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... pump with you for the entire time. I started my radiation with that pump and after one week switched to the pills. ... (8 replies)
... s of which combination you go with AFTER the chemoradiation, you will always get the oxaliplatin. I origanally had a port put in right before my chemoradiation and for the first week of those treatments, I was on the 5FU only. That is when I just could not tolerate the pump so I switched to the Xeloda pills. ... (8 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)

... radiation for my rectal cancer and my pain is DRAMATICALLY diminished. Its unbelievable. By like the 2nd day, I stopped all pain meds and was able to sleep a blissful 8 hours per night. I had felt like a boot was in my rear. ... (5 replies)
... weeks of radiation treatments for rectal cancer and those treatments helped to totally knock out the tumor. Your friend will probably be given radiation in conjuction with a decreased dose of chemo. ... (4 replies)
... Stop being so hard on yourself. I have two wonderful boys and an incredibly supportive wife. We can't help the things that happen to us, but you must maintain a positive attitude. ... (8 replies)
... I am so sorry to hear about your diagnoise, I completely understand. My dad was diag with Rectal cancer stage III last Oct. ... (79 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. In some people, by the way, depending on the agents used, some people with advanced colorectal cancer DO lose their hair. ... (2 replies)
Re:rectal Cancer
Aug 26, 2006
... I am a Stage 3C Rectal Cancer Survivor. I never used a donut, though hard chairs, etc. were definitely bad. You learn to use a pillow. ... (3 replies)
... GOOD LUCK, and feel free to ask any questions you have. ... (20 replies)
... Hi, gang. As you may recall, I am fairly newly diagnosed, rectal cancer, stage 2 based on all the scans but of course only surgery is definitive. ... (20 replies)
New here
Aug 25, 2006
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... It is VERY common to have bleeding associated with chemoradiation. The inside of your bowel wall is being irritated and basically starts to shed and bleed. This usually doesn't happen though until further into therapy. ... (2 replies)
... Only when the bag is opened. When he first passes gas and has to "burp" the pouch though it will be quite an experience. I took to taking in a good lungful prior to letting go. ... (6 replies)
... I'm a stage 3C rectal cancer survivor... ... (22 replies)
... scan before my surgery to decide whether to remove the port or not and rule out any possible metastasis. ... (79 replies)
... I am so sorry that I haven't written for so long. My mother had never had a colonoscopy before the rectal bleed. Her rectal tumor was approx. 1.5" and had gone completely through the rectal wall and involves some lymph nodes. She has been dx'd a Stage 3. ... (16 replies)
... op, he took a couple of weeks to start gaining any kind of appetite and our main aim was to build him up ready and through his chemo regime. This was 6 treatments every fortnight of oxaliplatin and 5fu. ... (20 replies)
Need advice
May 23, 2006
... FU. For your husband to tough it out and suffer the pain of the side effects thinking that this is making him stronger to "feel" that the drug is working is understandable. ... (8 replies)
... op chemo right now. I had three FOLFOX treatments which resulted in pretty bad neuropathy. ... (4 replies)

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