Apr 15, 2004 - 12:54 pm
My 51 year old mother-in-law after having a colonoscopy was told that she had a large tumor in her colon. A CAT scan also showed that it spread to her liver and lymph nodes. The tumor was removed this week. Surgery showed several mets on both sides of her liver. The initial oncologist she saw told her she has 2-3 years to live even with chemo. But, the surgeon said that if she responds well to the chemo they can remove the larger tumor on her liver. The surgeon also said she will continue thereputic chemotherapy. She is going to see a different oncologist in a few weeks. Could anyone provide some information about what to expect or what their experiences were, for those that have colon cancer that has spread to the liver/lymph nodes? After reading some of the discussions I am more hopeful. Thanks to those for sharing their stories, it gives new comers like my mother-in-law much needed hope.