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Cancer: Colon board

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I have been out of the hospital for 3 1/2 weeks after having 1/3+ of colon taken out. It was stage 3 cancer and I will be having Chemo in about 3 weeks. I'm doing great so far and I'm not depressed over it and feel that they got it all :) . Just a little nerveous about the chemo and I know it affects everyone a little different.

My chemo will be the Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) one injection every 3 weeks then pills Xeloda 5-fu/lv for 2 weeks...then rest a week. 6 months.

I had joined this site to see how other people were responding to this chemo and have read a little (on this site) so far. Not certain I made the right chose of joining this site only because it is a little scary to read if this treatment affects people badly. It appears, bottom line, that you just have to make sure you tell Doctors what you are feeling and they can control from that? :rolleyes: [/FONT]