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    cabokimi asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    If u have stage 2colon rectum cancer low in the rectum, do u always have to have a bag?

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      cldunn5

      It is important that your surgeon is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon. You will get the latest treatment options and get the most experienced surgeon because that is all that they do. You can obtain a doctor in your area by going to http://www.fascrs.org/patients/find_surgeon/ there is also a lot of information on this website (www.fascrs.org) that may help answer your questions. Best of luck to you

      over 4 years ago
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      AngieJ

      Hi ,your Dr should be able to answer the question if colostomy will be permanent .I have stage IV rectal cancer one of tumors
      IRS was approx. 4" from the anus , 2nd one up a few" higher .I had both removed one of them was pushing /attaching to the pelvic floor/wall I do have a prmt colostomy & it has been painful from the start .fiber caused some of the pain. I had tearing in uterus vaginal wall with a lot of bleeding during surgery .
      Stayed on low fiber diet & have gradually increased fiber .my surgery was in July & was hospitalized 28 days the surgery was over 6 hrs .the tumor wasn't the typical adenocarcinoma ,but squamous cell very lg ,grapefruit size on palpitation ,lemon sized by the time it wad removed .2nd tumor smaller .I admit it has been difficult due to pain ,but it is going better with time but very sensitive .if you hubby wants to file for disability & try to enjoy his time I say let him do that & you go back to working we never know for sure how long we have on earth ?I just won my disability ,I had originally applied 4 yrs ago with advanced arthritis ,bulging disc,fibromyalgia & bulging drop among other things then with the cancer . The disability was approved from day 1 4 yrs ago .trying to enjoy ;I am in Naples Fl for a mnth & loving it .stay strong if he needs your time he will let you know .I joined Gildas Club &so had my hubby & my mom,it has been a greAt positive exp. To connect with others with cancer.hang in there & keep us updated.Angie

      over 4 years ago
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      AngieJ

      Support group @ Gildas Club is great ,We share positive & negative experiences . Its all about providing a place to relax & share .in my group there are cancer survivors one of them it's been 8 yrs since diagnosed ,there ate others 3,4 & five yrs clear.everyone has an opinion on support groups .I enjoy the positive experience with Gildas Club .I. Have met others with a variety of cancers & their experience,I have shared & have found a lot of comfort with my diagnosis .Gildas Club has provided a great deal of activities ex; Shrine Circus with 2 of our grandkids,play @ theater,a special couples valentine date/supper .every Tues. A full meal ,then groups meet ,there are diff.groups for diff members .there is something for everyone ,if it's in area give it a try .

      over 4 years ago
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