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... Recently been diagnosed with Stage III Rectal cancer. I will be going for 5 weeks of radiation and chemo and then surgery. Feeling very scared. Need to take care of family and small kids. Wife do not work. ... (79 replies)
... I'm glad to hear your aunt's surgery went well! It seems like everyone has a different chemo program. ... (14 replies)
... It's not that the chemo is "not as strong" for colorectal cancer, it is different chemo which causes different side effects. But by no means is it less potent, and does have side effects of its own. ... (2 replies)

... All I know is that chemo for colon cancer is different than chemo for breast cancer. Apparently it is a different formula, and not as strong. ... (2 replies)
... rectal cancer about 3 yrs. ago. As for all your questions, I found the surgeon really covers the bases AFTER the results are in. ... (11 replies)
... A healthy lifestyle certainly reduces the odds of getting any cancer but does not eliminate it. I have researched the mega dose vit. ... (11 replies)
... I, too, have rectal cancer and had surgery that removed my rectum and am now "sewn" up. Prior to the surgery, I was alternately terrified and angry that I was facing a colostomy. ... (6 replies)
... My mom is 48 and has rectal cancer. ... (6 replies)
Rectal Cancer
May 2, 2004
... I am a 31 year old male, and just had my ileostomy reversed post stage IIIC rectal cancer. Unfortunately, I too, am incontinent. ... (1 replies)
... I was in hospital for 10 days. ... (6 replies)
... rectal cancer in 03 but did go anywhere else it was c close. He had 9 ft of his colon removed chemo and 6 weeks of rad. ... (1 replies)
Colon cancer IIIc
May 24, 2011
... I don't think anyone can say exactly how quickly your cancer might spread. Everyone is different. I am wondering if it was suggested that you continue with the xeloda as isn't this in pill form? ... (3 replies)
... my husband was doing better. But over the last 4 months his CEA numbers have been going up and this past week alone he lost 5 lbs, after holding the same weight for the past 8 weeks. ... (7 replies)
... Hi brad, Tough situation and tough call mate. Are you on chemo,if so they may be waiting to see what shrinks before they do anything. If on the other hand they appear to have written you off please seek several other oppinions,it ain't over till it's over. Good luck you have my best wishes,Ron. (1 replies)
... i was diagnosed with rectal cancer jan 2007...but knew i had cancer in dec because i had every symptom possible. ... (8 replies)
... His cea also was up, and has been coming down since he started back on chemo. They have took him off of Xeloda until they see the scans. We will go tomorrow for the results. They ruled out blood clots. The onc. thinks he has some activity going on in his abdomin causing the swelling in leg. ... (0 replies)
Newbie here
Feb 20, 2009
... Hi Sonia32. I was diagnosed with rectal cancer immediately after my regular colonoscopy in November. I've gone thru daily oral chemo and daily radiation for 6 weeks and am currently on a 8 week recovery period before my surgery. I'm scheduled on Mar 23rd. My tumor was a T2N0M0 stage 1 rectal cancer. ... (4 replies)
... He had chemo for approx 6 months before going into remission in about August 2007. The illeostomy was reversed in Nov 2007. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Coogan. I recently completed my chemo and radiation in Seattle at the Swedish Cancer Institute. They are exceptional and their protocol for dealing with cancer is years ahead of many other facilities. Mine was rectal cancer Stage 1 but will require an ostomy when I have surgery in March. ... (8 replies)
... Golficon, I may face the additional chemo after surgery too. They really won't know until they get in there to see if any of the nodes are affected. ... (5 replies)

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