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What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
September 20 2006, re-section - 12 inches removed, 12 lymph nodes removed and tested, 4 positive
Aug '05 Colon Resection, Feb '06-RFA Liver, Liver Resection.
Surgery sometime in April 2007, still completing initial chemotherapy
6-03 stage 3 colon cancer. Removed right colon, gallbladder, ovaries and lymph nodes (one positve) 12-06 stage 4 colon/liver cancer. Had 1/3 liver removed and swollen nodes near by (positive). Detected by CEA blood test-the pet scan. Did 28 days of radiation, then onto oral chemo therapy. I take Xeloda 21 days a month. I have been on this now for 8 months. Febuary 08- spread to lungs--now on chemo therapy IV's (folfox6, Avastin 5FU-levo and Oxi) 6 hours one day-4 hours next day and wear fanny pack filled with chemo for 48 hours at the same time as treatments. I do this every other week.
Aug 23,2006 removal of the tumor,colon resection, removal of lymph nodes in abd. Surgon had hoped to resect my liver, but unfortunatly I have to many leisons on the liver. I recovered very well, with no side effects
I had 12" of my Sigmoid Colon removed on 11/19/07. The tumor was 4.3cm at the colonoscopy, but more accurately measured 6.1cm after resection. There were 14 out of 32 lymph nodes with cancer cells present.
We all had colon surgery @ same time in January 2006. Bart's cancer had penetrated his colon, and infected his liver, lung, and brain. He has been under chemo for many months. Brian had entire colon removed, but retains his rectum. Bruce had about 2 feet removed. Both Brian and Bruce had surgery again, due to complications. It all hurt like heck. But today, we all three are doing great.
3/7/08 - colon resection. We're talking some pretty serious pain & discomfort here...
12" transverse colon resection (nov 07) IVC filter placed (jan 08)
Blood transfusion immediately, multiple tests, & scheduled colonoscopy resulted in surgery Feb 5, 2005, showing the presence of a tumor just above the appendix that had to be removed. A 2 foot long section of the colon was removed & the ends reattached. Biopsy showed stage 4 disease with metastasis to the peritoneum.
Colon resection and they took my ovaries alsono rad 10/07 was in hospital for 8 days, ICU for 4.One day after I came home incision opened.
7/11/07 1/3 colon removed and resected (no colostomy bag needed). Had 16 of 64 liver lymph nodes impacted. Had gallbladder and one cystic (non-cancerous ovary removed). Had hepatic pump implanted to deliver chemo directly to the liver when I wasn't getting systemic chemo.
LAR with ielostomy on 06/06/2008
8/06-semi-colectomy (partial colon removal) 8/07 semi-heparectomy (?) partial liver removal 5/08 7 wedges removed from right lung..3 were cancerous, wedges removed from left lung 8/08, 3 were cancerous. 10/10 intestinal blockage removed, colostomy installed, permanent.
Sister: Scheduled for colon resection and hysterectomy 4/20/12. M-i-l: Numerous paracentesis and filter for blood clots.
Removal of section of colon right side and then resection May 13, 2008. 2nd surgery in June to install a port in left side above heart to give chemotherapy by IV and take home chemotherapy attached to the port for 2 more days.
Surgery - June 23, 2008. Did well with surgery.
February 8 Right hemicolectomy June 22 9 RF liver ablations open surgery
Colostomy surgery 6/08
Port Placement - September 4,2008/Tumor removal & colon resection, iliestomy, and a hysterectomy - December 5th, 2008
The only surgury so far was the portacath, This take a bit of time to get used to only because there is a foreign object in your chest. No pain involved just a bump below your collar bone.
surgery dec 14, 2008
initally went in to have colonectomy but came out with a colostomy at this point i was damn glad to be alive the shock of it all came later on!
January 2009 : Section of colon removed
Biliary drain placed May 27th, 2008, thats when the Dr. new it was cancer just not the type of cancer! Wish we never found that out.
my 1st surgery was on the 4/22/08 of the colon. 12/15/08 was on lift lung, 3/2/09 was on my right lung.
Sepember 30 removal and resection of 14cm of colon and rectum. 5 of 20 lymph nodes were infected. Because of type 2 diabetes recovery was slow and developed an abscess from where the resection did not heal. A Cook drain was installed to drain the abscess. After 7 months the abscess has not fully closed and I await the doctor's decision to "glue" the abscess and resection. Because of the difficulty of the surgery I am using an Ileostomy. Because of the lack of healing I am no longer eligible for adjuvant chemotherapy.
APR May 23,2007 Second surgery may 30, 2007
Bowel resection and hysterectomy 02/09
3 colon surgeries, 2 liver surgeries, 1 lung surgery
Surgery was on my birthday, 3/30/09. 10 inches of my colon (sigmoid area) was removed along with 56 lymph nodes, 10 which tested positive for cancer. Surgery was done laproscopically. Side effects were normal pain for incisions, nausea from pain medicine.
5/19/2009. Lower anterior resection, lots of pain post-op, nausea no appetite.
laparoscopically assisted sigmoid colectomy 5/11/09, successful, home in 4 days, no ill effects so far
laparoscopically assisted sigmoid colectomy 6/26/09
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.
Colon resection upcoming
Coming soon/rectal resection.
I will find out at the end of this month whether my doctor will operate to remove the rectal tumour. I guess it depends on the prognosis for the lung cancer. Surgery will result in a permanent colostomy however it should give me a better quality of life.
rectal cancerous polyp removed
from Oct. 2004 to July 2009 I have had 3 colon surgeries, now there is nothing left, a total hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. I have had more colonoscopies than I can count...and have had two port-a-caths in and out.
Ascending colon removed along with all blood vessels and lymph nodes feeding the ascending colon. Surgery was on May 11, 2004. No side effects. Ron went peacefully onto Heaven on May 1, 2011. Ron will be greatly missed especially by his wife Sara.
colon resection with liver wedge biopsy 2/2008 severe anemia
1/6/2006-total hystorectomy; 8 inches of colon removed; rectum removed; temporary iliostomy bag 5/4/2006-colon pull-through (re-connected my colon to my sphincter muscles - NOT MY RECTUM - DON'T HAVE ONE!!!
Hemicolectomy 17 Sept. '09 Loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, high heart rate, loss of energy, vomiting.
colorectal tumor removal, illeostomy, liver and lung tumor removal, tonsillectomy for B-Cell lymphoma.
Colon resection April 2004, Liver resection August 20009
Colostomy. July 17th. No initial side effects, she felt great. About a week after her surgery she was diagnosed with c-diff and spent another week in the hospital.
Surgery following radiation and chemotherapy
September 22, 2008 Removal of colon, bladder, vagina, and two ovaries. Was in the hospital for one month recovering. Major healing problem was on a wound vac for four months, had home health care. Could not eat, sit, stand, walk due to pain. Have a permanent colostomy and ileo conduit.
hemmoroid removal.12/7/09 found anal melanoma 12/11/09 rare 1% removal of rectum and anus. Colostomy (permanent) 12/28/09
Scheduled for Mid January
Colonectomy with out colonostomy. 05 liver resection and ablation. 06 hysterectomy and liver ablation.07 percutaneous liver ablation.08 liver resection 09
Had surgery july 2009 removed section of lower rectom.I was cut open from under ribs to below belly button.Recovery time was about 10 weeks. as of feb 2010 I may have to have another surgery to remove a cancer cell
Removal of tumor and colon resection. Tough time for about 3 days after surgery, then got better.
Thorasic Surgery on April 13th, 2010. -Confirmed metastisis:( Rectal surgery was on May 11, 2010. reconnect of the rectum, reversal surgery tbd .... Port surgery June 2010
Colectomy with 11 lymph nodes removed (3 were positive) - recovered well 1/2005 Winchester Medical Center, Winchester Va Hysteresctomy with Appendectomy- 10/2008 Recovered well. UVA Hospital What was supposed to be liver resection and gall bladder removal ended up as explotratory- 9/2009 Trouble healing (incision opened, took 4 months to heal,Very fatigued after and til now.) UVA Hospital Stomach Tube Insertion and 4th Mediport placement.- Radiology Department, Winchester Medical Center 1/2010 healing well. I have had alot of issues with previous port placements.
First week of May 2010- removal of tumor, and ileostomy Second surgery to reverse ileostomy after 4 mos of chemo
March 2009 colon resection
8/6/08- Total colectomy and appendectomy... after surgery body went into acidosis. 8/7/08- Emergency surgery from complications... resection of the small intestine and temporary ileostomy. 10/8/08- Reversal of the ileostomy. Extremely sick for the following month, then found out I had an infection. 11/10/08- Lung surgery due to a developed strep infection in my liver and lung cavity. 12/12/11- Partial oopherectomy to remove a mass. Mass was benign and endometriosis was confirmed.
planned for May 2010
hemicolectomy and appendectomy on April 12, 2010. Made it through the surgery just fine.
Surgery is scheduled for July 16, 2010
Transanal resection October, 2009.
Inoperable at present
will receive surgery date after last day of chemo/radiation.
Anticipated mid Aug 2010. See surgeon July 26th for testing to determine results of chemo & radiation
January 12, 2010. Removal of tumor in colon/rectum. had to remove approximately 8 inches of colon/rectum.
Surgery July 2, 2010: No Colostomy bag, Praise God! Hardly any rectum left, and 14-16 inches of my colon removed. I cannot urinate on my own and have to self cath at this point. I have no feelings down there, and often cannot tell I've had a bowel movement. I hope this passes. There is a peculiar knot in my insicion line...
July 7th, resection of rectum. tempoary colo bag, Oct 1st, surgery to repair fistula from the first surgery
October 28, 2008 (Cyst Removal); January 5, 2009(Cyst Removal, Partial Sigmoid Colon Removal); September 21, 2009(Simple Ovarian Cyst Removal); July 2, 2010 (Complete Hysterectomy and HIPEC treatment)
Had surgery July 9, 2010. Everything went perfect. Only bad side effect is that my digestive system is completely messed up.
I had a transanal excision surgery on July 22nd.
Resection surgery on September 17th.
October 7, 2010- Port Implant February 8, 2011- Colon resection resulting in a permanent colostomy (which I was in hopes to avoid)
July 23, 2010 removal of 2 tumors in rectum, full hysterectomy, temporary illeostomy. Had to reopen wound in 2 places after surgery still working with these as they have not healed yet
believed they removed cancer during colonoscopy
Power port installed. LOVE IT! Side effect: People look at it and I have to explain it's my bionic nipple.
just surgery for insertion of port, no side effects
Colon resection March, 1984 Liver resection August, 1984 Lung removal May, 1989
March 25th 2009 - ultra low rectal resection, illio stoma (reversed in Nov 2009 - farewell to Homa!!)
In the hospital for 5 days for colon resection and temporary colostomy. Stage 3c, 6sm tumor removed, 15/33 infected lymph nodes, well differentiated cells.
8/02 sigmoidostomy and cath port 11/11 ostomy revervsal and colon rectal resection, removal of a 13cm X 16cm tumor on my right ovary that later turned out to be colon rectal cancer that had somehow moved to that area between second CT scan (it was not there at that time)POST chemoradiation on 9/28 and also put me into full on hot flashes!!
Port instered Dec. 28, 2010. Pain for about 3 days. I had no side effects. It went pretty smooth with no problems.
Not planned. Cancer will spread too fast if chemo is stopped at my stage.
rectal cancer resection and loop ileostomy- April 13, 2010 Ileostomy takedown- Dec. 7, 2010
Resection, September 2007.
Colonoscopy August 12th 2010,hemicolectomy surgery August 28th 2010, septic infection August 31st 2010, colosotomy, and several infections to follow.Porta-cath Oct 13th 2010. Too many CT's to count. Started Chemo October 19th 2010. Reconnection MAY 2011.
No major surgeries as of yet. Had a malignant polyp surgically removed in 2006, port placement after diagnosis, ablation on liver tumor. I am waiting to find out about a possible resection in my rectum.
Just had a stent put in, no surgeries
Surgery on June 20th, side effect - bowel obstruction
2/16/2011 - Removal of the appendix, ascending colon, and terminal ileum. Removal of omentum on right side, and 41 lymph nodes. 08/04/2011 - removal of gallbladder and discovery of more cancer 3/30/2011 - Port placement in right upper chest. 4/27/2011 - Surgery for necrotic ulcer and perirectal abscess 5/12/2011 - Removal of compromised port. Placement of new port in upper left chest. 5/26/2011 - Removal of infected port (L) and debridement of necrotic tissue surrounding. Port will not be replaced.
I had the tumor removed on Sept 7, 2010 and had Ileostomy surgery the same day
First surgery was Nov 11, 2010. Stage 1A cancer. I had a small infection in the incision. They couldn't do laproscopic, so I had about a 4=5" incision below my belly button. Ended up having incision re-opened to allow for draining and had a nurse come in several times a week to clean the incision. After 4 months, the doctor performed a sygmoidoscopy to check up on the 'connection points' of the surgery. We found a new tumor forming right above the connection point. A biopsy verified that it was cancer once again. On March 25, 2011, I had colorectal surgery once again and had more of my colon removed. Pathology reports from both surgeries did not indicate lymph nodes affected and there was no indication in the pathology report of the first surgery for the need for chemo. Now that it re-occurred after 4 months, I'm now going for chemo after the second surgery. Ended up with another infection after the second surgery and the incision is over 7" long. Ended up back in the hospital for 4 days with infection. Now have a wound vac, which is very painful.
I had lapascopic (?) resection on March 31, 2011. I was in the hospital for six days and did very well. VAery little pain after the first two days and had no problem with my system returning to some what normal
no surgery yet, but will have liver resection and colon resection sometime this year
I've had five colon surgeries and a hysterectomy in the last two years. I no longer have a large intestine and I look like I lost a cutlass battle with an angry pirate!
colon resection Dec 9, 2010 - Radiation and chemo were not in the picture. Once they did the surgery then it was told that I would need radiation as my resection was just on the cuff of being close to the rectum. Then the lymph nodes came back (2 out of 16) positive for cancer. It all changed...then chemo came into the picture.
10 inches of colon removed - 17 lymph nodes - and appendix You think it's bad for a couple of weeks, then it passes - seems like it was rather easy now
Removed 12 inches of the colon in August of 2011. No problems with the surery
Bowel resection, tumor removal, colostomy - July 2, 2010. Hospital for 1 week recovery, slow healing on wound vac for 2 months.