Wish myself and everyone else not on this site. Just found out Monday, Feb 19 I have rectal cancer. Don't know what stage yet, will find out Monday after ultrasound. Tumor is about 8cm so it's pretty large. Good news I guess is catscan and xray showed all organs to be ok, blood work great. 1 lymph node questionable. So close to rectum, maybe 2cm or so, will probably have to have colostomy though. As long as I'm breathing, guess I can learn to live with that. Any thoughts or comments would be helpful. Will know more on Monday. Only 44, but have awsome wife and family/friends that are very supportive.