May 19, 2004 - 8:53 pm
My name is Jason I have stage 3 rectal cancer. I am 24 years old and have a strong family history of this disease. My father and my grandfather have had it. Mine is in the lower third of my rectume which I know is a bad spot. I had a full response to chemo & radiation. But I still must have surgery on June the 4th of 2004. I was diagnosed in Febuary 2 weeks before the birth of my son. I have remained posotive until now and the closer the surgery gets the more depressed I become. I know I am young and havea lot to live for.... I feel maybe talking to somone else might help. I know my father went through it but I feel it is hard for him to talk about it and seeing him recover haunts my thoughts of things to come. Any help dealing with this depression would be helpfull.