• Clees
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    6 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Having full bladder every treatment 5 days a week was the most difficult part.

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Clees
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    6 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have been lucky and have not had major side effects from Folfox with Avastin other than the cold sensitivity in my hands and some ...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • JimmyB
    • Experience with Gastrointestinal Stroma...
    7 months ago
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    Removal of rectal tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a ileus which kept me in the hospital for an extra 8 or 9 days. That wasn't too bad except that the doctors couldn't tell me f...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • danpb13
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colore...
    7 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Husbands cancer has spread from the liver to the adrenal gland on the kidney and spot to the lung. Going back on vextibic and irinot...

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    • Xmintera
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    7 months ago
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    Y90

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went as planned. Will be on light duty a couple of and then back to work.

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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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    • Dmcaly
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    7 months ago
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    Got to go home

    Celebration

    I finally got to the point that I could take care of myself so was able to go home with home health (still had a wound vac on my abd...

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    • Dmcaly
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    7 months ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The initial surgery went well (took out about a foot of my colon & did a full hysterectomy), it ended up taking almost 7 hrs because...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Dmcaly
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    7 months ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    I responded extremely well to treatment, tumor had shrunk considerably in size!

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    • Dmcaly
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    7 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was lucky enough to be able to take the oral chemo pills that 1st round. I took them twice a day on the same days I did radiation....

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Dmcaly
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    7 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had 42 radiation treatments, done daily Mon-Fri. About an hour after treatment a massive wave of fatigue would hit me. The burns t...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Dmcaly
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    7 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Results came back, the GI Dr called me on the phone and informed me I had cancer! I was devastated and confused, there was no family...

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