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I Have Stage 3 Colon Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Cancer Cure Covered Up By Government.

    Type in any browser ( RUN FROM THE CURE ) I was blown away when i watched this video, i have known for years the Governments and companies that make medice would have covered up something like this. Please please please pass it on to all your list. It does not just cure cancer...
    reikiman123 reikiman123 51-55 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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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 7 Responses Oct 11, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Or i would be a comedian. But oh well.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    My grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer about a year ago. My father's side of the family has a history of alcoholism and when this bomb was dropped on them, they all...
    justanothersteph justanothersteph 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    My mother has a cancerous cyst in her body. Someone was also mentioning Colon Cancer?
    dancedesire dancedesire 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I lost my Grandmother to bone cancer 12 years ago. I was very young back then, but I remembered how much she suffered with it. Then a few years ago it was my Auntie/Godmother I...
    WingsOfTheDawn WingsOfTheDawn 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    Time has gone by and things sure do change . My dad has stage 5 cancer and is so sick . I can't even think of what life will be like when my daddy is gone . Hospice is in and he...
    Neroforlife Neroforlife 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    This is my life summed up. •I was born June 6th in Chicago, Illinois. •Mother was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer. •I became very ill, and stayed in the same hospital with my...
    stephC6 stephC6 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was just diagnosed with poloymyalgia about 1 1/2 months ago. I have had a pretty big change with my health this last five years. Have had breast cancer, thyroid cancer and...
    Clc488 Clc488 61-65, F a week ago

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    I am struggling emotionally this last couple of days. We have friends of my hubby staying and it's worst timing. I have PMS bad and just want to curl up in bed. It always seems we...
    Starlight30 Starlight30 31-35, F Nov 1

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    hey everyone, im kelsey from toledo and i have stage three hidradenitus. i recently came across this amazing book. check it out,"the hidden plague" (on amazon) it's about...
    kelseykelllsss kelseykelllsss 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    This experience message is for anyone who currently suffers from Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). PLEASE read my entire post before commenting, I have an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and...
    starlits0ul starlits0ul 26-30 1 hr ago

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    My son is coming up on his 5 year post treatment anniversary. I'm very happy to be at this stage but the fear never stops. Every cough, pain, etc I'm afraid the cancer is back...
    firefly4718 firefly4718 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    last night my "Grandma" Passed away of stage 4 breast cancer and eye cancer......shes was suffering since September1, 2013. She passed away Nov1,2014 at 11:00pm...R.I.P.
    xxMusicisbaexx xxMusicisbaexx 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    Shock is obviously the first reaction but having then seen and spoke to her in a strange way I feel relief for her. This might help people who know anyone that is suffering with...
    NihilImpetus NihilImpetus 31-35, F Nov 2

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    She has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. There's no getting better from this point. She knows chemo isn't going to help so she refused it. Now they're just treating her symptoms. She's...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    I lost my first wife to MS. I cared for her at home for nearly 10 yrs. she was paralyzed from her eyes down. She needed a lot of care. We were married for 18 yrs. She passed away...
    KDHARDY KDHARDY 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my babysis, on 5 November 2014. She was 26 years old. 3 months before her 27th birthday. I really miss her. On 3rd November, we went for a checkup with her oncologist and...
    khainis khainis 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Just found out recently that i have neroblastoma stage four lukimia and a large tumor in my stomach and right knee. I have been getting chemo but its not helping much and all i do...
    SoccerLover23 SoccerLover23 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    An excerpt from Chapter five of In the Cleft: Joy Comes in the Mourning (found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble) “Grandy’s arms ached and she felt stone cold and empty. There...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F Oct 23

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    I was 13 when I started showing signs of UC, however wasn't diagnosed until I was 15. The endoscopy and colonoscopy was very scary at the time! It was a really hard time for me as...
    TansssIBDxUC12 TansssIBDxUC12 18-21, F Oct 31

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    Breastfeeding protects against breast cancer (especially premenopausal breast cancer) . Breastfeeding appears to lower the risk of both estrogen receptor-positive and estrogen...
    JaneLovesTarzan JaneLovesTarzan 56-60 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I lost my father to stomach cancer when I was 14. He began to feel pain in his stomach about 1.5 years before his death. The pain strengthened form month to month. Unfortunately...
    alexalan alexalan 56-60, M Nov 15

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    Cancer is a life taking evil that I hope one day is wiped out of humanity. My father has cancer he is 73 but is very very ill. But despite the odds he is alive. What an awful...
    riddlesmile riddlesmile 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    My grandfather died of cancer, my uncle died of cancer. My older cousin fought cancer and survived. Just found out my baby cousin who is only 6 years old has cancer, idk how to...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 24

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    My grampa died of cancer a few years ago and I hate how my family had to see him waste away. He died from pancreatic cancer, which is one of the more difficult cancers to detect. I...
    lechatnoirr lechatnoirr 22-25, F Oct 31

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    My Aunt just came out of remission again. It's a miracle she stayed in it for nine months, but still it's a blow knowing that the cancer is growing again. She has battled terminal...
    NerdRock87 NerdRock87 16-17, F Nov 2

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    I almost lost my father to cancer about 19 years ago. I am just thrilled he won the battle. Cancer really needs to be eliminated from existence. My heart goes to those who lost...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    I love my zodiac sign! I just love astrology in all. I've always been fascinated by the moon, and when I did research on the Cancer zodiac sign, I found that the moon is my ruling...
    2grunge4u 2grunge4u 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Reading about the personality of a Cancer has helped me tremendously in my life...realize how I am is normal for the cancer woman. Would be glad to talk to anyone who is...
    mmbvh mmbvh 41-45, F Nov 6

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    I lost my grandmother in 2012 due to lung cancer. I lost one of my best friends due to a brain tumour. Last year I lost another friend to skin cancer. When I was 15 And I've lost...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    My name is Lyla. I have had alopecia since I was a freshman in high school. I am now a freshman in college. I am a twin and a Native American from Arizona. When it first started...
    lhatathlie lhatathlie 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    October is also LIVER CANCER awareness month... Not just breast cancer.
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    Two really good descriptions of Cancer-Leo Cusp: http://www.alwaysastrology.com/cancer-leo-cusp.html http://www.solutionastrology.com/sunsignbasiclist.asp (this one there are...
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled 36-40, F Nov 11

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    I saw a high school play the other night "Taming of the Shrew" in which they adapted the characters into the modern age (with cell phones etc.) What made it even better is that a...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M a week ago

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    Cancer killed my cousin. I had a very , very strange dream involving a cousin that I am not close with and I rarely talk to her. In the dream , she had a cancerous growth on her...
    caramelLova1 caramelLova1 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26