Oct. 2001 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. A 9" section of my colon was removed successfully and I was told I didn't need chemo.
Jun 2002 I had another CEA blood test done. The results came back at 53.5. I know this isn't an accurate way to check for cancer but it does work for me.
I had a cat-scan, MRI, and another colonoscopy done. There was a 4cm growth discovered on my liver. Just recently had the MRI done and I meet with a surgeon on 7-17.
I would like to know who else has gone thru this and how they are dealing with it. I'm told I will be given chemo after surgery. The doctors I'm working with are absolutely the BEST! I'm glad I moved to N. Idaho becuase in Arizona I couldn't get any testing done becuase I wasn't 50 years old and there wasn't a history of cancer in my family.
Well I've never been good at beating the odds but I feel I have a chance here in CDA.
What can I expect from the chemo? Will it keep me from working? How many treatments are involved.
I know I can and will get some of these questions answered by my team of doctors but I would be interested in personal stories.