I am 33 years old- I was diagnosed with Stage IV Appendix/Colon Cancer May 14. It's Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma.
What I'm being told is that the cancer originated in my appendix but the tumor manifested in my colon.
So On May 21 I had a right hemicolectomy, my appendix, terminal illeum (sp), omentum fat were all cancerous and removed. 18 lymph nodes were also removed- 8 of which were cancerous.
I started FOLFOX chemo on July 27, had 3 rounds (every other Monday) then had IPHP (Intra-Peritoneal Hyperthermic Profusion) surgery along with exploratory laproscopy on September 18. Then I resumed Chemotherapy with Avastin in October. Monday will be round 7 (of 12).
There is SO little information online about this type of cancer. And the information out there is old.
Is there ANYONE else out there with a similar diagnosis- possibly undergoing the same treatments?