Feb 18, 2010 - 3:15 pm
Brand new to the board today. I'm a 56 year old male diagnosed with anal cancer on January 22nd - about a month ago.
Of course, like several of you, especially if there are other men (meaning obstinate, stubborn, know it all individuals) out there, you had if for months before finally figuring out that this was not "bad" hemorrhoids.
CT, PET and MRI have all come back negative, though there are some shadows on liver and lungs to be checked down the road. Am in first week of standard protocol, with 5FU bag coming off tomorrow, along with my last radiation treatment for week #1.
So far, so good. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Larry. Haven't had a chance to read through all the other threads yet, but will spend the rest of the day on this board. Very happy to find it !
I am fortunate in that my doc has worked directly with the lead chair of the NCCN protocol write up for anal cancer. Feel I'm in great hands.