Newly diagnosed

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kjtreadway
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Newly diagnosed

Postby kjtreadway » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:28 pm

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.

Lee
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Re: Newly diagnosed

Postby Lee » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:30 pm

Hi and welcome,

We do have merchandise that we sell here. When you sign in and before you hit colon talk, hit the colon talk at top right side of page. There it will direct you to various places including a place to shop for colon cancer type items.

Hope this helps,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

DarknessEmbraced
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Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Newly diagnosed

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:44 pm

Welcome and sorry for your diagnosis!*hugs* We are here for you!
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17

NHMike
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Re: Newly diagnosed

Postby NHMike » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:56 pm

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

kmalbany
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Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:34 pm

Re: Newly diagnosed

Postby kmalbany » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:21 pm

I am 44 female and also newly diagnosed. Feel free to reach out if you need a buddy.

teacher2017
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Re: Newly diagnosed

Postby teacher2017 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:22 am

We are in this together. I was diagnosed last Friday. I'm beside myself. I'm 48 and in shock and scared of the unknown. If you need a buddy, I'm here. I am meeting with two surgeons today.
48 year old female- mom of 2 (12,15)
DX colon cancer Sept 6,2017
Biopsy colon mass at 60cm
Infiltrating moderately differentiated colonic adenocarcinoma
Sigmoid/descending polyp- left side
Peritoneum & retro unremarkable
Ctscan says no spread but who knows!
Resection this Friday - Sept 22
Terrified


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