Apr 03, 2004 - 10:50 pm
I have a very dear friend who is like a father to me, who was diagnosed with colon cancer nearly 2 years ago. He had 5 out of 10 lymph nodes come back positive and had chemo/radiation and was cancer free for about a year. Now he has a tumor in his shoulder. They did not remove it, just biopsied it and will begin treatment soon as it was malignant. Oscar, my friend, doesn't tell me or anyone much, so I just have to sit here and speculate about it. He did say they weren't sure if this was a spread of the original cancer, because this is an unusual site for it to go, or a new cancer. Oscar is 68 years old, has no family here, just me and my 2 sisters who dearly love him like a father. I think that he is sicker than he is letting on because he is not himself at all. He is normally a joker no matter how bad things are, and I'm just so worried and I don't know what to do. I've been reading this board for a few days and just don't know what I can do for him if he won't ask for the help. He lives an hour from me so I can't just up and go over there every day, I have 2 kids and a husband. I'm sorry I'm rambling, I just don't know where to begin or what to do. What I'm really wondering if this new tumor is a new cancer or a recurrance from the colon cancer. And what most likely will happen next? Thank you to anyone who can shed some light. God bless all of you.