Feb 26, 2003 - 11:47 pm
My dad just found out tonight that he has colorectal cancer. He had a colonoscopy on Monday and just got the results and hour ago. He is terrified, my mom is beside herself and I am too scared to even know what to write.
The Dr told him that the tumor was "significant" and that it is near the rectal wall. The Dr also said that he would recommend radiation and chemotherapy before they even did surgery. Why is this?
Can anyone out there let me know what is going on? What we should expect; and what his chances are? I am so scared. I was hoping someone out there could shed some light on this awful situation.
Also, what should he expect from the radiation and chemo? Will he have to stay in the hospital for a long time? Will he be able to drive/work/go to church/...etc.? How long do they usually do the radiation and chemo for? Is he gonna be ok?
I have so many question...can someone please help?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.