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Mar 13, 2018 · Connection between colon and breast cancer in Breast Cancer

I complained for many years of what can be described as gallbladder symptoms. Right upper quadrant pain radiating to the back. Mostly flared up after eating. Kinevec and ct scans done and all were negative. This pain and the frequency started increasing during the radiation treatments for the breast cancer. More of the same testing, but not one doctor ever set me up for a colonoscopy. Finally, in April 2017, the pain had become constant and unbearable. ER visit did. Ct scan which showed a new lesion on the liver. A biopsy revealed it was colon cancer that metastasized to the liver. I was 50 at the time of the breast cancer. I just had my 5 year check up for the breast cancer and thought I had beat it. Boy, was I ever surprised by the diagnosis of colon cancer. It appears that the colon cancer had been there when I was diagnosed with the breast cancer. There have been so many things that should have been done and wasn’t, even after I requested for certain testing to be done.

Mar 12, 2018 · Connection between colon and breast cancer in Breast Cancer

I have read some articles stating a relationship between colon and breast cancer. I wanted to know more about this because I had breast cancer 5 years ago and was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon with mets. I was told the colon cancer may have been there for close to ten years.

Mar 11, 2018 · Living with colorectal cancer - Meet others & come say hi in Colorectal Cancer

Hi Brenz, I had the surgery first. They removed the right side of the liver and most of the transverse and all of the ascending colon. I am close to finishing 12 rounds of chemo. The types of food I am able to hold down or taste is of all things instant mashed potatoes and stouffers Mac n cheese. LOL. I’m not able to eat meat or many sweets. Although, I was a heavy sweet eater prior to surgery. All of this happened very fast. I suffered from what was thought to be gallbladder pain for many years and no one was able to find a problem until it metastasized to the liver. Hope all goes well with your husbands surgery. His appetite may change again after the surgery. God bless and all my prayers for his recovery.

Mar 11, 2018 · Living with colorectal cancer - Meet others & come say hi in Colorectal Cancer

Hi, I’m new to the discussion group. I was diagnosed almost a year ago with stage 4 colon cancer with metastasis to the liver. I am currently receiving chemo therapy and glad to say, I only have 1treatment to go. Just wondering where do I go from here. My life has surely been different from what it has been, but needing to know how to stay on a good diet once the treatments are done? My appetite is not all that great at times, and l have only been able to eat certain foods. These foods have not been of a very healthy nature, but it’s what I could hold down. I also had breast cancer 5 years ago and underwent 30 rounds of radiation. Thank you in advance for your advice.