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ElEff

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Female 39 y.o.
ABOUT ME

Diagnosed in July 2020 with a stage 3, 5cm rectosigmoid tumour at the age of 37 whilst on maternity leave with a 6 month old (and a 4 year old). Had persistent symptoms for about a year, but investigation was massively delayed due to pregnancy then Covid lockdown.

Oct/Nov 2020 - 28 sessions of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (75% capecitabine dose due to DPD deficiency).

Feb 2021 - Anterior Resection with temporary ileostomy.

April 2021 - started 4 rounds of Xelox mop up chemo due to EMVI (50% capecitabine dose this time for reasons I still don't fully understand having tolerated 75% with no issues whatsoever).

November 2021 - Ileostomy reversed.