ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was a robotic-assisted laparoscopic right colectomy. I spoke to my surgeon and she told me about the advantages and dis...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • malbarmu
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    11 months ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Fatigue and Neuropathy highly featured,

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