Apr 28, 2003 - 9:12 am
Hello All. I have recently been diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. I am 54, mother of three wonderful children and 2 awesome grandsons. Have completed surgery, removal of tumor and 12 inches of colon. Doctor said he removed 40 nodes, found cancer in 5. I am to begin chemo week of May 6th. Don't know meds yet but someone please tell me what to expect first treament and what side effects chemo for colon cancer are. Oncologist said only effect might be diarrhea. Need support and help from those that have been there. Getting really apprehensive. Thanks to all.