• djw418
    • Experience with Follicular Lymphoma
    5 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    it gets better each day a little I will take that!!

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    I received home health care after my APR surgery. It was a disappointing experience. My butt wound (pardon my French) needed to be i...

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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    Vaginal stenosis

    Side Effects

    I developed vaginal stenosis after my pelvic radiation. Through the help of a pelvic floor physical therapist and the use of vaginal...

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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    Choice between 2 types of rectal resection.

    Decision Point

    My surgeon offered me the option between LAR ( low anterior resection) and APR surgery. The LAR is an "easier" surgery to recover fr...

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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I received Avastin, a targeted therapy that cuts off blood supply to cancerous tumors. It also helps prevent the growth of new metas...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    Robotically-assisted APR (Abdominoperineal Resection) surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    APR surgery is the removal of the sigmoid colon, the rectum, and the anus resulting in a permanent colostomy. Even though the surger...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Many people are very nervous about getting a port implanted. My colorectal surgeon implanted my port, and I have never had any probl...

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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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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My oncologist presented my case to the tumor committee after 5 cycles of chemo with targeted therapy. The committee recommended two ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I elected not to attend chemo orientation. My oncologist gave me detailed information sheets about each of the four components of my...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    5 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    It was shocking to be diagnosed with Stage IV rectal cancer because my only symptom was bleeding. My bloodwork was all normal, and m...

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    • Charlee57
    • Experience with APL (M3), which Usua...
    5 months ago
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    Other

    Procedure or Surgery

    Failed PICC line. Hickman

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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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    • MECTracy64
    • Experience with Mucoepidermoid Carc...
    5 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I was not given pain control because I had a horrible Radiation Oncologist. I had sores, terrible pain and difficulty swallowing.

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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