Dec 28, 2003 - 4:19 pm
In early Nov. my mother was diagnosed with Colon cancer and had sucessful surgery 3 weeks later. The week of my mother's surgery, my dad was diagnosed with non hodgkins lymphoma, so needless to say, my whole life has been turned upside down. When he was 1st diagnosed, he didn't feel sick. He has been to the doctor and had the scans, bloodwork, bone marrow tests..etc. and now we are all sitting around waiting. During the last week, it seems as though his mental and physical health has went down drastically. He has developed a cough, is having trouble swallowing and does not have an appetite. I am worried sick. He has a large tumor on his trachea and it is in the lymph nodes on the right side of his neck. I have been reading about this disease, and I have read different things about the survival rate. Somewhere I read that he has between 6-8 years left, but then I also read that if he goes into remission it is considered gone. He is 72 years old . Any info on this disease would be greatly appreciated. Sorry my post was so long.