• JaneA
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    over 1 year 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...
    over 1 year 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...
    over 1 year 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...
    over 1 year 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...
    over 1 year 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...
    over 1 year 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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    • Skyemberr
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colo...
    over 1 year ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my port replaced and they moved it from.right side to my left. It hurts a lot this time, but maybe it's worse on the left? It...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Blue38
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 1 year ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Due to complications with surgery to remove tumor. Surgery did not take , body became septic and very I'll!

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Blue38
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 1 year ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Once it had been found to have soread. Still did not seem like a huge deal. DENIAL??

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    • Blue38
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 1 year ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Lost all of my lady parts and sanity

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    • Blue38
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 1 year ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Originally scheduled for cyst removal from right ovary, turned out to be cancer spread from colon to ovary.

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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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    • medale
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    over 1 year ago
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    Blood Clot

    Side Effects

    Last week I first noticed that I was running a low-grade fever. We had our first cold day and I was wearing my winter jacket and hat...

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