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    sheilap asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    2 sessions of chemo with complications

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      SueRae1

      Speak with your oncology team about this ASAP - they need to review your treatment plan, and decide if this was an isolated incident and continue with your plan, or rethink the cocktail they are giving you to one that will be less toxic on the rest of your body. I was recently taken off my chemo regimen due to an allergic reaction to one of the Meds, I broke on in rashes all over my arms and legs. My oncologist is trying to figure out where we go from here.

      almost 4 years ago
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      alivenwell

      That sounds like FOLFOX was what you are taking from what I read. I had similar reactions to FOLFOX and am looking forward to my LAST 2 treatments. Stay strong. Report these symptoms to your doctor just to play it safe. FOLFOX is known to have a cold sensation, neuropathy (tingling).

      almost 4 years ago
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      Thank you everyone for your response i am taking leucovorin and oxaliplation administered over a 2 hour time and then i get hooked up to a pump with 5-fu for 48 hours they think it is the oxaliplation so they are eliminating it on tuesday they want to do a allergy test inject in skin not sure i want that it is suppose to be extremely painful and will scar me has anyone ever had that done ? eiter way im scared to death it is like going to sit in a chair and waiting for the death injection that is how i feel right now i feel real good right now and i know come tuesday i have to do this all again and with out knowing what is going to happen im scared they are however administering it in the hospital this time so i hope it is better i dont know .

      almost 4 years ago
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    sheilap asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Went today set appointment for mediport

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      booboo

      Try not to worry about the port surgery, its really a very simple procedure. Chemo and radiation are great for staging down your tumor. They can be unpleasant but if they can shrink your tumor before surgery that will be a good thing. Anything they can do to prevent having a bag is worth doing. A bag is no fun at all and involves more surgery. It sounds like you treatment plan is a good one with nothing unusual. The time will go faster than you think. Try not to look too far ahead while you are doing this. Just keep in mind that all this is going to make you well. Good luck to you.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Rosa

      Hi, mine was stage II also. My surgeon told me he wanted to try chemo and radio before surgery. I had 4 doses of chemo(oxapatin) in two months, 28 rounds of radiation Monday to Friday with one week of "rest". I took 4 Xeloda 500 pills on radiation days. It worked! My tumor disappeared without surgery.
      Port surgery is easy, although mine was painful, and most people here tolerate it very well.
      Right now I am in my first year round of labs, CT scan, sigmoidoscopy, etc. and so far everything is very well. Next Monday will be my appointment with my onc.
      Remember to drink lots of fluids.
      Be brave, be hopeful
      Blessings

      almost 4 years ago
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      CrazyHarry

      Sounds like you are on a similar journey to me. Although, I started with the chemo/radiation then on to surgery in just 8 days. And then 4 months of chemo and then surgery take down the ileostomy.

      Ports will be the easiest. My wife and daughter both had them and they really made their lives easier.

      almost 4 years ago
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