I am new to the group. My husband has rectal cancer - had successful surgery in May 2002 and a clean colonoscopy in June 2003. He was on Xeloda for about seven months and stopped in July 2003. We found out in October 2003 that the cancer spread to his lungs. The oncologist said that chemo may only slow down the growths and that surgery couldn't remove the tumors. He said my husband could choose no treatment, or that he could go on chemo. He is now on Camptosar - I don't think it's being mixed with 5FU, which he had a really bad reaction to in earlier treatments. What experiences have others had with success of the camptosar? The oncologist didn't seem too hopeful, but didn't give us a range of time my husband has "left". I appreciate this because any estimate of his life span would be wrong, but I would like to know, what do we have in store for us? I am not too encouraging now about the camptosar, but maybe I don't have enough information. My husband is 72, was feeling pretty good before the news of the spread to his lungs, had no symptoms of lung disorders. He feels bad (nausea, diarrhea, weakness) from the chemo now. Any advice or comments?