kjtreadway wrote:Hello All, I am newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer, in the sigmoid colon. I am 43 years young, adopted with no family health history. It is all a bit overwhelming. I have been looking around and noticed there is not a lot of colon cancer awareness merchandise. I did notice the Star necklace and I am in love with it. Does anyone know where I may purchase one? Thank you for being here, it feels good to know I am not alone.
43 years is young but it seems, from the tone of your post, that you have things more or less under control. Please feel free to ask questions about treatments, etc. if you have them.
Rectal Bleeding biopsy June 23, 2017, Diagnosed Stage 3B rectal cancer late July 2017 via MRI.
T3, N1b, M0.
Chemo (Xeloda) and radiation from 07/31/17 to 09/08/17.
CEA before treatment: 2.7. CEA after 14 treatments 1.9 to 1.8 after treatment.
KRAS Mutant KRAS p.Gly12Asp
In 6-week post chemo/radiation recovery period right now
Waiting for MRI early October
Planning for surgery in late October