Apr 13, 2004 - 11:08 am
I am 29 years old. I was diagnosed with colon cancer with mets to my liver and lungs in August 2002. I am glad to see a page for younger cancer survivors as I feel I have some other issues that some of the older survivors don't have to deal with. I have a 2 year old son. Does anyone else here have children? How do you keep up with kids when you are so tired from chemo. My family has been a great support but I am beginning to feel like burden on them. I just had another colonoscopy which they removed 2 polyps which were non cancerous. When I had my first colonoscopy there were hundreds of polyps so the treatment has been working. I had a PET scan done in August 2003 which showed the tumors that were left in my liver and lungs were dead. I am having another CT scan next week. I did have a 90% reduction in tumors in my liver. When I saw my first oncologist they gave me 6-18 months so I have already beat the odds. Well I won't go on any longer I just wanted to introduce myself and hope to communicate with some people in my age group. I think the support this web site gives is great.