• kj7lo
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    After my second chemo treatment, I started working with a naturopathic oncologist. He developed a significant protocol which include...

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    • kj7lo
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The process of chemo was great. A day off work and always had my mom, wife or a close friend with me. I had a pump that distributed...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Cole
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    2 years from my diagnosis, 1 yr post treatment and my scans are clean!

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    • DaisyMae
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 6 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Despite the effects that have been left to me from the chemo, I am happy to report I have been in remission two years now.

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    • GolfGirl
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 6 years ago
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    Kidney damage

    Side Effects

    My last urine test contained a lot of protein. Doc ordered 24 hour urine collection test - that too showed excessive protein output...

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    • Sue_2015
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 6 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

    No matter how much water I drink it seems like I can't get hydrated enough. I have no saliva. When I eat fresh fruits and veggies ...

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    • Sue_2015
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 6 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    My taste buds have changed, i.e. many things seem to taste like I'm eating cardboard or aluminum or metal. I'm trying to find somet...

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    • Sue_2015
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    They have removed Oxaliplatin from my "cocktail mix" and added Irinotecan (camptosar). Less neuropathy and no difficulty breathing ...

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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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    • Sue_2015
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 6 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

    I know we're supposed to stay hydrated, which I try to do by drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. BUT my mouth stays dry as if I ca...

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    • Lennier
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Work problems

    Oh No

    too sick for work

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    • GolfGirl
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    about 6 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Nurse believes I had an allergic reaction to the Decadron. My face is extremely flushed - looks like I have a bad sunburn. Feeling...

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  1. about 6 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I feel like this one should be minor in the grand scheme of things, but it's a psychological blow that feels big. I must be part Wo...

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