Nov 17, 2004 - 11:46 pm
I was first diagnosed with colon cancer in January 2003 after a routine colonoscopy. They found lung mets a month later. I was on chemotheraphy for 7 months (camphosar, 5FU and leucovourn) The nodules in the lungs were small, but with the chemo they reduced about 50%. My oncologist said I was stable and I went off of the chemo in October 03. I have had regular cat scans and so far the lung mets have remained the same so I have been off of chemo for over a year. Even with this encouraging news, I have problems with depression. As with all of you, this illness totally changed my life. I welcome the opportunity to correspond with you. My husband and my kids, although wonderful throughout everything, have problems understanding my feelings at times. Looking forward to sharing experiences.