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mac1212
mac1212 Member Posts: 31
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Stage IIa T3N0M0. Meeting with radiation onc tomorrow and the med onc on Monday. Looks as if we will be doing radiation and chemo before surgery. Don't know alot just yet as far as how often and how long but will post again.

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  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522 Member
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    The diagnosis is the same as
    The diagnosis is the same as my husband's.My husband is getting radiation and chemo preoperation too.The chemo for him is 5-Fu for 6 weeks,24/5,he has the weekend off.The radation is 28 days,from Mon to Fri,only several minutes per day.My hubby is going to finish the peropetive treatment at the end of July,then we will go ahead to meet the surgeon.Hope my husband's case will give you a little reference.Good luck with your treatment.
  • mac1212
    mac1212 Member Posts: 31
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    The diagnosis is the same as
    The diagnosis is the same as my husband's.My husband is getting radiation and chemo preoperation too.The chemo for him is 5-Fu for 6 weeks,24/5,he has the weekend off.The radation is 28 days,from Mon to Fri,only several minutes per day.My hubby is going to finish the peropetive treatment at the end of July,then we will go ahead to meet the surgeon.Hope my husband's case will give you a little reference.Good luck with your treatment.

    keep in touch
    I would definitely like to keep in touch. How is it going with the treatments?
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522 Member
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    mac1212 said:

    keep in touch
    I would definitely like to keep in touch. How is it going with the treatments?

    Well,my hubby has been
    Well,my hubby has been tolerating the treatment not too bad,at least better than my imagination.But chemo kills blood cell counts,this week's blood test shows that my hubby is anemia,but the oncologist said he is underneath the normal range but not at the basement yet,so hopefully he can finish the treatment on time.From the radiation part,my hubby feels pretty painful when he has to pass stool since the radiation has burnt inside of his rectum,so the doctor said it's a common complain from most of the patients.The doctor prescribed him suppository to help with the inflammation a little bit.The side effects he has been having is just fatigue from time to time,I mean maybe today he feels great,maybe tomorrow he feels like crap.My hubby is also suffering a little diarrhea,but not too bad,he is following the dietian's suggestion,so the diarrhea is under control.So besides fatigue and under-control diarrhea,we haven't seen other side effects like losing hair,nausea,and so on.My hubby is going to finish the 4th week of the 6 tomorrow,so he only has two weeks to go,we will be both very happy when the preoperative treatment is done.
  • nudgie
    nudgie Member Posts: 1,478 Member
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    Information
    The below link is from the American Cancer Society web page and provides some good information, definitions, etc.

    http://www.cancer.org/docroot/lrn/lrn_0.asp
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Treatment
    I had the radiation/chemo (pill) for 28 days. 5 days with weekends off. Had the surgery about six weeks after I finished radiation/chemo (you have to give your body time to heal a little) then waited another six weeks and am having "mop up" chemo now. There are a lot of different treatments depending on what stage you are and type. Good luck with the doctors and keep us posted.

    Kim