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    freegrl asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    My daughter has Metastatic colon cancer. We don't know if she should remove the whole colon or resection.

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      Peroll

      I would first ask both doctors separately to explain why they recommended what they did. You and your daughter have a right to an explanation that you can understand. Ask questions until you understand everything they tell you. If the correct path is still not clear then ask the doctors to talk to each other to see if they can reach a consensus and have one or both explain the consensus.

      about 5 years ago
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      I agree with the answers below. If you do go the route of removing the entire colon and she gets an ileostomy, there is lots of support out there. Many young people with irritable bowel have to have an ileostomy in order to live a normal life. I had a temporary ileostomy and I thought there was no way I was going to be able to do the things I enjoyed doing but really, there isn't anything you can't do with an ileostomy.

      Good luck to your daughter.

      about 5 years ago
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      I have a permanent colostomy. I am adjusting, but it was very difficult at first. I can not imagine being faced with all this at your daughter's young age. Sounds like she definitely needs more information in order to make the best decision for herself. If this helps..... I am happy to have the permanent colostomy since I feel it reduces my chance of getting cancer again.

      about 5 years ago
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    freegrl asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    My daughter is 24 and has stage 4 Metastatic Colon Cancer. Is there any information on young people who have it?

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      CarolLHRN

      A great site for young people with cancer is stupidcancer.org. It focuses on people on their 20's and early 30's with all types of cancer.

      about 5 years ago
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      Stella

      I suggest genetic testing. Given her young age, it will help her and family members.

      about 5 years ago
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      DanielleisB

      I was 17 when diagnosed with colon cancer (stage III) and then had it again at 25 (stage I). I'm involved with The Colon Club - a group of individuals who've all been diagnosed young. You can read more about our stories (we produce a calendar every year) and even chat with others impacted by colon cancer on our message boards. Great community that relate to what you're going through! http://www.ColonClub.com.

      about 5 years ago
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      She is beautiful. Best wishes to you and your daughter.

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