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ffd907
ffd907 Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi everyone, My name is Doug I am a Firfighter in California. I am a one year survivor. I was diagnosed with stage 2 rectal cancer on May 1 '03. I recieved 25 Radiation treatments and declined Chemo. I then had surgery to take out the tumor and recieved a permenent colostomy Aug 6 '03. I had my colonoscopy last month and everything is clear so far.

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  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753
    hi doug
    welcome to our board!!
    everyone here is great i myself just joined in july. a great board to discuss anything

    my name is bruce and i'm from nj. i was dx with stage 2 colon cancer in may 04. i'm going thru 26 treatments of chemo just as a precaution. that's great that you are clear keep up the good work!!!!!!
  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
    Hi Doug - welcome to this board. I was diagnosed with rectal cancer Dec 02. I had chemoradiation followed by surgery in April 03 (resulting in permanent colostomy) then 4 mos chemo (I am stage 3). I also recently had a colonoscopy (and CT scan and ultrasound of liver) and all was clear - yea! Best wishes to you.
    Tara
  • ramona41
    ramona41 Member Posts: 72
    hello am from california too (northern) have stage b2 rectal cancer. just had my surgery. am home now. guess its like i read somewhere..once diagnosed with cancer is like a care that always has its check oil light on all the time... glad your check ups are good. am thinking i will have lots of check ups in my future am now recovering. then i see an oncologist.. peace.. to you and your family
  • Hi Doug from two more folks living in California (southern), although not natives.

    I'm Monika, caregiver to my husband Bert diagnosed July 2003 state III, four nodes infected. Went on 4 months of 5fu/leuc followed by an additional 6 months of 5fu/leuc/oxal and so far, so good (knock wood and prayers to God above).

    Am thrilled to hear that you are doing well too and here's to continuing to do so for everyone on this board.

    Monika
  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105
    unknown said:

    Hi Doug from two more folks living in California (southern), although not natives.

    I'm Monika, caregiver to my husband Bert diagnosed July 2003 state III, four nodes infected. Went on 4 months of 5fu/leuc followed by an additional 6 months of 5fu/leuc/oxal and so far, so good (knock wood and prayers to God above).

    Am thrilled to hear that you are doing well too and here's to continuing to do so for everyone on this board.

    Monika

    Hiya Doug from OZ---they say I am a bit strange 'cos being "upside down" sends me that way!Welcome to the board mate--yu will find more friends here than yu could ever dream of.
    Great to hear yu are a 12 month survivor--have a seat with the rest of us here--we thrive on survivor stories!
    Our very best--kanga(Ross) n Jen
  • belinda25
    belinda25 Member Posts: 44
    Hi Doug,

    Im Belinda and Im from OZ too, my dad has stage IV colon cancer with mets to the lungs.
    Im soooo happy to hear that you are clear, thats fantastic! Great to hear good news.

    Belinda
  • belinda25
    belinda25 Member Posts: 44
    Hi Doug,

    Im Belinda and Im from OZ too, my dad has stage IV colon cancer with mets to the lungs, he is just about to begin chemo.
    Im soooo happy to hear that you are clear, thats fantastic! Great to hear good news.

    Belinda