Mar 17, 2002 - 7:59 pm
I am 47 years old. A mass was found in my colon in January and I was diagnosed with colon cancer in February through a colonoscopy. I had left hemicolectomy surgery on February 27 during which approximately 3 feet of my colon was removed and a resection done. No colostomy was needed. However, the cancer went through the wall into two of the nodes in the colon. It has not gone to my liver or any other organ. I have an appointment with my oncologist this week to discuss further treatment of either chemo or radiation. This diagnosis really has thrown me for a loop as the health problems prevalent in my family have been mainly heart ailments and diabetes. I am hoping that the worst is over and that it will be uphill from here on, but I am really frightened that it might not be. Even though I have done research, I don't know realistically what to expect. Has anyone had an experience similar to mine? Thanks in advance for your help.