Anyone deal with lymphedema after colon cancer??

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rmblack
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Anyone deal with lymphedema after colon cancer??

Postby rmblack » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:57 pm

I AM MISERABLE!!!! Swelling in my feet started about a month ago. Had ultrasound last week and everything looked fine. Tomorrow I go to a physical therapist to be checked for lymphedema. After reading some things online I feel positive this is what I have. Tonight my feet started to itch sooooo bad. Has anyone else here suffered from lymphedema? If so, what have you done to help with it?
Rhonda- 41
Wife and mom of 2 (21 and 22)
Diagnosed 9/12/14
Stage 3 Colon Cancer
Surgery 10/6/14
30 radiation treatments
6 months chemo. Oxy and xeloda
NED 7/18/15
Reoccurrence 4/2016 in abdominal wall
Surgery 4/2016
Stage 4
KRAS wild
3 months of Erbitux (May-July 2016)
20 radiation treatments
NED 8/10/16
January 2017 CLEAR SCANS!!!

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Cowgirl918
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Re: Anyone deal with lymphedema after colon cancer??

Postby Cowgirl918 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:05 pm

You need to notify your physician if you have not already done so. It can be a side effect, part of the disease or have any number of other causes. There are other threads that you can search on this site full of information. Just search Lymphedema .
Good luck. So sorry you are going through this.
HX Colon Polyps Villious and Tubillovillous
12/29/15 Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - Ascending Colon Mass- Hemicolectomy Scheduled
1/17/2016 Right Hemicolectomy Cancelled
1/25/2016 CT No evidence of other disease
2/12/2016 EMR-ascending colon mass 80% removed
5/29/2016 Compressed lumbar spinal fracture (riding accident)
8/12/2016 EMR #2 ascending colon mass curative
8/13/16 NED
10/18/16 Autoimmune Diseases confirmed

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Re: Anyone deal with lymphedema after colon cancer??

Postby jhocno197 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:31 pm

My mom had lymphedema, unrelated to any sort of cancer. After some treatments (wrapping, massage), she was much better.
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
Colostomy
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

rmblack
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Re: Anyone deal with lymphedema after colon cancer??

Postby rmblack » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:16 pm

Thanks for responding. I went to a physical therapist today. We are going to try compression socks and see how I respond to that. I am only 41 and feel like I am 61. Cancer has aged me so much. I will look at the bright side, I am in remission!
Rhonda- 41
Wife and mom of 2 (21 and 22)
Diagnosed 9/12/14
Stage 3 Colon Cancer
Surgery 10/6/14
30 radiation treatments
6 months chemo. Oxy and xeloda
NED 7/18/15
Reoccurrence 4/2016 in abdominal wall
Surgery 4/2016
Stage 4
KRAS wild
3 months of Erbitux (May-July 2016)
20 radiation treatments
NED 8/10/16
January 2017 CLEAR SCANS!!!

Philippians 3 14

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Re: Anyone deal with lymphedema after colon cancer??

Postby pantufla » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:21 pm

My husband had swelling of his feet, wrists and hands a couple of weeks ago. Got it checked out by the doc. He was not very concerned, and now it appears to be getting a lot better. :)
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
Lynch negative.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm. There are subcentimeter retroperitoneal lymph nodes."


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