I have posted a few questions to this site and have had great responses that have helped my family to "navigate" through my mom's treatment.
(My mom was originally diagnosed in Jan 03 with colon cancer in the sigmoid colon with 4 lymph nodes affected.
She had a local recurrence in June 03 and again in Feb 04. These have not been large tumors, but cancerous cells picked up during follow up colonoscopy)
The doctors still seem optimistic, as it is locally confined. We met with the surgeon today, who wants to operate to take out the infected areas. However, he does not think radiation or chemotherapy are a wise course of action.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this plan? I felt that perhaps they should be more aggressive. Does anyone have stats on local recurrence?