Oct 16, 2004 - 6:32 pm
Hi Again...I need your feedback. I'll try to be as brief as possible. I'm with my brother at the hospital who has recurring colon cancer. Just found out he has a massive tumor that is cancerous, on 2 lymph nodes and is in the wall of the stomach. His bowel is completely blocked. Nothing going into his colosomy bag. They are using an NG tube. I spoke to the surgeon yesterday and he said they will not operate because of the size. They're not sure if the oncologist will suggest chemo again or not. I have not spoken to the oncologist yet (not available). They are supposed to do a P.E.T. test to see where else it may have spread. Is this the final stage? How will I know? Who can talk to me about next steps, options or whatever else I should know? I always appreciate all of your honest feedback.