Nov 27, 2009 - 9:25 pm
My husband is 39 and was diagnosed with stage 3c colon cancer. He had surgery to remove his tumor july 27 and had to have a colostomy bag. A week later his bowel ruptured and was back in emergency surgery where he almost died. During this surgery he had to have an illiostomy. He spent 20 days in the hospital only to return with several blood clots in his lungs which also almost killed him. He spent a total of 33 days in the hospital. He finally was healthy enough to start chemo on Sept 29th. 8 out of 20 lymph nods were postitive for cancer. I am just wondering why they did not do any scans to see if the cancer is spreading or gone. The dr said they will do PET and CT scans in March when he completes 6 months of chemo but i hate not knowing if it is still in him or even the odds of it still being there. He is so up and down with his chemo. One week he feels pretty good and the next he cant get out of bed.. Just looking for advice. Thanks..