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JANNEB posted:
HI I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A CANCEROUS TUMER IN MY LOWER COLON IN FEB OF 2011. I UNDERWENT A MONTH OF RADIATION AND HAD A CHEMO PUMP WITH 5FU FOR 30 DAYS. I THEN HAD SURGERY TO REMOVE THE TUMOR AND THEY FOUND NO LYMPH NODE INVOLVENT.THE TUMOR SHRUNK DRAMATICALLY BUT THEY DID NOT STAGE IT.(MY GUESS IS IT WAS NOT EVEN A II) MY RECOVERY WAS GOOD. MY ONCOLOGIST SAID THE STANDARD OF CARE IS 12 TREATMENTS OF CHEMO AFTER.THEY GAVE ME CREDIT FOR 4 BECAUSE I HAD CHEMO DURING RADIATION. I TOOK TWO MORE TREATMENTS AND THE SIDE EAFFECTS WERE SO INTENSE THAT I STOPPED. MY SURGEON SAID HE GOT ALL OF TUMOR AND THEN SOME. I AM DEALING WITH SOME BOWL ISSUES BUT THEY ARE WORKING THEMSELVES OUT. MY MAIN ISSSUE NOW IS TAILBONE PAIN. THE ONCOLOGIST SAID IT IS DUE TO THE SURGERY MY REGULAR DR SAID IT IS FROM THE RADIA ION (THE SURGERY WAS JUNE 2ND.) I WONDER IF ANYONE ELSE HAS THIS ISSUE. I DID HAVE ONE INJECTION OF NEULASTA BUT THAT PAIN WAS DIFFERENT. ANY SUGGESTIONS THANKS
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