Jan 19, 2004 - 1:53 pm
I am new to this board and a recent inductee into the semi colon club. I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer on 12/19/03 and underwent surgery on 12/23. So now I am waiting to start radiation and chemo treatment after my surgery has healed.
I am a 46 years old and my Onc says that I have an excellent chance of beating this with only 8 months of treatment because I am fairly young and healthy. Here is the thing he said that I had 23 lymph nodes that were infected (excuse spelling here) Mestatysis and another type of mest' as my tumor had perforated and then spread by touching both my abdomen and pelvis.
I have read many of the posts on this board and I guess 23 lymph nodes infected is a lot. But as I said my oncologist seems very optimistic.