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by bluewillow
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New, recently diagnosed and a million questions
Replies: 38
Views: 5433

Re: New, recently diagnosed and a million questions

Ports (the artificial device you mentioned) sound worse than they are. You may not lose your hair, depending on which treatment you're on. Julie Yes, I was referring to the port. The thought of having something foreign in/on my body makes me cringe, not to mention the vanity aspect. I enjoy wearing...
by bluewillow
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New, recently diagnosed and a million questions
Replies: 38
Views: 5433

Re: New, recently diagnosed and a million questions

Once you've been off chemo for a few months....Try to stay away from Googling stats.... Could you let us know your age, approximately where you live and if you are getting care at a major (NCI) cancer center. We'll be able to help you more having this info. In the meantime, try to find something to...
by bluewillow
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New, recently diagnosed and a million questions
Replies: 38
Views: 5433

Re: New, recently diagnosed and a million questions

"...when I came out of anethesia he told me I had rectal cancer (I remember this exact words: "Don't worry, you'll have surgery, they'll give you a bag and you'll be just fine". Hilda This is similar to my experience and I totally freaked. When I finally met with the surgeon later fo...
by bluewillow
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New, recently diagnosed and a million questions
Replies: 38
Views: 5433

New, recently diagnosed and a million questions

Hi, my name is Susan and this is my first post. I have recently been diagnosed with cancer and have heard it called several different things, none of which I can remember right now. Everything ia happening way too fast and I am completely overwhelmed. Cancer was never much of a concern to me. I come...

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