Mar 14, 2004 - 8:46 pm
Here's a quick history. Had typical symptoms of blood in stools and told Dr. about it in a routine physical in January. He did a sig and found a tumor that was confirmed cancer by a colonoscopy in early February. I had a CT scan done and it showed no signs of spreading, so my wife and I felt pretty good going into surgery for a resection, done February 20th. Unfortuantely, when they did the surgery, they found three small (1cm) tumors on the liver. My wife and I were devestated because the on duty oncologist at the hospital said that average survival time is 1.5-2 years, with virtually no chance of survival of 5 years. I have visited many sites with discussion groups, but can only find a few with survivor stories. I am 41 with a wonderful supportive wife and three young boys (5,8 & 10). I would like to know if there are long term survivors to give me hope that upcoming chemo may actually work.