Mar 24, 2004 - 10:39 am
Hi all-my husband aged 31 has just been diagnosed very unexpectedly with rectal cancer with no family history. We are both doctors which makes coping very difficult as I suppose we see the worst case scenarios after this sort of diagnosis. He is due to start chemo/radiotherapy next week followed by surgery 6 weeks later. He appears to be coping quite well but at present I am struggling-I am pregnant expecting our first baby in May and keep fearing for the future and what will happen to us.Do you have any tips firstly how to get through the chemo/radiotherapy in one piece and how we can both get through this and live with the uncertainty that cancer brings with it.