Nov 28, 2004 - 12:11 pm
Well, I see this site has some awesome youngsters and I would love to participate! I am a 22 year old cancer survivor. I was dx at age 20 with colorectal cancer. Went through radiation/chemo, surgery, more chemo to take care of the primary tumor. Unfortunately, metastases were detected in Sept. 2003. Since then I have done 2 protocols of chemo and two thoracotomies to attack the lung mets. I am re-starting chemo in 2 days (yikes!). I have seen some young CRC survivors (crusader? Jana?) and would love to talk. I have gotten used to treatment and have learned to deal with the fear of metastatic cancer, but I guess I'm just feeling a little tired and overwhelmed at the moment. I'm applying to grad school, and trying to plan a future, but I don't really know how when I'm living with cancer and might be for a long time. Anyways, would love to talk to any young survivors out there. I look forward to meeting all of you!