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    Hi , I am a newly diagnosed colon Cancer pt. I have had a pretty crazy ride already but manage to deal with things the best I can. what type chemo do you receive? I am on a 3 day schedule every other week....have been having a lot of trouble with my WBC so have been delayed for a few weeks, now receiving some sort of shot on my off weeks to help my blood count. Having a lot of trouble with a nasty taste in my mouth when they flush my port, tastes like a mouthful of cotton drenched in peroxide or something nasty and then I can't drink anything because everything taste like that, do you have any symptoms like that? Also having trouble with my port itching like crazy.....I realize these are very minor problems compared to some but they are driving me crazy ! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated

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      I wish I had good news but the nasty taste seems to be a common side effect. I was diagnosed Jan. 2012 with stage IV colon cancer. I have at least 30 tumors on my liver and some now in the lungs. Honestly I wasnt sure of my survival although I did not feel bad before I began chemo. But during chemo it is brutal for me. I have decided that the reason the world is round is so we cant see too far ahead of us. We will all respond differently to treatment and to different chemo for the same disease. I think of cancer as a true epidemic now as well as one of the worst things we can ever try to fight against. I am 55 and have a 17 year old daughter who recently graduated from high school. The determination to see her day to day is what keeps me strong. My faith and spirituality is a key factor as well. Stay strong in your spirits as hard as that may seem at times. One final suggestion is to eat well whenever you can. I have many digestive issues and I eat alot of mashes potatoes. I pray for all of my cancer comrades!!

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