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I Have Stage 3 Colon Cancer

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    Trying To Gain Strength

    my story begain in sept of this yr. i started to feel sick as well as noticed i was bleeding. my original pcp told me i just had hemroids. how he determined this i do not know as he never examined me in any way. said oh we will just keep an eye on things. knowing that my body was...
    stainglass stainglass 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    Surprise! It's Colon Cancer: My Story

    I woke up the morning of March 3rd, 2007 feeling really horrible. I had a lot of pain in my lower right quadrant and a slight fever. After fainting twice that day, my husband told me we should go to the emergency room - I, in my infinite wisdom, said no and that I was sure it...
    seussfan seussfan 36-40, F 16 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Searching For Hope

    I do not have stage three colon cancer. My 35 year old sister does. I just got the news a little while ago so I have been searching the web trying to get as much info as I can. I am 30 and a thyroid cancer survivor myself so I am hoping she beats the odds too. I'm honestly just...
    MARIM MARIM 26-30 3 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Stage 2 Or Stage 3? A Lot Of Questions.

    I am not exactly sure which stage I am at. When I try to find stages of colon cancer I find a lot of information that says they don't use stages like one, two, three, etc. They seem to use a lot of letter combinations to indicate how far along the cancer has progressed. In...
    tolmanbridge tolmanbridge 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2011

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    Plan On Living.......

    I am a 52 year old woman who was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. I was diagnosed June 29, 2012 and had my surgery on July 6th . I am currently doing chemo. I go to the cancer center and get hooked up for about 5 hours then I leave with a pump attached for an additional 46...
    Survival52 Survival52 51-55 2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Family History Of Colon Cancer

    I do not have colon cancer but I just found out my dad does. My dad is 48 and has probably had this cancer for a year or 2, but we could not convince him to see a doctor until now. His dad (my grandpa) was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 45 and he lived to be 58. This was back...
    MushroomFairyDust MushroomFairyDust 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    Worried Daughter

    My mother just had her colon removed because of cancer a few days ago ,now they are saying she has it in her lymph nodes and talking about cemo , my question is this, The doctor is saying she cant have  radiation because of it being her right side. does this sound right...
    worrieddaughter worrieddaughter 31-35, F Jan 5, 2010

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    Stage 3 Colon Cancer

    Cancer Current mood: scared Category: Life   I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer Jan 3 2008. I spent Jan, Feb, and March in the hospital. During that time I had several surgeries to remove tumors and resection my colon.  Initially I was to have...
    vivaladiva vivaladiva 36-40 6 Responses Sep 21, 2008

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    It's Back....

    My personal experience started back in November of 2008. I noticed that my urine was dark and had sand or dirt in it. I was dropping weight like crazy. I was a bit over weight so I wasn't to worried about the weight loss. I made a doctors appointment for the urine problem. At...
    HagathaMurry HagathaMurry 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2011

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    My Mom

    Well i am here to share my moms experience with colon cancer. When you are told you are already in stage three, everything may seem bleak suddenly. My mom did. But she was really courageous and fought on for 4 years with stage 3B colon cancer. With her condition (she had an...
    jellyrainbowbeans jellyrainbowbeans 26-30, F Jan 5, 2013

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    I Thought It Was Just A Stomach Ache From Cookies!

    I'm 48 years old & I've had a lifelong challenge with chronic  constipation.  I started having alot of food allergies abut 5 years ago to things like wheat, garlic & tomtatoes. I had pressure & pain in my lower abdomen every month. I went to 5 different doctors about my...
    rosematta rosematta 46-50 3 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Mi Papi

    Hello, mi and my family have been going thru a tough struggle with my 68 year old father. He was diagnosed with colon cancer stage 3. He first found out he was sick threw blood in his stool, well we took him to Nuevo Laredo because unfortunately he has no medical insurance. With...
    isabel08 isabel08 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    I didn't just find out- but it just keeps getting worse... We found out my dad has colon cancer 2 days before thanksgiving in 12. Had surgery and removed 90% of his large...
    everything143 everything143 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
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    My mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It's been about a month now. It was very sudden. Just one day when I came home and she was not home, I called her and she told me she...
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    I lost my father to cancer on February 8, 2014 . I was just shy of turning 16 . He's missed so much in these past 2 1/2 months . I think it gets harder everyday . He should be...
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    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Stage 4 melanoma survivor :)
    Ilovemykids77 Ilovemykids77 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can't count the people I've watched die. No, I'm not a murderer. I am a registered nurse who cared for sick people and many dying in hospitals. Most of the people were elderly or...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    Yesterday morning while l was waiting for my dental appointment l was approached by a tired looking woman with heavy breasts; who told me that she had once worked as a filling...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M Mar 31

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    I hate cancer, it's a horrible horrible disease- and it's common in my family, my grandma died from breast cancer, my father had a very rare tumour in his back that almost killed...
    AllyLogan AllyLogan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I was first diagnosed with diverticulosis when I was admitted to the hospital with an abcessed divertula in the lower left sigmoid portion of my colon. Of course the surgeons...
    rhapsodic rhapsodic 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body, which are also called malignant cells. "What's hurting my mom?", I remember asking my dad. "Cancer", he...
    DarkWanderer16 DarkWanderer16 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    4 days ago I lost my father to multiple myeloma, a vicious cancer that attacks the white blood cells and bone marrow. I am currently 14 and my dad was my role model. He was my...
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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
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    I don't have cancer myself, but I know there are several types of cancer, and also many people fighting cancer. However, there is a large number of people who are unsuccessful in...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22

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    2014 with MIL so far, At the start of the year, MIL is now calling relatives and friends a lot with messages about not being alive much longer. End of January she is now doing...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I had my first abnormal pap in February and my colposcopy done 2 weeks later. The doctor called me on Friday at 6pm and told me that the results showed cancer, I cried all weekend...
    Knitwhit4321 Knitwhit4321 36-40, F Apr 2

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    My Story . . . The one I've been needing, so bad, to tell. Now is my chance. My dad died October 16th, 2012 at 12:10am. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    29emerpus 29emerpus 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Having CANCER is a horrible experience, i was a positive to CANCER. but am Cured. please rejoice with me. i feel really happy and joyful. GOD is good indeed. You all can also have...
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    Having CANCER is a horrible experience, i was a positive to CANCER. but am Cured. please rejoice with me. i feel really happy and joyful. GOD is good indeed. You all can also have...
    Michelle200 Michelle200 22-25, F Apr 9

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