May 13, 2004 - 9:13 am
My husband Jonathan has rectal cancer and recently underwent surgery to remove the tumor. He went through neoadjuvent therapy prior to the surgery and we were informed that all his CT scans were clear of any disease. However, when we went to the oncologists office yesterday to hear the results of the pathology report we were given the following news. Nine lymph nodes were involved. We are truly frightened and feel hopeless. The doctor said the reason it didn't show up on the CT scan was because it was microscopic. My husband is to do follow-up treatment with Folfox and radiation. Can he still be cancer free after the treatment?