Sep 02, 2004 - 7:36 pm
My brother (age 40)is stage 3 and has gone through 4 months of radiation and now 9 months of chemo. Has had colosomy bag for 9 months also and will keep it for awhile. His oncologist is now going to see him once a month to check his blood count. Is this enough? Will they be able to tell what's happening by just the blood count? How will we know when things might be getting worse before it's too late?
P.S. I went on this site nearly a year ago when my brother was first diagnosed. Many of you helped me through understanding things during difficult times. I appreciate the comments and have passed this site onto others who also feel the same. You're doing great things for so many.
P.S.S. There is a great book called My Grandfather's Blessings by Rachel Remen that was also a great help and perspective on life.