Nov 20, 2004 - 2:08 am
Hi. We're new to this world of colon cancer and unfortunately we've been pushed in to neck-deep water. My wife was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer a few weeks ago. We are both 47 years old with two kids, one grown and one finishing high school. My wife's cancer spread to her ovaries and lymph nodes near the colon. This is a Krukenberg (?) tumor. We're scheduled for a pet scan next Tuesday. I'm trying to find someone who's been thru this stage IV diagnosis/treatment. Anyone? The statistics (doctors love statistics--I've learned to hate them) are very grim. The chemo doctor told us today that there is a 70% or better chance that my wife will have a recurrence before two years have passed, and this will likely be the cause of her death. (I can't believe I'm writing these words.) Help us please. She really wants to meet someone who has been thru the stage IV colon cancer. This has been a terrible couple of weeks.