Colon Cancer Support Group

Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from mushroom-like growths that are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. The majority of the time, the diagnosis of localized colon cancer is through colonoscopy.

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  • melissa2487

    6 to 18?

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    My father had colorectal cancer back in 2014... went thru 2 rounds of chemo, 2 rounds of radiation, surgery to remove part of his colon, etc. He was doing fantastic after the surgery and went into remission. About a year ago they found some spots on his lung scans which were extremely small and couldn't even do a biopsy on it plus all his tests were still coming back great. He had another...
  • sadandunsettled

    FATHER PASSED AWAY AFTER 2 YRS and 9 MONTHS BATTLE

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    My father passed away on the 17th February 2017 after a long battle of metastatic colorectal cancer. He suffered badly.But he never complained he was always playing his illness down, which annoyed me at appointments, he never wanted to cause a fuss.Now my world has been torn apart I no longer can speak to him or text him. But i am assured that he knows I will always love him.
  • fibrefletch

    Sigmoid tumour battle

    Hi, I am due for my first chemotherapy on 15th Feb - i guess then it will become more 'real', although I have been through considerable torment with a stent proceedure in my Sigmoida few weeks ago, (1.5 hours on a trolley with only gas!) and still no firm biopsy report after several attempts including from liver (it has spread, not sure how much, I think just a little) The stent took a week at...
  • tigger2512

    help

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     First let me say i have anxiety....lots of it...i am also in a leukemia group here ...i just lost my finacee 5 weeks ago.After he passed i figured it was time for me to get a checkup as i was due for my yearly...just turning 50 the dr wanted me to have a colonoscopy.  I refused and he gave me a "cologuard" test which checks dna in stool.  Well of course it came back positive. needless to say...
  • trishatrixie

    Newly Diagosed Sigmoid Colon Cancer

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    I just found out that I have Colon Cancer in my sigmoid. The tumor was so large, I had to stay on soft food after the colonscopy and they got me into surgery right away. I had a Robotic assisted Sigmoidectemy and the tumor was fully removed and they did a colon ressection. After testing 22 lymph nodes they found 7 had cancer in them. The oncologist said this moves me to a Stage 3b and I will need...
  • powerless

    stage iv colon cancer in colon wall

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    Hi  my son was diagnosed with stage iv colon cancer he is 32 ywars old and has 2 beautiful kids 6 and 11. I was wondering if anyone on has has had ant experince with chemo and if they were successful on becoming cancer free. I would love to hear from you all. Ty
  • yorman1

    4 yr check up

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    Just got back from oncologist she says all the results from blood and CT scan look great.... She scheduled me for an appt in July and told me to continue doing what I have been.  Prayers and Faith along with sensible eating and a bit of exercise. Surgery was done 12/28/2012..
  • KeriLeach

    Looking for help for recently diagnosed...

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    Good evening!  I am in dire need of help or suggestions.  My Father-in-Law (FIL), 77 was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.  He hadn't been feeling well for a few months and took himself to the ER last Friday due to no appetite and feeling "icky".  Make a long story short, he had surgery the next day to remove the entire right side of his colon due to having a large mass and possible colon...
  • anotherstatistic

    My 1st post

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    Hyya, I just decided to join this online support group, although my CC dx was 11/2013, surgery was 12/2013 with bowel resection.  I chose not to do chemo because I went through that ordeal when I had BC in 2005...it almost killed me then and I wanted a bit of quality in my life as opposed to bing dragged down by chemo.  I had also lost 30 pounds before the CC surgery and I still have not...
  • wcollier

    My Experience

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    Hello all I am new here. 50 Y/O White Male Non smoker with hemmerhoids. Always had flare ups and some blood for years. No pain just an inconvienence. as 4/1/16 was having alot of pain and discomfort sitting and was finally accompanied by LLQ pains. Went to my general doctor and he sent me right away to the emergency room. Ran all kinds of tests and the only thing that showed was the CT scan.It...
  • DarknessEmbraced

    Clear ct scans

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    I found out today that 2 years after my colon resection surgery that I am still NED(in remission). Very relieved.  My GI says IBS for all the cramping, bloating, bowel issues and pain that I've been having but I think it might be IBD instead. Bran buds he suggested make me feel much worse even at half a teaspoon a couple of times a week so I stopped using them.
  • Livndadrem

    Starting out

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    I have seen there isn't a lot of activity here, and I nearly didn't post or join because of that.  But then I thought .. how many others aren't posting because there isn't activity.I have recently been diagnosed with rectal cancer.  I am starting treatment next week.  If there is anyone who wants to be a part of this group but is scared - so am I.  If there is someone who was part of this...
  • yorman1

    Can we have a rolecall of current people???

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    We have had no activity for sometime???  Why??
  • glr2472

    Running while on chemo

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    Hello, I am new here and started folfox therapy a month ago. Wanted to know if anybody has been able to exercise, mainly run or walk, while going through chemo? I have been able so far to walk most days and run on some. I do have fatigue but it's mild most days and I just push through it and feel much better afterwards. I have had mild side effects so far, most while I have the pump connected and...
  • hairymick

    Just had Colonosopy ??

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    G,day guys,Its been quite a while since I visited DS. Last time was a whole other story.I had a Colonoscopy last wekk and the surgeon removed ten polyps with one being at stage 3. That is all I know at this stage but he scheduled another appointment with him for this Friday.I have done a bit of research and what I have learnt so far scares me a bit.I guess what I am looking for here is a little...