Mar 12, 2005 - 11:19 pm
My Dad was diagnosed a year ago with Colon Cancer stage III, he was operated on and has a permanent colostomy. He's done his three rounds of chemo and radiation, and is going for a SCAN (scray word) on March 21st. I am soooo nervous for the results.
My question is: They said my dad s tumor must of been there for five years...After the patology test came back they were able to tell us that 11 out of 19 lymph nodes were positive for cancer. If the tumor was there for 5 years doesn't it mean that the lymph nodes were involded back them? If nothing had spread last July when he got his scan does that look like good news or should I still keep the though it my mind that it might have spread, say to the liver?
Who often does cancer spread during chemo and radiation, are the chances of it spreading smaller during treatment?
I would really like your honnest opinion, even if it's now all good news.
Thanks in advance for helping me understand all this. Your help means the world to me right now.