How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by Betty_P_1 on Tue May 25, 2004 12:00 AM
by Jenny_F on Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:00 AM
by Betty_P_1 on Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:00 AM
by Nomorecancervictims on Wed May 04, 2005 12:00 AM
by Belinda1 on Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:00 AM
by Faith on Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:00 AM
by nuzzer on Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:00 AM
On 6/15/2006 Faith wrote:I had a 24 year old daughter with colon cancer. By the time she was properly diagnosed it had spread to almost every part of her body.To late for any type surgery. They told us it was anorexia, But boy they were WRONG. She lived 16 months after the right diagnoses. 15 monthes of that was chemo. So please if you feel you have cancer at any age, Please get it checked.
Hi Our Daughter found out she had colon cancer after seeing A dOCTOR
FOR aleast 12 to 18 months She had a stage !V when they did the
surgery with hypo themicchemo given during surgery she then started chemo going through the usual protocol
and continued for the next 2 years July 28th 2005 two weeks after her 29th birthday she lost the battle KT was a
pharmacist and a beautiful wife of only two years to the love of her life
We feel the first doctor to see her when her symptoms started didnot
take it serious We lost time due to this lack of judment on his part He even did a sigmodscopic and told us it was A okay. We later
saw the written report and he dicated he was only able to go so
far with the test due to formed stool this we believe was not stool
but was the tumor and that was aleast a year before. So to every
one question question because she was in the field of medicine
she may have trusted too too much Never a moment or a day
KT isn't missed This young lady for very much into exercising
even when she could curing chemo Ate alot of fresh food and rarely
ate red meat Drank alot of bottled water no family history Soo
we are very puzzled
by Betty_P_1 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:00 AM
Hi Jenny - How are you? I would love to hear from you!
On 6/7/2004 Jenny F. wrote:Hi Betty, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at 23(I'm now 25). I had my right colon removed, followed by 6 months of chemo(same 3 drugs as your son). I was disease-free after surgery and all through chemo and a couple months after chemo. Then when I went for my six month follow up scans (I don't think my doctors should have waited that long in between scans), I had massive tumors on both ovaries. I couldn't believe it, I had been feeling the best I had in 2 years. I just had another surgery 2 and a half weeks ago, and I'm doing good. I start my next round of chemo in 2 weeks. Unfortunatly, my doctors have given me a bleak outlook on my future. You can't count on symptons to tell you the cancer is back, the frequent scanning is very important. You also can't let a negative prognosis determine your future. Good luck to your son.
by Karah on Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:00 AM
by VGail on Sun May 10, 2009 12:00 AM
On 1/18/2009 Karah wrote:I, too, lost my 25 year old daughter recently to colon cancer (Dec. 2008) She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last July with innumerable tumors in her liver. She was a cross country and track runner in seemingly perfect health. Her diagnosis was a complete shock to her doctors and to all who knew her. The doctors thought an ulcer might be causing her stomach problems with perhaps 'something 'going on in her colon'. An ultrasound was done earlier and nothing adnormal showed up. She first presented with rectal bleeding at the end of June. She had none of the risk factors for this disease and she did not test positive for any of the mutations or genetic conditions. Her course of treatment and surgery lasted only 5 months from diagnosis. Complications from her surgery (Mayo Clinic docs) and very aggressive mets proved too much for her body to handle. It's shocking how this disease had been spreading for so many years and was so advanced without bothering her. We saw her go from no mets to lungs and innumerable mets in her lungs within weeks. My prayer is that others in similar situations will have successful treatments and long and happy lives!
I lost my 25 year old daugher last week, May 3rd, 2009. She was diagnosed Sept 08. I feel so guilty not being able to find her help. She told hospice nurse she was ready to go, but I wasn't ready to let her go.
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