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... Hey christy, glad that you are doing well after surgery. I had surgery (not a total collectomy) in August and turned out I had stage II with 31/31 lymph nodes clear, but also like you it has gone through the wall of the colon but not into surrounding tissues. I consulted with 2 different oncologists and both were very much in favor of Chemo, since it had gone through the... (5 replies)
... Hi there all, it's Christy. Just to refresh your memory, I am the 29 y o that was diagnosed with what was thought to be well to moderately differientiated adenocarcinoma in the cecum, 3 cm in size. The doctor suspected I have this genetically, mother and half of her family have died from it, so I opted for a total collectomy. They took all of my large intestine out, and... (5 replies)
... the Cancer Survival Guide, it's like 1000 pages, the author was dx with colon cancer 15 years ago and wrote this book, any who, the doc suggested I have a whole collectomy done. ... (0 replies)

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Apr 28, 2006
... Leslie-If I may ask how old was your daughter? How has she dealt with the fact that both her ovaries were removed and she won't be able to conceive children? Everyone tells me that I need to worry about me, and then second everything else, but part of this terrible thing is the fact that chemo will probably put me into menopause and they don't know the affects of it... (8 replies)
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Apr 28, 2006
... I am a little concerned. I got a call back from my doctor, it's a cyst, or so the report states this may be an ovarian cyst, but then it goes on to say a large ovarian cyst in the right adnexa. I talked to my regular gyno and she wants to wait 6 weeks to see if it is still there, these things usually have a way of working them selves out she said, but my concern is the chronic... (8 replies)
... opted for the total collectomy because of family hx. No lymph node involvement, but it extended through the entire colon wall, so it's Stage II. ... (5 replies)
... Hello All of you Wonderful People, I have had my total collectomy with illeo-rectal anamatosis and my appendix removed on 3/27. I came out of the hospital on 4/4. Then I had to go back in 4/12 to 4/19 for what they said was an illeus, well two out of three did. I had a 3 cm sessile polyp in my cecum, so I opted for the total collectomy, my mother died of Colon ca, her... (83 replies)
... Thanks for all your input, I just got back from another hospital stay, long story, but thanks for all your words of encouragement. (5 replies)
... glad to hear you're doing good christy, you're really lucky to not have such bad pains. i too had a total colectomy on 2/16 (male, 35 yrs) it was stage 3 w/ 4 positive nodes out of 48. but no other spreading. i had a bag for about 6 weeks, then had it taken down 2 weeks ago today. Question: now i'm dealing w/ diharea; this is perhaps just as frustrating as the bag was. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Christy, Good to hear that you are through with your surgery and on your way to healing. Sorry to hear that your hospital experience was so bad, but at least that is now behind you and you can finish healing in your own home. That is always better. :) Take care of yourself. (5 replies)
... Hi Christy: Welcome back! I'm glad you're now past the big hurdle of the operation. I hope your incision continues to heal well. If the cancer has already gone through all the layers of the colon wall, it definitely would make sense to undergo chemotherapy as added insurance that any microscopic stray cells don't get a chance to grow into new tumors. Since your colon... (5 replies)
... Anything beyond Stage I in my opinion, if operable should be done. I've lost my mother to this dreaded disease, she didn't have a full collectomy done, and it kept coming back year after year, it's genetic for us though. I feel if you can get it out, why not. ... (11 replies)
... ng to come back if I just get a ressection. I will worry everyday of whether or not it's back, every other year my mother's came back. I feel by having the whole collectomy done, which now 3 other doctors have advised me of, that it's my best option to avoid reoccurance. ... (12 replies)
... :eek: Hello All, Just to refresh your memory and sorry if this is a broken record, I am 29, newly diagnosed a week after I turned 29. Started having symptoms of anemia the beg of Feb, had to have 2 blood transfusions and now am on constant iron, I have to go get iron, fluids and procrit shots every week now because of the constant blood loss and iron def., I was diagnosed... (12 replies)


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