September 17th will be 8 years NED. Always praying for my friends at blog for a cure.
Name: Rick (rickker20)
Member Since: June 27, 2009
Location: Pearland, Texas
Birthday: March 20, 1964
Profile: Cancer Survivor
Type of Cancer: Colon and Rectal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarsinoma
Diagnosis Date: June 18, 2009
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1
Tumor Size: 2.1 - 3.0 cm
Grade of Tumor: Grade 2
Lymph Node Involvement: No
Surgery: Colorectal Surgery
Radiation: Radiation Therapy
Chemotherapy: Fluorouracil (5-FU)
Fundraising Goal: 20k
Money Raised: 5k
What I Hate Most About Cancer: The unknow
What I Have Learned From Cancer: To enjoy everyday
Cancer Center: Methodist Hospital (Houston Texas)
End of Treatment Date: March 14, 2010
NED Date: September 17, 2009
Colon and Rectal Cancer symptoms: Rectal bleeding.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: LAR 9/17/2009 35-40 lymphnodes remove all cancer free. Lots of pain from surgery. Pull thru surgery 10/11/2009 because LAR failed. This final surgery saved me from a bag for life.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 5FU no side effects
Avastin no side effects
Oxi could not touch or drink anything cold.
Radiation or Proton Therapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 25 days of radiation before surgery. I had alot pain going to restroom in final days of radiation.