Danean's Profile



My name is Danean (rhymes with “machine”) and I was diagnosed with rectal adenocarcinoma in August of 2009 at the ripe old age of 41. I had a transanal resection October 5th, radiation five days a week for five and a half weeks from November 16th through January 5th, and took Xeloda until my platelet count fell so low that my oncologist made me stop taking it. My advice to all who will listen: If you are over 50 – get a colonoscopy. If you are under 50 and have blood on your toilet paper, *please* don’t assume it’s hemorrhoids – get a colonoscopy. If something’s wrong, believe me, you want to know as soon as possible. This type of cancer is highly treatable when detected early. (I somehow created two accounts. If you'd like to view my previous postings, please see my former profile "Danean1.")

Vital Info


January 1, 2010

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February 10, 1968

Cancer Info

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Rectal Adenocarcinoma

August 31, 2009

Stage 2


The waiting and wondering, and the worry that causes me and my loved ones.

That God gets very close and real when crisis hits.

Go get your colonoscopy!

January 5, 2010

October 5, 2009

Rectal bleeding that my gynecologist said was “probably hemorrhoids,” lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.

Transanal resection, October 5th, 2009.


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