CSN Login
Members Online: 7

grades of cancer

littlejulie's picture
littlejulie
Posts: 311
Joined: Mar 2004

I have recently discovered my mothers stage 3 rectal cancer was a high-grade cancer. She is currently cancer free. This obviously means it was agressive. I know she can still survive this but I guess I'm looking for a little more comfort. She is 56 years old and had one node involved.

julie

ron50's picture
ron50
Posts: 1260
Joined: Nov 2001

Hi Julie,
My surgeon descibed my ca as "frightfully " aggressive . It was into 6 nodes. Perhaps the greater the aggression ,the better it responds to chemo. I'm up to 7 yrs 3 mos. try not to worry as there is no evidence of disease. Ron.

taraHK
Posts: 1961
Joined: Aug 2003

Hi Julie,
I had the same diagnosis as your mom. It is natural to feel frightened by the diagnosis and the statistics. I try to focus on "feeding the faith, starving the doubt". It sounds like her treatment was successful. Try to focus on survival and celebration.
Tara -- almost 2 years post-surgery.....

laurlc
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2005

Hi I just found your meesage and I am so new to all of this my dad who is 60 was just diagnosed with rectal cancer on friday the 11.He had his first cat scan today.I really don't know anything about this cancer.How long ago was your mother diagnosed?

littlejulie's picture
littlejulie
Posts: 311
Joined: Mar 2004

lauric - i emailed you through the network. check it out.

ron50 and tara - thanks SO much!!

Lisa Rose's picture
Lisa Rose
Posts: 589
Joined: Mar 2003

Hi Julie,

My cancer stage 3 was " moderate grade " I was told it was with me 5 years. Who New !

Lisa

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network