Apr 21, 2003 - 5:16 pm
I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in July 2002. I made it through the surgery, radiation and chemo and the cancer is now in remission. I am a Christian and I praise God for all He has done for me. I'm usually pretty positive because I know that if I do die I'll be going to a better place. I do however worry about leaving my wife, 7 yr. old daughter and 4 month old son behind. I really want to be here to raise my children and watch them grow up. The biggest stumbling block for me is knowing my odds of beating this cancer. They say I have a 60% chance to live another 5 years. I know it could be worse but it's still difficult to deal with. The statistics are based on a study which was done 9 years ago. My doctor says he believes the odds are better now. Do y'all agree?