Oct 04, 2003 - 8:46 am
I want to thank all those who responded. My surgeon (Dr C) has told me that my whole rectum will have to be removed and depending on how close to the sphincter the tumor is he may be able to fashion a new one out of a part of the colon. I guess it will depend on what he finds during surgery. I think he just wants to know how aggressive I want him to be. I "got some thinkin to do." Thanks again for your help. Surgery is Nov 4. I'll let you know how things work out.