Young and Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

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  • MrsJP
    MrsJP Member Posts: 157
    aaronv253 said:

    hi
    I don't have colon cancer but I was cur ious as to the symptoms that you had that lead you to get checked out thank you and I really hope your doing well

    symptoms
    My son was 27yrs old when dx'd with stage 3 rectal cancer. He was bleeding and the drs passed it off has hemorroids. Typically there are no symptoms until the late stage of the disease. That's why its so important to have a colonoscopy. The medical world really needs to lower the age from 50yrs old as a starting point. Because of my sons dx, my other children are at a higher risk. My younger son who is 25 has a colonoscopy and they found a polyp. It was non cancerous but the dr said it is not normal for a person in there 20's to develop polpys. He will be having colonosopies every year for at least 3 yrs.

    If you have family history of colon cancer you may want to discuss your concerns with your dr.

    Hope this was helpful.

    MrsJP
  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071
    32 when I was diagnosed
    with stage 3 cancer, 10/11 lymph nodes infected. Two years out from diagnosis and 18 months from last chemo, touch wood still in remission.

    Hugs

    Just realised the dates on the posts, need glasses. Doh
  • NJC
    NJC Member Posts: 72
    My wife was diagnosed with
    My wife was diagnosed with Stage IV last Septembers at the age of 33- 5m after giving birth to our son.

    September '10 - colon resection, 3/22 lymph nodes + and removed, liver biopsy. 15 - 20 mucinous tumors in liver.
    October ' 10 - port placed and started on FOLFOX + Avastin.
    Jan '11 Isolated Liver Perfussion and Intra Hepatic Pump placed.
    June '11 Taken off systemic chemo and will be given 3 more IHP chemos and then will be done with the hope it never, ever comes back.

    Onc said his heart sank last year and he didn't expect her to respond this well. So, no matter how grim it may appear there is ALWAYS HOPE!!!

    University of Pittsburgh
    David Bartlett - Surg Onc
    Nathan Baharu - Onc

    Best of luck!
    -Joe
  • christinecarl
    christinecarl Member Posts: 543
    hmmm
    I was 40 when diagnosed at stage IIIB, I am 42 now.. Not in my 20''s, but still young by the stats of who gets this
  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248
    Tennislover (Heather)
    Hi all - this is an old post that got brought forward. I just thought I'd mention that Tennislover (Heather Maas) was the December 2008 Colondar model. She passed during 2008. Maybe starting a new thread would be good (although it was nice to see her name pop back up). I met her in 2007 at a crc conference and she was a sweet person.

    Betsy (Stage IV, diagnosed 5/05, much history, currently NED)
  • Marianne313
    Marianne313 Member Posts: 124

    Tennislover (Heather)
    Hi all - this is an old post that got brought forward. I just thought I'd mention that Tennislover (Heather Maas) was the December 2008 Colondar model. She passed during 2008. Maybe starting a new thread would be good (although it was nice to see her name pop back up). I met her in 2007 at a crc conference and she was a sweet person.

    Betsy (Stage IV, diagnosed 5/05, much history, currently NED)

    crying again
    oh my, I read this entire thread, not noticing dates, and with each post I kept hoping for a positive update from Tennislover, and with each post kept praying that she'd be found cancer free, only to see that she died 3 years ago.
  • mommyof2kds
    mommyof2kds Member Posts: 519

    crying again
    oh my, I read this entire thread, not noticing dates, and with each post I kept hoping for a positive update from Tennislover, and with each post kept praying that she'd be found cancer free, only to see that she died 3 years ago.

    RIP God Bless Petrina

    RIP God Bless Petrina