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    Jcad158 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    dealing with diagnosis

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      glam

      I would research with her oncos and through the internet alternative treatments and drugs that did not have that much side effects as normal chemo does as well as possible clinical trials....I am a colon cancer stage IV B survivor...had to go through three different chemo protocols as the first one almost killed me till I was able to find one that I could tolerate better and started having life back again.....additionally a healthy diet helps a lot, choose anti-oxidants food and keep her body with as much oxygen as she can because cancer cells seems not to like oxygenated environments....create google alerts with words that could be helpful to you both and ask for second, third and/or fourth opinions.....wishing you both all the best....never ever lose hope.....God give the necessary wisdom for both of you to make the right choices and bless your wife, you and all of us....

      about 2 years ago
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      Joeyb

      Sending prayers your way! Sorry that your going through this.

      about 2 years ago
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      AmyJo

      I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Please let us know

      about 2 years ago
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    Wife has been battling colon cancer for five years and has decided to stop treatment for quality of life. Any advice for me?

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      Jaye

      This is difficult. I have been by my husband's side for several months and watched him suffer with stage 4 colon. He hasn't even started chemo yet, but has suffered many complications from removal of the tumor. Usually, when I gently encourage him to continue the fight, he does even through tears. He has suffered so much pain. We have agreed that if medicine is too much, then we would try natural. There is a store in Cleveland called Weber that has natural remedies for cancers. They also special order. Maybe she'd be willing to continue the fight this way.

      over 2 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      I'm sorry she has had such a hard time of it. I know from experience it gets really hard. What ever her decision is, I can only offer that you be there to provide whatever little things there are that she needs. We took care of my Mom and Dad both in Hospice care at the end of their dx. It's a tough thing, but at the same time I am happy that i WAS ABLE to be there to help them with all the little things they needed to keep them comfortable. I wish you both the best.

      over 2 years ago
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      pfordeb

      How hard. Can your doctor or a social worker recommend a support group near you or call the cancer society in your area to see if they have a group. You are not the only person who has gone through this so maybe someone can help.you and your wife with the decision.

      over 2 years ago
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    Wife is starting chemo again for second time-not sure what to expect-different drugs new side effects

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    Side Effects (Diarrhea): Been told this will be a side effect this time-not sure how long it will last