• BruceB
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    3 months ago
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    Colostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    April 14 - Met with my surgeon on April 11. I'd had the follow-up scans we'd been waiting to do, and they looked good. Surgery is...

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  1. 3 months ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    See chemo treatment

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  2. 3 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Oxaliplatin & 5FU initially. Reduced to 5FU solely due to extreme neuropathy. Destroyed WBC to zero; hospitalized & near death due t...

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Lindie
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    3 months ago
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    Yttrium-90 microsphere radioembolization

    Radiation

    Getting ready to start this treatment

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • GivingCare
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    3 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Part of his chemo treatment during this year was the drug oxaliplatin. He experienced peripheral neuropathy, mostly in his toes whic...

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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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    • GivingCare
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    3 months ago
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    Ileostomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    After initial diagnosis in 2013, my husband had his rectal tumor removed along with about a foot of bowel. He had an ileostomy for a...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • BruceB
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    4 months ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Well, I haven't posted on here in a while because I got tired of writing "downer" posts. But there are enough "vacant" profiles her...

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  3. 4 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Start my second battle with Chemo April 18th

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • MrsT
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    4 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed with colon cancer in February. Also found cancer in the appendix, omentum and uterus. Starting chemo in a week. Feeling...

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    • MsMarty
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colore...
    4 months ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    In spite of chemotherapy my CEA continues to rise. It is 379 as of last week, so my Oncologist ordered a PET Scan. Did test yesterda...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • peterlang
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    4 months ago
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    Internal radiation (Brachytherapy)

    Radiation

    Great staff, Had treatments 5 days a week for 6 weeks.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Pilldr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    4 months ago
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    Liver tumor removal!

    Procedure or Surgery

    Scheduled for April 4, 2019.

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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