• tenacity
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    4 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    forced into because of blockage. horrible burning. quit before full time they wanted.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • tenacity
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    4 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    forced because of blockage

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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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    • PattyLou
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    4 months ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    Juicing -- primarily carrots -- (Gerson Therapy variation) and Cottage Cheese/Flaxseed emulsion for 2.5 months. Will do again.

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    • PattyLou
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    4 months ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    fatigue and severe anemia were the only warning signs that led to discovery of a colon tumour (far from the rectum).

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    • PattyLou
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    4 months ago
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    Anemia medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Took 300 units a day for 2.5 months before surgery to raise blood count so transfusion was not necessary and easier procedure. 2.5 m...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • PattyLou
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    4 months ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    Just turned 72

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    • PattyLou
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    4 months ago
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    to accept chemo or not. leaning to not.

    Decision Point

    Focus on nutritional health and rebuilding muscle loss and overall fitness.

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    • PattyLou
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    4 months ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Fist size tumour removed Nov 28 via laparoscopic surgery. Physically healed by late December; anemia corrected by mid February; stil...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  1. 5 months ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    Wanted to post an update..I had the right lobe of my liver resected, my sigmoid colon resected and my gallbladder removed. I was in ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • diamante
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    5 months ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    I have my first colonoscopy 12-21 -2018.on 12-28-2018 the lab have their final diagnosis it was adenocarcinoma they could not tell...

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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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  2. 5 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Cancer is back... Surgery is set for Feb 27. Odd in a way as my first surgery was on Feb 27 2014. Waiting till after surgery to ...

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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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  3. 5 months ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    I have my surgery coming up on February 19th. I'm ready. I will fight with everything in my power to get this beast out of my life o...

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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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