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    Side Effects (Hair loss (alopecia)): I lost my hair during the Irinotecan / Xeloda phase, not the first round of chemo

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    Side Effects (Chemo brain): From pregnancy brain, to mommy brain to chemo brain, I spent almost three years brainless

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    Side Effects (Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)): From the second round of chemo (Irinotecan & Xeloda) I would occasionally have to skip treatment and do home injections to raise my white blood cell count

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    Celebration (Anniversary): On March 17th, 2009 I celebrated 5 years of being cancer-free (NED)

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Prior to surgery I had radiation five days a week for 6 weeks. It did cause some severe pain and sores in the rectal area.